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.
Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment manages and controls Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Islanders business operations. It is also overseeing the redevelopment of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and the renovation of the historic Brooklyn Paramount Theatre and will manage the operations of both venues upon their opening.
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 is the state-of-the-art home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and the NHL’s New York Islanders, boasting one of the most intimate seating configurations ever designed for a modern multi-purpose arena.
A model for sustainable design and construction, Barclays Center has earned LEED© Silver Certification for New Construction from the U.S. Green Building Congress, becoming the first professional sports and entertainment venue in the New York metro area to achieve this status.
Barclays Center opened to extensive critical acclaim and was recognized with several major awards, including the 2012 Pollstar Award Best New Major Concert Venue, 2013 Sports Business Awards Facility of the Year, Architizer A+ Building of the Year Award and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Brooklyn Building Award for Economic Development.
Since its opening on September 28, 2012 with the first of eight consecutive sold-out shows by JAY Z, Barclays Center has continued to host the world’s most renowned performers, including Barbra Streisand, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Madonna and Bruce Springsteen.
The success of these events has made Barclays Center one of the most popular arenas in the world, ranked top five globally in 2015 for gross revenue and attendance by Billboard and Venues Today.
With 101 luxury suites and an array of bars, lounges and clubs including the 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant by American Express, Calvin Klein Courtside Club and Billboard Lounge, Barclays Center makes for a memorable setting at any event.