New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that large arenas and stadiums could begin to reopen on Feb. 23, which includes the New York Islanders home of Nassau Coliseum.
The announcement was met with approval and excitement from pro sports franchises and local officials. The Nassau Coliseum, along with other venues in New York State, will be limited to 10 percent capacity when their doors do open.
“It’s exciting that Governor Cuomo has announced that New York State will allow a limited number of fans to attend games starting February 23rd,” The Islanders said in a statement. “We look forward to welcoming the best fans in hockey back to the Coliseum as soon as possible and to UBS Arena at Belmont Park next season. … The health and safety of our fans and our staff remains our top priority.”
Priority for tickets is being given to season ticket holders.
But how comfortable will Islanders fans be with returning to the Nassau Coliseum, even with a smaller than normal capacity in the arena? We decided to take the question right to you and let you sound off here on NYI Hockey Now.
Vote in our poll below and feel free to expand on that vote in the comment section as to why you would or would not feel comfortable going to a game in person right now.