BROOKLYN HOCKEY LAUNCHES AT BARCLAYS CENTERApr 23, 2015
BROOKLYN (April 23, 2015) – Barclays Center will launch its BROOKLYN HOCKEY™ college hockey programming platform when the venue’s first-ever college hockey event faces off on Sunday, November 1.
This annual event, in partnership with Play By Play Sports, LLC , will feature an Atlantic Hockey league contest between The United States Military Academy (Army) and Bentley University. The second match-up features a Hockey East battle between the University of Notre Dame and the University of Connecticut. The doubleheader will showcase different teams each year.
Tickets for the games will go on sale on Friday, May 8 at 10 a.m and can be purchased online via Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Saturday, May 9 at noon (if tickets are still available). For information on individual suites, please call 718-BK-SUITE.
“We are thrilled to be launching BROOKLYN HOCKEY, our college hockey programming platform, with a great doubleheader featuring teams from some of the best conferences in the sport,” said Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark. “Barclays Center has become a must-play for major college basketball through our BROOKLYN HOOPS franchise, and hopefully soon the same will be true for our BROOKLYN HOCKEY program.”
“We are excited to partner with Barclays Center to promote college hockey and these premier institutions through this annual event in Brooklyn.” said Tim Roth, SVP of Play By Play Sports, LLC.
“Hockey East is pleased to join with our friends in Atlantic Hockey and Play By Play Sports to bring this event to hockey fans at Barclays Center,” said Hockey East commissioner Joe Bertagna. “It worked out well that our two newest member institutions were able to participate in this inaugural event and the Notre Dame-UConn hockey rivalry has already become one to watch.”
“This is a great opportunity for two of our member institutions, Army and Bentley, to be a part of a major event and to participate in the first college hockey event at Barclays Center,” said Bob DeGregorio, Commissioner of Atlantic Hockey. “Our partners at Atlantic Hockey, Army and Bentley are excited to showcase their exceptional student-athletes at this venue.”