MTV Video Music Awards

Event Information

Important Event Information:

Doors will open for the MTV Video Music Awards at 7PM to all ticket holders. All attendees need to be in the arena by 8:45PM. The event will start at 9PM.

All ticket holders need to enter the building through our GEICO Main Entrance. Suite Ticket Holders may enter the building through either the Calvin Klein VIP Entrance or the GEICO Main Entrance. Atlantic and Dean Street Entrances are closed.

Due to MTV Video Music Awards production, the American Express Box Office is closed Saturday and Sunday. A physical ticket to the event must be presented to access the arena property. There will be no reprinting of tickets on site. NYPD will move all non-ticketed patrons off of arena property.

Please allow as much time as possible for transportation to the event as traffic will be very heavy due to road closures.


  • Sixth Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Dean Street on Friday, August 23rd, 12:00pm – Monday, August 26th, 12:00am midnight
  • Pacific Street between Sixth Avenue and Carlton Avenue on Saturday, August 24th, 7:00am – Monday, August 26th, 12:00am midnight
  • Dean Street between Flatbush Avenue and Carlton Avenue on Saturday, August 24th, 7:00am – Monday, August 26, 12:00am midnight


All visitors being picked up for this event should wait at the reserved space in front of Modell’s Sporting Goods located at 140 Flatbush Avenue


  • Emergency lanes will be maintained at all times
  • Traffic will remain open on Flatbush Avenue and Atlantic Avenue
  • Barclays Center subway access will remain open
  • Variable Message Signs (VMS) will be installed on local arterial roads and significant intersections
  • Residents will have access to their homes at all times
  • On-site street parking will be severely limited

Event Information:

MTV is set to make history by bringing the 2013 “Video Music Awards” to Brooklyn, New York for the first time ever. Airing LIVE from Barclays Center on Sunday, August 25, this year’s “Video Music Awards” will mark the 30th anniversary of the show and become the first major annual award show to take place in the borough of Brooklyn.

“From a vibrant musical scene for up and coming artists to epic concerts by today's biggest stars and the triumphant return of pro sports to the borough after nearly 60 years, Brooklyn has re-emerged as a cultural capitol where music, sports and entertainment history is made every day,” said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV. “We can’t wait to help write the next chapter on August 25th, when one of the biggest nights in music happens in Brooklyn… for the very first time.”

“Brooklyn is home to icons like the Cyclone in Coney Island and the Brooklyn Bridge, and now it can lay claim to the MTV ‘Video Music Awards,’” said Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. “Bringing the VMAs to Brooklyn will mean hundreds of jobs as crews work on the production and provide a boost to our local economy as attendees stay in hotels, visit local eateries and experience all Brooklyn and our City have to offer.”

“MTV’s ‘Video Music Awards’ are the perfect culmination to an incredible inaugural year for Barclays Center,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of Barclays Center. “The VMAs are a symbol of pop culture and have created iconic moments worldwide in music and entertainment. Brooklyn has become an international brand and is the perfect setting for these moments. We can’t wait to share our stage with the world.”

“From hip-hop to hipsters, JAY Z to MGMT, Brooklyn musicians have a long history of dominating the ‘spotlight’ on MTV. Brooklyn is a cultural Mecca—the hippest, coolest place for young people across the country, and has played a crucial role in the careers of some of 2013’s biggest bands, like Fun and the Lumineers,” stated Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. “Now, it is only fitting that the first time Brooklyn will ever host a major awards show, we are welcoming the most exciting and talked about spectacle in the music industry: the ‘MTV Video Music Awards.’ What better venue than the newest, most beautiful, most state-of-the-art arena in the country, Barclays Center. Bravo to MTV on a decision that hits all the right notes and strikes all the right chords. I’m so thrilled that I’ll probably get ‘no sleep till Brooklyn’ hosts the VMAs!”

Since the first “MTV Video Music Awards” aired in 1984, the VMAs instantly earned its reputation for delivering the most popular bands and artists to create the loudest, most influential and at times, the most controversial, annual live celebration of music in the world. No other award show has been responsible for creating more memorable or bigger musical moments in pop culture history than the MTV Video Music Awards. From Madonna, Michael Jackson, Guns N’ Roses and Nirvana to Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Kanye West, an appearance on the VMA stage can forever change the trajectory of an artist’s career in one single night.

The 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” will air across MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching more than a half-billion households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s more than 200 digital media properties around the world. The 2012 VMAs was one of MTV’s top performers in key markets across Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia.

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