New York Islanders forward Kyle Okposo, right, enjoys the fans' attention during pre-game warmups last season.
Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images
Fans interested in receiving a closer look at pre-game warmups for the New York Islanders’ home contests better have the proper ticket in tow.
The Islanders have altered an unwritten rule allowing fans to watch the festivities from as close to the ice as possible, regardless of the ticket in their hand.
This season, Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark announced a plan for 91 ticket holders per night to have access to VIP areas and watch the warmups. The decision, according to Yormark, is "another great benefit of being an Islanders season ticket holder."
Article continues below ...
While presumably the No. 91 is in tribute to captain John Tavares, many fans have voiced their displeasure with the most recent turn of events since the team moved from the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y.