Islanders Selling $20 Vials of Melted Ice From Nassau Coliseum

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The New York Islanders are selling melted ice from their final game at Nassau Coliseum, at a cost of $20 per 1/2-ounce vial.

The Islanders are taking orders and packaging the vials at the team store located in the arena in Uniondale, New York, spokesman Kimber Auerbach said in an e-mail Thursday.

The melted ice is from the Islanders’ last game at the Coliseum, which has been the team’s home since 1972. The team won four straight Stanley Cup Finals from 1980-83, and is moving to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center next season.

The Islanders won that April 25 game, a playoff contest against the Washington Capitals, before being eliminated on the road two days later.

It’s commonplace for memorabilia opportunities to arise when professional franchises move venues. When the New York Yankees left the old Yankee Stadium following the 2008 season, sales included capsules of dirt from the infield ($9.99) and fragments of the black wall behind the center field fence ($109.99).

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