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Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NY
The Barclays Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York. It is a brand new, state of the art arena, with construction beginning in the spring of 2010 and finishing in the fall of 2012. Construction cost more than one billion dollars, due in great part to its excellent location (and, of course, the price of real estate and labor in New York City), but the result is a magnificent arena that is capable of hosting any number of events.
Seating 18,103, the Barclays Center is the home to electric basektball by way of Brooklyn Nets tickets, who moved from Newark, New Jersey (where they were the New Jersey Nets) in order to play in Brooklyn and play at the new arena. Both the Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets are owned by Mikhail Prokhorov. Since New York City and neighboring northern New Jersey are both bustling metropolises, the arena has much competition—but also millions of potential visitors to consider.
Beginning in 2015, the Barclays Center will get another guest, as it will also host the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League. Islanders tickets provide fans with cant miss action, night in and night out. The arena was first talked about in 2004, but it took until 2010 for work to begin. Bruce Ratner purchased the New Jersey Nets for $300 million, which was actually just part of his first step to building the Barclays Center as the new home for the team. There was much legal debate along the way, but eventually everything was settled and the arena was built as an iconic new building for Brooklyn.
Getting There and Getting In
Eleven subway lines stop near the arena: 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, R to Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center C to Lafayette Avenue G to Fulton Street