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Barclays Center

Sports and fitness, Stadiums Prospect Heights
5 out of 5 stars
(11user reviews)
 (Photograph: Filip Wolak)
Photograph: Filip WolakBarclays Center
 (Photograph: Filip Wolak)
Photograph: Filip WolakBarclays Center
 (Photograph: Filip Wolak)
Photograph: Filip WolakBarclays Center
 (Photograph: Filip Wolak)
Photograph: Filip WolakBarclays Center
 (Photograph: Filip Wolak)
Photograph: Filip WolakBarclays Center
 (Photograph: Filip Wolak)
Photograph: Filip WolakBarclays Center

The splashy new 19,000-seat Barclays Center opened in September 2012 and brought with it the Brooklyn Nets, the borough's first major pro sports team since the Dodgers left in 1957. Besides the NBA, the venue hosts concerts by superstars such as Rihanna and (part owner) Jay-Z, sports tourneys including the Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Championship and family-friendly events like the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus.


Venue name: Barclays Center
Address: 620 Atlantic Ave
Cross street: at Flatbush Ave
Transport: Subway: B, D, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Atlantic Ave–Barclays Ctr
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  • Festivals Wednesday June 26 2019
  • Wednesday June 26 2019
  • Pop Friday July 19 2019
  • Punk and metal Saturday July 27 2019 - Sunday July 28 2019

Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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A plethora of great events that are hosted at this terrific venue. It's clean, easy to get to, has great concession options, and sight lines are good for the events. I've experienced a few sporting events and concerts here and I always walk away impressed. 


Finally, there is a stadium in the New York City area we can be proud of. The awesome Barclay’s Center can hold up to 19,000 seats for a concert, has over a hundred luxury suites, four bars/lounges, four clubs, plus much more. Whether you are there to enjoy a sporting event or a concert, you are sure to have an experience to remember in Brooklyn. The Barclay’s Center has all you need under one roof including world class entertainment as well as a great selection of food and drinks. No wonder this arena was ranked one of top five globally. 


I haven't been to Barclays center too often, but the times I have I remember thinking, this is freakin huge. And it is! All around you is just rows and rows of seats that go up into what seems like a never-ending line of seats. I don't know how anyone in the super high mezzanine seats see anything to be honest. It is in a pretty perfect location for me because there is access to nearly all train lines, and is near my house so being able to get home in a jiffy after a long show is a major advantage. Also in the perfect area for post concert food as there are many cuisines and restaurants in the surrounding area if you ever get the munchies. Basically, just get a good seat and you'll be set.

What can I say about Barclays Center that hasn't already been said? This place is amazing! I've been to shows, concerts, hockey games, basketball games, you name it! The greatest staff in sports entertainment and by far the best arena food I've tasted. When an event comes across my radar I always check to see if it's here first! No other arena like it.


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I recently went to a Nets game here! Barclays Center is easy to get to. There are plenty of subways and the LIRR right outside the stadium. I sat in the top section, so it was a little hard to see the game. Good thing there's the big screen to watch the game. There were plenty of dancers, cheerleaders, and other entertainment! The food options for purchase during the game were awesome too! I love the wings from Buffalo Boss! It's a fun time for all!


Whether it's across the Hudson at Prudential Center, in the heart of Midtown at the Garden, or a short ride to the Atlantic Yards station for Barclays Center, it's safe to say the arenas in the area are state-of-the-art. Barclays Center is a first-class venue, plain and simple. It's a beautifully designed building, both inside and out. I've had the opportunity to take in a myriad of events at the arena - concert, beer festival, basketball, and hockey - and with the exception of the layout not made for an NHL rink, there's little else to complain about. Much like MSG, getting to the arena is a breeze from just about anywhere. With a main subway artery directly beneath the venue you'll hardly have to be outside to enter. If you have the chance to attend an event here, please do!


Giant indoor stadium/arena, located in downtown Brooklyn, easily accessible by public transport (Atlantic - Barclays). The Barclays Center is multi-purpose, and hosts sports (Brooklyn Nets), concerts/music, conventions, and pretty much anything else you can imagine. Still relatively new, and well-maintained, generally clean, and quite a few dining options, with some that are pretty high quality (though also expensive). True stadium seating means most seats have a pretty good view - but the sheer size may mean even if you can see the stage, it may be tiny. Meanwhile, the best seats really do put you right in the middle of the action. Definitely helped revitalize the area, a lot to do in the immediate vicinity.

Barclay's Center is a brand new area within NYC that houses not one but two professional sports team.  Both the Brooklyn Nets and the NY Islanders now call this stadium home.  I have only seen hockey games here thus far, so I can not comment on how concerts and basketball events are.  For hockey, its a solution for the NY Islanders who were in search of a New York home.  The sound and sights of the stadium are impressive. The food selection has many options outside of the basic stadium fare.  The seating is decent, although there is that issue on the far end of the stadium where you are unable to see the goaltender.  Luxury boxes are nice and the seating in the center is good, but quite steep towards the top.  The black seats and the black cup holders make it challenging to walk the rows, as you can not see the holders.  Getting to the arena is best via subway or LIRR.  Traffic post game seems insane, so either wait a bit or take the trains.  

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What's not to love about the Barclays. Easy access on the subway and if you're willing to walk past the first wave of sports bars and pizza joints there are amazing restaurants a few blocks over on the edge of the Slope. The arena itself is up-to-date and modern, even if they pack you in (to the cheap seats at each). Decent food and drink options too. Now we just need the Islanders and Nets to start cleaning up. 

I think I've done it all at Barclays.  Concerts, basketball, hockey, beer event, etc.  Every time I visit, I have a great time!  Even though I live on the Upper East Side, it's easy to get to and from the venue with just about every train line stopping at the Atlantic stop.  The venue has amazing food and beer selections.  Also, not to knock on it's older, more popular neighbor, MSG, attending an event here is much more affordable.  I look forward to making many more amazing memories at Barclays over the years!


I am a HUGE fan of Barclay's. I came here 3 times in November for various events and sat in various sections- once in the section right above the floor, once in the upper deck and once in a box, all the 3 times were amazing (obviously the box was quite an experience). The way it's built is really conducive to those of us with shallow pockets (aka even the nosebleeds are not that bad) I highly suggest going here for any event, it's super conveniently located, any train goes there, except of course the L so you really have no excuse.