The state-of-the-art facility is home to the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, bringing major league sports back to the New York borough after 60 years.
The Nets, whose logo was designed by Jay Z, opens its home schedule against its cross-town rivals the New York Knicks on Thursday, 1 November.
Barclays Center offers approximately 18,000 seats for basketball games and up to 19,000 for concerts. Visitors can also enjoy access to 101 luxury suites, four bars or lounges, four clubs, and the 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant.
Tom Kalaris, Executive Chairman, Barclays Americas, officially unveiled the arena at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, 21 September.
He was joined by Bruce Ratner, Forest City Ratner Companies Chairman and CEO; Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York; Mikhail Prokhorov, Brooklyn Nets Owner; Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Borough President; Brett Yormark, Barclays Center and Brooklyn Nets CEO; Gerard LaRocca, Chief Administrative Officer, Americas, Barclays; along with other government officials and community leaders.
“This arena will transform downtown Brooklyn and add to the great architecture of New York City,” said Tom Kalaris at the event.