Dec 16, 2013

BROOKLYN (December 16, 2013) –Barclays Center will host the first-ever Kickoff In Brooklyn featuring three consecutive nights of premier events as part of a big sports and entertainment week in the New York area January 30-February 1, 2014.

On Thursday, January 30, a pair of former Welterweight champions, ‘Vicious’ Victor Ortiz and Brooklyn’s own Luis Collazo, will square off for the WBA International Welterweight title. In the 10-round co-main event, New York phenom Eddie ‘E-Boy’ Gomez will meet top prospect Daquan ‘King’ Arnett in a clash of junior middleweight unbeatens.

The following night, January 31, the Brooklyn Nets will host Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

Kickoff In Brooklyn concludes on Saturday, February 1 with the WFAN’S BIG HELLO TO BROOKLYN concert featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers, New Politics, MS MR, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, and Basic Vacation.

Kickoff In Brooklyn Schedule

January 30 - ‘Vicious’ Victor Ortiz and Brooklyn’s Luis Collazo headline major boxing card. Doors open at 7 p.m. -- first bell at 7:45 p.m.

January 31 - Brooklyn Nets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder at 7:30 pm.

February 1 - WFAN’S BIG HELLO TO BROOKLYN concert, featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers, New Politics, MS MR, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, and Basic Vacation, 7 p.m.

“We’re excited to introduce Kickoff In Brooklyn with three marquee events as part of a major week of sports and entertainment in the New York area,” said Barclays Center and Brooklyn Nets CEO Brett Yormark. “Barclays Center is looking forward to welcoming fans from across the globe and kicking off this unprecedented super week.”

Tickets for the championship boxing event are currently available for purchase at www.barclayscenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. For group tickets, please call 800-GROUP-BK. A limited number of suites are currently available for the event. For more information on how to reserve one, please call 718-BK-SUITE (718-257-8483).

Tickets for the Nets-Thunder game can be purchased now by visiting brooklynnets.com or by calling 800-4NBA-TIX.

Tickets for WFAN’S BIG HELLO TO BROOKLYN go on sale on Friday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased via www.barclayscenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets will be available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Saturday, December 21 at noon, pending availability.