Barclays Center Welcomes More Than 35,500 Fans to Back-To-Back Pearl Jam Concerts This Past Weekend

Oct 21, 2013

BROOKLYN (October 21, 2013) – More than 35,500 people attended two sold-out Pearl Jam shows at Barclays Center this past Friday and Saturday evenings, setting the arena’s attendance record for back-to-back concerts as the building begins its second year in operation.  In addition, Barclays Center’s food and beverage revenue eclipsed seven-figures, a new two-night record for the building.

“We are delighted to have begun the second year of Barclays Center in such a prominent way,” said Barclays Center and Brooklyn Nets CEO Brett Yormark. “I’ve challenged my programming team to build on our accomplishments of Year One and to continue to bring the best to Brooklyn. In addition, we will continue to provide an unprecedented customer and food service experience, while refining all areas of the business. We are proud of our first year at Barclays Center, but we are not satisfied and are committed to making Year Two even better.”

Some upcoming Barclays Center events include:

Drake – Oct. 28
Brooklyn Nets home opener vs. Miami – Nov. 1
Justin Timberlake – Nov. 6
Maryland vs. No. 19 Connecticut, college basketball tip-off – Nov. 8
Kanye West -- Nov. 19-20
No. 1 ranked Kentucky vs. Providence, college basketball – Dec. 1
Zab Judah vs. Paulie Malignaggi, BROOKLYN BOXING™ -- Dec. 7
Pink – Dec. 8-9
Andrea Bocelli –Dec. 11
John Mayer – Dec. 17
Michigan vs. Stanford – Dec. 21
Beyoncé – Dec. 19 and 22

Barclays Center is coming off its momentous inaugural year in which it hosted more than 200 events and attracted more than 2.1 million guests since opening on September 28, 2012.

In becoming a leading concert venue, Barclays Center sold more tickets than any other U.S. venue for concerts and family shows and is ranked second in the world (behind The O2) according to Pollstar magazine’s 2013 third quarter year-to-date report. Barclays Center was also the top-grossing U.S. venue (No. 2 worldwide) for all non-Nets events for the first six months of 2013, according to Billboard magazine.