In the heart of Brooklyn, at the crossroads of Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues, Barclays Center is setting a new standard as the showcase venue for the world’s most thrilling entertainment and sports events.
Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment manages and controls Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Islanders business operations. It is also overseeing the redevelopment of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and the renovation of the historic Brooklyn Paramount Theatre and will manage the operations of both venues upon their opening.
Developed by Brooklyn-based real estate developer Forest City Ratner Companies and designed by the award-winning architectural firms AECOM and SHoP Architects, Barclays Center is the state-of-the-art home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and the NHL’s New York Islanders, boasting one of the most intimate seating configurations ever designed for a modern multi-purpose arena.
A model for sustainable design and construction, Barclays Center has earned LEED© Silver Certification for New Construction from the U.S. Green Building Congress, becoming the first professional sports and entertainment venue in the New York metro area to achieve this status.
Barclays Center opened to extensive critical acclaim and was recognized with several major awards, including the 2012 Pollstar Award Best New Major Concert Venue, 2013 Sports Business Awards Facility of the Year, Architizer A+ Building of the Year Award and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Brooklyn Building Award for Economic Development.
Since its opening on September 28, 2012 with the first of eight consecutive sold-out shows by JAY Z, Barclays Center has continued to host the world’s most renowned performers, including Barbra Streisand, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Madonna and Bruce Springsteen.
The success of these events has made Barclays Center one of the most popular arenas in the world, ranked top five globally in 2015 for gross revenue and attendance by Billboard and Venues Today.
With 101 luxury suites and an array of bars, lounges and clubs including the 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant by American Express, Calvin Klein Courtside Club and Billboard Lounge, Barclays Center makes for a memorable setting at any event.
Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in retail banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth management with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs over 140,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.
Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment
Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE) develops and operates state-of-the-art venues and manages premier sports franchises, delivering dynamic content and experiences for audiences. BSE oversees programming, marketing, sales, and operations for Barclays Center and Long Island’s new Coliseum, and manages and controls the NBA's Brooklyn Nets and its Development League team, the Long Island Nets, as well as the business operations of the NHL's New York Islanders.
Barclays Center, which opened on September 28, 2012, offers 17,732 seats for basketball, 15,795 for hockey, and up to 19,000 seats for concerts, and has 101 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, four clubs, and 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant by American Express.
Nassau Coliseum, scheduled to reopen April 5, 2017 after extensive renovation, will offer 13,000 seats for hockey, 13,500 for basketball, and 14,500 for standard concert configurations, with the ability to flex up. The bowl will have a theater seating option for 4,000 guests.
With a focus on emerging businesses, BSE identifies and creates alliances, strategic partners and other business opportunities to ensure the success of its assets.
Onexim Sports and Entertainment
Onexim Sports and Entertainment Holding USA, Inc., established by Mikhail Prokhorov, closed on the agreement for the purchase of an 80% stake in the capital of the Nets basketball club and a 45% share in Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn on May 12, 2010. In December 2015, Onexim purchased the remaining 20% of the team and 55% of the arena from Forest City Ratner Companies to become the 100% equity owner of Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets.