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Islanders can increase playoff capacity

Islanders can increase playoff capacity

Like the Knicks and Nets, the Islanders will see increased attendance for the playoffs. Now the question is, “At what capacity?”

On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that 50 percent of tickets for home playoff games at Nassau Coliseum will be sold to vaccinated people and the other 50 percent available to unvaccinated people. Fans in the vaccinated sections will need to be only 3 feet apart while the other sections will mandate 6 feet. Everyone will have to wear masks.

“Congratulations to the Islanders,” Cuomo said. “They are a great New York team.”

The Islanders are still working out the exact number of tickets that can be sold for the games and will be on the road for the first two contests of their opening-round series.

Since fans began attending games on March 18, Nassau Coliseum had 10 percent capacity. Cuomo has previously said indoor arenas could go up to 25 percent capacity as of May 19. That would allow the Islanders to have 3,500 fans in their 13,813-seat arena. Tickets are expected to go on sale this week with the playoffs set to begin this weekend.

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Erin Clark

Erin is a sports enthusiast who loves indulging in occasional football matches. She is a passionate journalist who flaunts a perfect hold over the English language. She currently caters her skills for the sports and health section of Report Door.

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