Barclays Center Tickets
The multi-purpose indoor arena in the Brooklyn area of New York City known as the Barclays center is one of the most state of the art entertainment arenas ever constructed. The arena, which cost a startling $1 billion to construct opened in late September of 2012 after years of anticipation. It is located on a platform that sits on top of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority owned Vanderbilt Yards rail yard.
The Barclays Center can be found right along Atlantic Avenue at the center of the new Atlantic Yards community; a multi-billion dollar project designed to bring new business and residential complexes to the Brooklyn area. The design was created to be entirely modern and will pay homage to the city of New York as well as the neighborhood of Brooklyn and will also feature massive LCD screens and state-of-the-art equipment throughout.
The newly unveiled Barclays Center is designed to be the central piece of this new state of the art community and one of the biggest features in this new development. The arena has been designed to host the Brooklyn Nets, formerly the New Jersey Nets, one of the city’s NBA basketball teams. It will also hold a number of other sporting events and concert events and although it will have to compete with several other large venue spaces in New York City, it is expected to bring in even more action to the Big Apple.
The idea for the Barclays Center was first conceived back in 2004 when the Nets first started looking for a new home for their team. It wasn’t until 2010 that ground would break for the arena. As a great deal of the support to get the New Jersey Nets into Brooklyn came from the rapper and music producer Jay Z, it seems only fitting that the entertainer would have a great deal to do with the arena’s first event. On September 28, 2012, Jay Z opened the arena with a live performance and the first ever event at the Barclays Center.
The newly unveiled arena, will host 19,000 fans or more for concerts such as this. When being used for ice hockey games it can hold 14,500. When the Barclays Center will serve as the home court for the Brooklyn Nets it will be able to hold 18,103 fans in this massive new state of the art arena.