Barclays Center is a fantastic indoor arena, a multi-purpose venue unparalleled in the New York City area. The Center is part of a business and residential complex development known as Pacific Park. Brooklyn’s Barclay Center is situated in the heart of Brooklyn, New York, at the crossroads of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues. Barclays Center opened in 2012 and has since set a new standard as the world’s most exciting sports and entertainment showcase venue.
The Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment organization is managing and controlling Barclays Center. This organization also manages the business operations of the New York Islanders and the Brooklyn Nets. Also, the massive renovation of the historically important Brooklyn Paramount Theatre is overseen by the organization, as is the redevelopment project of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. When these projects are completed, Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment will manage both venues’ operations.
Barclays Center is the home of the New York Islanders (NHL) and the Brooklyn Nets (NBA), and the Centers features a very intimate seating configuration. Barclays Center is famous for its sustainable design and construction, and it has been awarded U.S. Green Building Congress Certification, a highly prestigious recognition for new constructions, which made the Center the first entertainment and sports venue in the greater New York area to earn this award and status.
Since Barclays Center opened in 2012 (on September 28), many famous artists performed here in sold-out shows. The Center has hosted the world’s most renowned artists and performers such as The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Rihanna, Beyoncé, and Bruce Springsteen. The great success of these enormous events has made that Barclays Center is among the most popular and successful arenas in the world today.
Barclays Center is located at 620 Atlantic Avenue, across the street from the “Atlantic Terminal of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). For almost two centuries, the LIRR has been providing rail service to and from Brooklyn and this is actually the best and easiest way to get to all the excitement that takes place at Barclays Center. To reach Barclays Center, just board any LIRR train headed for Brooklyn. Some passengers will have to change trains at Jamaica Station.