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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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  • October 4, 2017
    Easy to get in and out. Plenty of food and drink facilities with in the center. Seats had plenty of room and very clean.  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Worth visiting to see sports or performances. Saw a hockey game there and graduation and had wide open halls, good food selection, (pricey) and steep seating. Not for people with unsteady gait or cane...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    I went to see Ed Sheeran here with my teenaged niece. I thought it was so very convenient to get off the subway just steps from the entrance. The seats were quite comfortable. It was very easy to get ...  more »
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  • June 26, 2017
    This place I kind of refrain from going here unless I have no other choice. If I know the event I'm going to has another date at another arena I prefer that one over Barclays. If you're going to a music artist concert or basketball game it's going to be about 50% more organized than if you were to go to a musical play or show other than that. When it's not a music artist's show the place is a zoo and the staff they have on board is nothing but ghetto and HIGHLY unprofessional, cursing, and carrying on at the guests. It's disgusting. I assume they hire people off the street. Anyone can get a job there. The smoking should be prohibited since it is a public venue and kids are around. I can't with Barclays. 👎🏾👎🏾
  • June 14, 2017
    This is the first time at the Barclays Center, I attended​ a graduation ceremony. The center was big, clean and staff were very helpful. The seat were comfortable. I'm not into sports or concerts but I was very happy to know that center is open to other events which gave me the opportunity to see the inside of the center.
  • May 15, 2017
    This place is beautiful. It's fun to go for a game or concert but even more fun to go during a private event. I was there for Own The Room, with about 80 other guests. We had the place to ourselves for two full days and our breakout sessions took place in the suites. The food was delicious and the service was great!
  • June 25, 2017
    The Barclays itself is beautifully​ done. The prices with any venue are expensive. I would recommend to anyone not to get the "nosebleed" seats if you're acrophobic like myself. Definitely will return but I'll be sure to get lower level seats.
  • May 1, 2017
    I visited the Barclays Center for a tour, not for an event but I was able to see pretty much everything. This arena is state of the art and extremely modern, which I admire. It's extremely clean and the seating is comfortable as well opposed to other places like MSG. I was able to check out the practice facility, the locker room hallways, the suites and the various bars in the center and it was an amazing experience. I think the best feeling was actually being on the court. I felt like a basketball player for a second haha.

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