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GLUCKSTERN COMMITTED TO KEEPING ISLANDERS ON LONG ISLAND
Published April 7, 1998
Islanders co-Owner Steven Gluckstern was interviewed by Doug Rossi of NEWSDAY in a Q&A. Gluckstern, asked if he would move the team if arena financing falls through: "We are committed to keeping the Islanders and here are three of many reasons: The Islanders have a rich history here, the partners of New York Sports Ventures all live in New York and we have a longterm relationship with Fox Sports New York." Pressed for a yes or no answer, Gluckstern said, "The world is not a place for yes and no answers because the world is constantly changing. We are committed to keeping the team on Long Island, and all of the factors that come into play weigh heavily in that direction" (NEWSDAY, 4/6). MOST FANS HAPPY SO FAR: Islanders President David Seldin said he's been "pleasantly surprised by the reaction" to the team's new campaign, a "controversial advertising campaign tweaking 'ignorant' Ranger fans." During a recent fan forum with new owners Gluckstern and Howard Milstein, one fan "complained the ads give the appearance the Isles have 'an inferiority complex.' Others in the crowd hailed the campaign" (N.Y. POST, 4/4).