Barclays Center

Arena in New York, United States

Barclays Center is an indoor arena in Brooklyn, New York. It is about 5 miles (8.0 km) east of downtown New York City. The arena is the home court for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the arena for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). The arena was opened on September 21, 2012.[1] The arena cost more than US$1 billion to build.[2]

Barclays Center
The western entrance of Barclays Center, taken from the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue.
Location620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11217, United States
Coordinates40°40′57.54″N 73°58′28.88″W / 40.6826500°N 73.9746889°W / 40.6826500; -73.9746889
OwnerForest City Enterprises (majority)
ONEXIM Sports & Entertainment (minority)
CapacityBasketball: 17,732
Ice hockey: 15,813
Concert: 19,000
StartedMarch 11, 2010
OpenedSeptember 21, 2012
Construction cost$1 billion
Brooklyn Nets (NBA) (2012–present)
New York Islanders (NHL) (2015-2020)
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The first basketball game that was played there was an NBA preseason game between the Nets and the Washington Wizards on October 15, 2012.[3]

On October 24, 2012, the New York Islanders announced that they signed a 25-year deal with the arena and would be moving to the Barclays Center in 2015 after their lease of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum ends.[4] They played their first preseason game against the New Jersey Devils in a 3–0 loss.[5] The first regular season NHL game was played on October 9, 2015 against the 2015 Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. The Islanders lost 3–2 in overtime.[6]

The arena was host to the WWE's TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs pay-per-view event in 2012.[7] In 2015, it hosted NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn and SummerSlam.[8][9] On September 28, 2015, WWE announced that their SummerSlam event would return to the Barclays Center in 2016 and 2017.[10]


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  2. "Jay-Z Concerts to Open Rusty $1 Billion Barclays Center". Bloomberg News. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  3. "Nets Open Barclays Center With Preseason Win Over Wizards". The Sports Network. Retrieved September 23, 2014.[permanent dead link]
  4. "New York Islanders To Move To Barclays Center In Brooklyn". New York Islanders. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  5. "Devils 3, Islanders 0". New York Islanders. Retrieved October 26, 2015.
  6. "Blackhawks 3, Islanders 2 OT". New York Islanders. Retrieved October 26, 2015.
  7. "WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs". Barclays Center. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  8. "WWE Presents NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn". Barclays Center. Retrieved October 26, 2015.
  9. "WWE SummerSlam 2015". Barclays Center. Retrieved October 26, 2015.
  10. "WWE SummerSlam returns to Barclays Center in 2016 and 2017". WWE. Retrieved October 26, 2015.

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