About Barclays Center
The Barclays Center in Brooklyn is one of the newest arenas for sports and entertainment in New York City. It functions primarily as the full-time home of the Brooklyn Nets and the part-time home of the New York Islanders. Since opening in 2012, the Barclays Center has also hosted pro wrestling events, boxing, college basketball games, and countless concerts. The arena is located on Atlantic Avenue in a part of Brooklyn known as Pacific Park.
Best Places to Sit at Barclays Center
At a Barclays Center concert, floor seating is the best way to be close to the stage and close to the performer. Don't have the budget for floor seats? Sections 6-9 can be a good alternative – they're located on the side of the stage, so they'll be close to the performer but slightly elevated for a little better view. Finally, to be looking directly at the stage, sections 15-17 and 115 will be the best choice. These seats are a little further away from the stage, particularly 115, but they'll be looking straight ahead at the stage.
For Barclays Center sporting events, sections 106-110 and 122-125 are the best options. Seats in these sections are considered All Access tickets, meaning they'll not only have a great view of the court or ice, but they also provide exclusive access to several restaurants and concession spots.
Tips for Visiting Barclays Center
While the Barclays Center has become a popular local attraction, other Brooklyn hotspots like Park Slope and Williamsburg are no more than 10 minutes away by subway. The Barclays Center also has a beautiful plaza area right in front of the arena that can be a fun way to spend a little time before heading inside. The oculus display, in particular, makes the arena stand out from others you may have visited.
Food to Try at Barclays Center
Brooklyn is home to some amazing restaurants, but you can also get a good meal inside the Barclays Center. There's Fatty Cue BBQ, whose name says it all. We're also fans of Habana Outpost, whose Cuban sandwich is arguably the best thing inside the arena. Visitors can also get a big slice of pizza at L&B Spumoni Gardens or tacos from Calexico, a Mexican restaurant from Brooklyn that has two stands inside the arena.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Barclays Center located?
The Barclays Center is located in the heart of Brooklyn, NY.
What kind of events does the Barclays Center host?
Aside from basketball and hockey sporting events, Barclays Center also hosts concerts, conventions, and other entertainment events.
Which team is playing at Barclays Center?
The arena is home to the Brooklyn Nets, and it's also one of the home arenas for the NHL's New York Islanders.
Where can I park for free at Barclays Center?
Not surprisingly, there's no public parking on-site, which makes finding parking for Barclays Center events a frustrating endeavor. Due to limited availability, it's smart to book your space in advance for one of the available public parking lots nearby. Parking farther away and walking a few blocks could save you a lot of bucks!
What is the seating capacity of Barclays Center?
Barclays Center concerts and basketball events can hold over 17,000 fans. For hockey, the arena can hold 15,795 fans.
Who owns the Barclays Center?
The Barclays Center is owned by the Brooklyn Events Center LLC.
How do I get to Barclays Center using public transport?
Thanks to its central location, there are a total of eleven of Brooklyn’s subway lines stop near Barclays Center: 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, R, C, and G. There are also 11 bus lines that reach the arena: B25, B26, B38, B41, B45, B52, B63, B65, B67, B69, and B103. Barclays Center events are extremely accessible to anyone who wants to avoid the hassle and cost of parking (read: everyone).