Barclays Center

Nets court ranked league’s best by SI

Hey, at least something’s nice to look at at Barclays Center. Sports Illustrated took their hand at ranking the visual aesthetics of all 30 NBA basketball courts, and lo and behold, the Brooklyn Nets’ court ended up atop their list, thanks to the originality of the herringbone wood design and old subway station-style lettering on […]

Nets CEO backs FanDuel as New York orders cease-and-desist of daily fantasy sports

Brett Yormark, the CEO for the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center, released a prepared statement in support of Daily Fantasy Sports site and Brooklyn Nets partner FanDuel, following news that New York state would outlaw the practice. “FanDuel’s enormous popularity has helped to increase fan engagement as a sponsor of the Brooklyn Nets,” Yormark’s statement […]

Barclays Center’s obstructed hockey seats

Barclays Center debuted the New York Islanders last Friday, in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. But there was one glaring issue with the game, and not just that Islanders fans booed Brooklyn Nets players: the arena has some highly obstructed seats behind one goal. According to Barclays Center’s seating chart, limited view […]

Forest City Enterprises makes payment to maintain stake in Nets, still actively looking for buyer

Forest City Enterprises, the management and development company owned by Bruce Ratner that owns 20 percent of the Brooklyn Nets and 55 percent of Barclays Center through its subsidiary Nets Sports & Entertainment, paid $26.8 million in capital calls/fees yesterday to protect its ownership stake in the team. NS&E faced the potential of seeing the […]

WWE Champion Seth Rollins Trolls Brooklyn Nets: “they all kind of stink”

“There aren’t really any legendary Brooklyn Nets, right? They all… They all kind of stink.” WWE SummerSlam 2015 took place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn this past weekend, and World Heavyweight champion Seth Rollins was none too kind to his hosts, as shown in the Vine video above. Granted, the Nets project to have a […]

Here’s what the Barclays Center “green roof” looks like (VIDEO)

Barclays Center’s latest development is getting closer to completion. Though it caused some unforseen issues, most notably a mid-game roof leak in December, Barclays Center’s “green roof” is nearing completion, as the above video from Architect Newspaper shows in an interview with Linda Chiarelli, Deputy Director of Construction at Forest City Ratner. The grassy roof […]

Report: NBA Draft Returning To Barclays Center

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There will be at least one more NBA event at Barclays Center before next season. The NBA Draft will take place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for the third straight year, according to the New York Post. It’s the third straight year Brooklyn has hosted the event, and the fifth that it’s housed in a Nets […]

Barclays Center files trademarks for two Brooklyn Hockey logos

(Via NetsDaily) NetsDaily discovered that Brooklyn Arena LLC, the company that runs the Barclays Center, had filed for trademarks on two hockey-related logos. The logos, filed on February 12th and 17th, however, will likely not have anything to do with the Islanders’ eventual rebranding as they prepare to move to Brooklyn next year. Despite some […]

Barclays Center Construction Worker Killed By Falling Beams

Barclays Center construction worker Peter Zepf was crushed to death by falling beams while working on installing Barclays Center’s green roof Tuesday afternoon, according to various reports. Gothamist reported that the 52-year-old worker was moved to Brooklyn Hospital in critical condition, while the New York Daily News reports, citing “police sources,” that the man was […]