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Barclays Center, Brooklyn

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An indoor arena for sports and entertainment in the heart of Brooklyn, Barclays Center can host up to 18,000 people for games, concerts, and other events that take place throughout the year. Though the 2009 recession threatened to shut down construction, in 2012 the site opened to the public and hosted its first major event, a Jay Z concert. Home of the National Basketball Association's Brooklyn Nets, the center is now one of the most popular event arenas in the greater New York City area. Check the website for future offerings, or take a guided tour of the arena as part of its twice-daily VIP Access Tour Program. Barclays Center is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Brooklyn Edition.
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  • We were in the last holiday on 2 adjacent following days at the Barclay Center. To play the New York Islanders vs. Florida Panthers and play the Brooklyn nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers arena is a real gem from the outside and architecturally really heavily. I must really say what the play, who have been at a sporting event in the United States knows how it is celebrated. The prices for beer and hot dogs brought us the thread smack unfortunately. "2" Nathan BB´s hot dogs plus can beer for $29 is really an absolute usury. Unfortunately in the United States at sports. I was until now in the MLB, the NBA and the NHL and everywhere so exorbitantly high prices. But is on vacation and should not watch every penny you can ever do that.
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  • We went to see the Nets vs. Spurs, this perfect place, super clean, care, very similar to the Madison. Only if you go with backpacks, Briefcase, bag, etc have to do a different row, to much cold and it took us to enter, the party had already begun and there were still people coming to the place. I recommend go with time that meets a lot of people. In food is expensive for what is sold (hot dogs, nachos, burgers, etc), but if you are willing to spend it welcome. In front of the entrance of Barclays is the mouth of the subway, where they spend several lines, so it is fairly simple to get to Manhattan.
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  • If you have good seats, then it is enjoyable. The nosebleeds are awful because the seats are steep. There are a lot of shows offered. It is a modern arena. It's ok.  more »
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  • Venue itself is cool. Easy to navigate. Pretty too look at and clean. Seats are comfy enough, too. Food prices are ridiculously high. I've purchased food and just settled with using the water fountsin for my beverage. They need to lower that. The concession stand employees were not very attentive last time I went. Most of the staff is friendly but if you want a quick pic of yourself or with your family, SOME ushers might give you flack. Most tell you its to time to clear out and let you take a flick or two but I and others have had occasions where they got a little feisty. I've worked in guest relations and that's a no-no, but it's never gotten to the point that I got mad.
  • Decent location for events for concerts and sports. Lots of security and metal detectors for safer environment. Pricey food and drinks and alcohol. Recommend to eat before going in if you want to save a little cash
  • Been there for basketball and hockey games. It's definitely not set up for hockey, the scoreboard does not line up with the center line. Also seen concerts at the venue which did produce great sound. The center would be better if there was more space, but being in Brooklyn I understand it is limited. Getting to this venue via public transportation is very convenient.
  • I went to attend an WWE event, with my kids. It was a Monday Night Raw Live. When we arrived there at the Barclays Center, it was as simple as 123, I gave them our tickets, we went straight in and got our food, our seats were easy to find and there were no long lines to wait on. We had a blast. It was great fun. We felt very safe and secured. Ive recently ordered tickets to a concert for my daughter, coming up soon. The Barclays Center is a Fantastic Establishment.
  • The staff is wonderful: always welcoming and helpful. The venue itself is simply stunning. Barclays Center is clean and modern but unpretentious. The arena seems designed to maximize the feeling of proximity to the action on the floor. There are no bad seats. The seating is tight, however, so you will get to know the guy sitting next to you. I find this enhances the arena experience, even when my neighbor is an opinionated fanatic or a child screaming loudly at a hockey game. You don't go to the game to be an island, to sit at arm's length like you might in your living room. That said, you will touch your neighbors in these seats. My biggest complaint about the venue is the concession prices. I've been several times. Expect to pay $8 for a small bag of popcorn and $12 for a large beverage. That's just pricing beyond reason. Eat before you go. There are a lot of great places to eat just outside of Barclays. Still, I wish that the concessions weren't priced outside the reach of some fans because I think the stadium food adds to the experience. All said, however, Barclays is a top-tier venue that I will return to again and again.
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