NHL’s New York Islanders has sold out of season tickets for 2021-22 – its inaugural year at the new UBS Arena.

Some 12,000 fans will have general admission passes for the upcoming season at the $1.1bn under-construction venue, which will have a capacity of 19,000 (17,000 for hockey) and will host more than 150 sports and live entertainment events annually.

In addition, only six suites remain available out of the arena’s 56, and less than 250 seats remain in the arena’s Dime Club.

Mike Cosentino, Islanders senior vice president of sales, said: “We are so proud to have the support of these Islanders fans. They’ve responded in such overwhelming fashion. We’re looking forward to welcoming the Islanders faithful to their new home at UBS Arena in the fall.”

The Islanders also revealed plans to start a waiting list for season tickets, and individual game tickets will also be sold.

Tim Leiweke, chief executive of Oak View Group, said: “Selling out season tickets is a true testament to this loyal fanbase. This arena will bring the very best in both hockey and entertainment to fans across the region and we’re excited to open up the doors to the public this fall.”

The news comes amid the Islanders’ run in the semi-finals of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Tampa Bay Lightning, who are currently winning 3-2 with two games left to play.

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