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||Contact:|
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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New Kids on the Block + Paula Abdul + Boyz II Men
Yep, you read that billing right. The New Kids shelled out hit after hit in the late ’80s and early ’90s, and they'll be sure to sing ’em all here, while making every effort to nail those tricky dance moves. We're guessing Danny, Donnie, Joey, Jordan...Tuesday June 27 2017
Cirque du Soleil: Ovo
Cirque du Soleil’s insectile extravaganza is not your grandpa’s flea circus. It’s more like Cats for the buggy set, with lithe performers in head-to-foot costumes performing acrobatic feats. (Highlights include a grand finale in which crickets bounce...Circuses & magic Wednesday July 5 2017 - Sunday July 9 2017
In any discussion of rock acts that have improved with age, English heavy-metal institution Iron Maiden has to come in somewhere near the top: Even if Bruce Dickinson can't hit every screeching high note of his prime (cut him some slack, the guy just...Punk and metal Friday July 21 2017 - Saturday July 22 2017
Long the most prominent milker of Pink Floyd’s catalog—a privilege that comes with being the primary writer of most of the band’s songs—Waters returns to New York with a show that promises a mix of old and new material. Judging by his set at Oldchella...Rock and indie Thursday September 7 2017 - Saturday September 16 2017
Only time will tell if 24K Magic’s foot-tapping facsimile of ’70s funk, ’80s disco-pop and ’90s R&B will lose its sheen over the course of 2017. But we’re betting that come fall, Mars’s party tunes will still have enough funk to get you uptown (or to...Pop Friday September 22 2017 - Thursday October 5 2017
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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.
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.
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!