Brooklyn's Barclay's Center is set to open at the end of the month and the arena already has a full schedule of basketball games, hockey games, shows and concerts.
The multi-purpose indoor arena is sure to be a popular addition to New York as locals and tourists will visit for several events. The stadium is the new home of the National Basketball Association's Brooklyn Nets who will start playing there for the 2012-2013 season. However, the schedule of events also includes concerts and shows by some of the biggest names out there, starting with Jay-Z, who is a co-owner of the Nets.
The giant 18,000 seat stadium will add more excitement to Brooklyn, New York. The cutting ceremony for the stadium was held on Friday, Sept, 21.
"I think overwhelmingly there is an excitement in the air and some anticipation that the biggest names in entertainment will finally come to Brooklyn," Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz said.
"It's exciting for kids," Markowitz said. "The kids will have someone to root for and enjoy also other events."
Here is a list of upcoming events at the Barclay's Center
Jay-Z concert : September 28-30 at 8pm. *All shows are SOLD OUT*
Jay-Z concert: October 1,3,4,5,6 at 6pm *All shows are SOLD OUT*
New York Islanders vs Devils: Oct 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Harlem Globetrotters: Oct 7 at 5 p.m.
Barbra Steisand Concert: Oct 11 & 13 at 8p.m.
The King's Men ft Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin, Israel Houghton: Oct 14 at 7p.m.
World Championship Boxing: Oct 20 at 4 p.m.
Rush: Oct 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Sensation dance show : Oct 26 & 27 at 7p.m.
John Legend :Oct 29 at 8 p.m.
Journey ft Pat Benatar: Oct 30 at 7:30 p.m.
The Smashing Pumpkins: Oct 31 at 8 p.m.
The Brooklyn Nets will also start their preseason games in October.
Oct 15: Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 18: Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics at 8 p.m.
Oct. 19: Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers at 7:30 p.m.
Some other big events to come in the next few months include:
Comedian Russell Peters: Nov 10 at 8p.m.
Justin Bieber : Nov 12 at 7 p.m.
The Who: Nov. 14
Bob Dylan: Nov. 21
Disney on Ice: Nov. 27-Dec. 2
Andrea Bocelli: Dec. 5
Green Day: Jan. 16, 2013
Lady Gaga: March 6
Rihanna: May 4
The arena is very easy to get to by public transportation. Located at 620 Atlantic Avenue, the arena can be accessed from 11 different trains including the 2,3,4,5,B,D,N,Q & R.
For More information about the arena, check out The Brooklyn Barclays Center wesbite.