50 Days until the Opening of Barclays Center

Aug 9, 2012

BROOKLYN – Only 50 days until opening.

Barclays Center, the most anticipated sports and entertainment venue in the world and the home of the Brooklyn Nets, will celebrate its Opening Night on September 28 when Brooklyn’s own JAY Z takes the stage.

“One of Brooklyn’s most historic moments is almost here,” said Barclays Center and Brooklyn Nets CEO Brett Yormark. “In 50 days, Barclays Center will begin to welcome the greatest borough in the City into the most spectacular venue in the world. We are on the verge of delivering the best of 21st century architecture, technology, programming, and customer service, and it couldn’t be more accessible, with outstanding mass transit coming to the foot of the building. We believe that Barclays Center will exceed Brooklyn’s expectations and give the borough everything it deserves.”

One of the key differentiating initiatives at Barclays Center includes having Disney Institute soon begin training 2,000 Barclays Center employees to provide the best customer experience for our patrons. In addition, Barclays Center will also soon announce its culinary program, which will be authentic to Brooklyn.

As part of its volume and variety of programming, Barclays Center has already secured 209 events for the first year, highlighted by JAY Z’s eight sold out concerts, Barbra Streisand, the Brooklyn Nets inaugural game against the New York Knicks on TNT, NCAA Champion Kentucky vs. Maryland in the Barclays Center Classic, the Kellogg’s® Tour of Gymnastics Champions with the 2012 U.S. Women’s Olympic Gymnastics gold medal team, Disney on Ice, and the first major boxing event that is slated for October 20, whose card will be announced shortly. Barclays Center will also soon announce a more intimate theater for smaller shows within the bowl.

In addition, the business market continues to respond favorably to the opening of Barclays Center. By later this month Barclays Center expects to exceed 10,000 full season seats for the Brooklyn Nets, 80 percent of suites have been sold, and the arena plans to announce its 10th Founding Partner next week.

The Barclays Center experience starts in 50 days. Brooklyn is getting ready.