Barclays Center

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Barclays Center
Barclays Center western side.jpg
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
Broke groundMarch 11, 2010
OpenedSeptember 21, 2012
OwnerForest City Enterprises (majority)
ONEXIM Sports & Entertainment (minority)
Construction cost$1 billion
CapacityBasketball: 17,732
Ice hockey: 15,813
Concert: 19,000
TenantsBrooklyn Nets (NBA) (2012–present)
New York Islanders (NHL) (2015-present)

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]

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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  1. "Barclays Center, the new jewel in New York's crown, opens its doors". Barclays Center. Retrieved 2014-9-22. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "Jay-Z Concerts to Open Rusty $1 Billion Barclays Center". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 2014-9-23. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. "Nets Open Barclays Center With Preseason Win Over Wizards". The Sports Network. Retrieved 2014-9-23. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. "New York Islanders To Move To Barclays Center In Brooklyn". New York Islanders. Retrieved 2014-9-23. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. "Devils 3, Islanders 0". New York Islanders. Retrieved 2015-10-26.
  6. "Blackhawks 3, Islanders 2 OT". New York Islanders. Retrieved 2015-10-26.
  7. "WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs". Barclays Center. Retrieved 2014-9-23. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  8. "WWE Presents NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn". Barclays Center. Retrieved 2015-10-26.
  9. "WWE SummerSlam 2015". Barclays Center. Retrieved 2015-10-26.
  10. "WWE SummerSlam returns to Barclays Center in 2016 and 2017". WWE. Retrieved 2015-10-26.

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