Barclays Center

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Barclays Center
The west side of the Barclays Center (October 2012)
The west side of the Barclays Center (October 2012)
place 620 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn , New York , New York 11553
United StatesUnited States
Coordinates 40 ° 40 '57 "  N , 73 ° 58' 28"  W Coordinates: 40 ° 40 '57 "  N , 73 ° 58' 28"  W.
owner Forest City Enterprises
Onexim Sports & Entertainment
operator Brooklyn Arena, LLC
start of building March 11, 2010
opening September 28, 2012
surface Parquet
ice surface
costs 1 billion US dollars
architect AECOM (Ellerbe Becket)
SHoP Architects
capacity Ice hockey : 15,795 seats
Basketball : 17,732 seats
Concerts : 18,000 seats

The Barclays Center is a multifunctional arena in the Brooklyn borough of the US metropolis of New York . The arena opened on September 28, 2012 with a concert by rapper Jay-Z .


The arena is primarily used as the home ground of the NBA team Brooklyn Nets . Previously, the Nets played in New Jersey at the Prudential Center and the Izod Center .

Since the beginning of the 2015/16 season , the NHL team New York Islanders has played its home games at the Barclays Center. Since the Barclays Center was not originally planned for ice hockey and an ice hockey surface is significantly larger than a basketball court, there are many places with visual impairments. Business Insider even calls these places "possibly the worst places in North American professional sport" . In addition, the team's new venue was not accepted without exception by the fans, as the Islanders were no longer - according to their name - based in Long Island , but in Brooklyn. As a result, the Islanders' management looked early for an alternative, which they found in Belmont Park in December 2017 . A new home arena is to be built on the site of this former racecourse in Elmont on Long Island and is to be completed in the 2020/21 season . In the 2018/19 season , the Islanders will temporarily return to their old home, the renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum , which was reopened in 2017 . The team will play 12 of the 41 regular season home games there. The other 29 games will take place at the Barclays Center.

The Long Island Nets basketball team from the NBA Gatorade League , founded in 2016 , played its debut 2016/17 season at the Barclays Center. In 2017 they moved to the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

From 2020, the New York Liberty women's basketball team from the WNBA will play their games at the Barclays Center.

Gastronomy and shops

Integrated into the Barclays Center are the adidas nets store , the Brooklyn Nets fan shop and a Starbucks café.

Transport links

The Barclays Center is located in the district of Downtown Brooklyn at the intersection of major transport routes Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue . The arena is served directly by public transport via the Atlantic Avenue / Barclays Center / 4th Avenue node . Here hold z. As the subway lines , , , , , , , and . The station Atlantic terminal of the LIRR is directly across the arena. NYCS-bull-trans-2-hour svgNYCS-bull-trans-3-hour svgNYCS-bull-trans-4-hrsvgNYCS-bull-trans-5-hrsvgNYCS-bull-trans-B-Std.svgNYCS-bull-trans-D-Std.svgNYCS-bull-trans-N-Std.svgNYCS-bull-trans-Q-Std.svgNYCS-bull-trans-R-Std.svg


Web links

Commons : Barclays Center  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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  8. move of the New York Islanders perfect article from December 21, 2017
  9. Islanders confirm return to Nassau Coliseum Article dated January 30, 2018
  10. Long Island Nets Unveil Logo And Uniform For Inaugural Season Article from March 24, 2016 (English)
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