The upshot is clear: having the hockey Islanders play at least 41 home games (plus pre-season and potential playoffs) will be a great boon to the arena.
Worth noting: only 1,000 people are expected to attend the 2/10/13 basketball matchup at noon between locals Long Island University and St. Francis College. LIU's own arena (aka Wellness Center) seats 2,500, and is just up the block.
Also note that the 2/28/13 concert of Jewish cantorial music is expected to be set in the arena's theater configuration.
The January calendar