When the Islanders face the Devils Sept. 21 in a preseason game at Barclays Center the official seating capacity will be 15813 the Isles announced at a media tour of the Barclays hockey configuration.

That figure -- up from an original projection of "around 15000" -- would keep the Isles' new building from being the smallest in the league when the team moves to Brooklyn for the 2015-16 season. "It's a good number" Islanders owner Charles Wang said Thursday. "We're very happy with the place."

When Wang and Barclays Center developer Bruce Ratner announced last Oct. 24 that the Islanders will be moving to Brooklyn the hockey seating capacity was projected to be right around 15000. That would have given the Isles the smallest home arena in the league.

But Ratner and Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark have configured the seating to accommodate closer to 16000 seats and that is without 416 seats at the obstructed end that will not be sold because of the view. Some of those 15813 are obstructed-view seats but Yormark said the arena plans to add roughly 75 to 100 premium ice-level seats which could move the capacity even higher.