BARCLAYS CENTER AND BILLBOARD ALIGN TO OPEN BILLBOARD LOUNGEAug 12, 2015
Exclusive club in Barclays Center available to Nets and Islanders premium season ticket holders
BROOKLYN (August 12, 2015) – Barclays Center and Billboard, the leading global destination for charts, news, trends and innovations in music, have aligned to open an exclusive club, Billboard Lounge, amplified by Lightpath, in September. Located on the event level inside the Brooklyn venue, Billboard Lounge will serve as an intimate destination at Brooklyn Nets and New York Islanders games, select events, and for music showcases.
Accommodating up to 300 people, the 5,500-square-foot Billboard Lounge will radiate sophisticated glamour with a gold-and-maroon color scheme, custom banquette seating, warm wood finishes and a Billboard-designed music theme. An expanded bar, elegant cocktail tables, and private hospitality studios nestled in the back will create a one-of-a kind club inside Barclays Center. The menu, created by Barclays Center’s food and beverage partner Levy Restaurants, will feature signature cocktails and a specialized selection of small plate foods.
On select evenings, Billboard and Barclays Center will curate live programming that will include artist showcases, product launches, industry speaking panels, and special performances. Memberships are available starting this week to premium Nets and Islanders season ticket holders.
“This venue partnership between Billboard and Barclays Center represents a bold brand pairing in one of our most valuable spaces: live events,” said John Amato, co-president, Billboard. “The deal reflects our latest commitment to transforming the Billboard brand into a global franchise.”
“What makes this new lounge a destination is our collaboration with Billboard, the longstanding voice of the entertainment industry,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of Barclays Center. “Billboard Lounge will offer members an intimate club atmosphere, as well as the opportunity to attend private post-event artist showcases in a distinct setting. We are excited that Barclays Center continues to evolve as we enter our fourth year since opening.”
Hitting an all-time high of nearly 15.2 million worldwide monthly unique visitors to its website in January 2015, Billboard has seen 77 percent year-over-year growth of monthly uniques globally since January 2014. Recent exclusive reports include Billboard’s scoop on John Mayer joining former members of The Grateful Dead, and the revelation that Amy Winehouse’s label destroyed the singer’s demo recordings following her death.
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