We present unparalleled Entertainment in Brooklyn, in a State of the Art Venue, with global appeal that lifts the spirit and creates lasting memories.
In the heart of Brooklyn, at the crossroads of Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues, Barclays Center is setting a new standard as the showcase venue for the world’s most thrilling entertainment and sports events.
Developed by Brooklyn-based real estate developer Forest City Ratner Companies and designed by the award-winning architectural firms AECOM and SHoP Architects, Barclays Center serves as the state-of-the-art home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and is a model for sustainable design and construction. Unparalleled sightlines for 17,732 welcome basketball fans to the action and audiences of up to 19,000 can be accommodated for musical or other performances. Professional hockey will soon be part of Barclays Center’s programming line-up when the New York Islanders move to the borough in 2015.
In receiving extensive critical acclaim, Barclays Center has been recognized with several major awards including the 2013 Sports Business Awards Sports Facility of the Year, 2012 Pollstar Award Best New Major Concert Venue, Architizer A+ Building of the Year Award, and Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Brooklyn Building Award for Economic Development.
Since its opening on September 28, 2012 with eight consecutive sold out shows by JAY Z, Barclays Center has continued to host the world’s most renown performers, including Barbra Streisand, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Rihanna, Andrea Bocelli, Dave Matthews Band, Bruno Mars and Coldplay, all worthy of top billing on the arena oculus.
And if the unparalleled lineup of entertainment icons isn’t enough, the arena’s 101 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, three clubs and the newest location of JAY Z’s 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant by American Express all guarantee that an event at Barclays Center is destined to be a memorable one.