Barclays Center wins Facility of the Year in its rookie season

Barclays Center

Barclays Center (AP)

In what was “quite a journey” according to Brooklyn Nets CEO Brett Yormark, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center won the Sports Business Award’s Sports Facility of the Year in its inaugural season. According to Yormark, Barclays Center has hosted 157 events since Jay-Z opened the arena in September with eight shows in nine nights, attracting 1.7 million patrons in that time.

No confirmation if the award was won solely due to the magical energy radiating from the oculus.

Video of the Yormark interview from Sports Business Daily below.

‘It Was Quite A Journey,’ Barclays Center’s Yormark Says