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Barclays Center, Brooklyn

Categories: Tourist Spots, Arenas & Stadiums
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
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. Arrange your visit to Barclays Center and discover more family-friendly attractions in Brooklyn using our Brooklyn vacation trip planner.
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  • A unique, incredible, awesome experience... The NBA is all a show, that any fan of the sport (and those who are not) have to live at least once in the life... Access via metro is very easy and got entries easily via the internet. Dinner in the Pavilion is expensive, but it helps you to get more into the game. I love this game!
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  • No Parking at all very disorganized and confusing traffic impossible and very expensive for parking and entrance 
  • Great venue with very good services for food and drink. Seating for concerts provides ample views and comfort 
  • The architecture of this place makes it worth your while. I loved going there to watch an NBA match. You can get convenient tickets now that Brooklyn Nets are not that hot in the championship. The crowd was very nice and the experience was memorable. Overpriced food stands inside and small seats are par of the course at NBA venues, so nothing unusual on that aspect.
  • I've been here for concert and a few sports events. The security gets you through pretty quickly. The concession options are great but expensive with the usual arena prices. The seating is nice and comfy unless your up high. There's a bit of a tilt in the up high seats that may cause vertigo.
  • 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.
  • I went there for WWE and despite the fact that it could've had better booking, the experience of seeing the wrestlers live, pyrotechnics and witnessing history was awesome. My problem was the Barclays Center itself. First issue involved me sitting all the way in the back. The distance view was acceptable. However, the top section is awfully steep with small leg room so customers in front of me constantly were getting up by climbing over the seats and over other people, very uncomfortable. Also there was a pretty thick wire hanging right in front of my view and during segments and wrestling impact, I couldn't really hear it because a large, noisy vent on the top of the arena went off throughout the entire event. The worst part about the Barclays Center was the staff. They are very rude, I was told that a food item was free refills and when I asked simply about the water, the lady gave me an attitude saying "no", along with me saying "have a good night" to her looking down saying "mhm." Also, I asked another staff a question during the show and I had a hard time hearing because it was noisy (in her defense, she was clear but it's just my hearing) so I asked her to repeat an answer and she rolled her eyes right in front of me. I asked if something was possible for me to do, nothing crazy, just to see a friend and instead of "I'm sorry, I can't let you go through", I got a "no" with a head turning away. I accepted it either way but it could've been more polite. Good looking arena though but it just opened and it's in the middle of a tough area. Overall, I'd go back for the events, but not because of any appreciation for the Barclays Center.
  • Worst arena set up EVER. Exit system is terrible. Pathetic design. Extremely dark and dull
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