Do you like attending Brooklyn Nets games at the Barclays Center? Since its inception in 2012, the Barclays Center has been a very polarizing arena. Many swear by it, while others hate it. For New York, it is relatively cost-effective, especially compared to New York’s main arena, Madison Square Garden.
While Madison Square Garden is unmatched, the Barclays Center is also quite popular.
HoopsHype ranks the Barclays Center as the NBA’s seventh-based arena
HoopsHype polled 35 different NBA media members, and the Nets finished seventh in the voting and received one first-place vote. The Barclays Center, located just two miles from the Brooklyn Bridge, which connects Manhattan to Brooklyn, opened in 2012 and hosts basketball games and major concerts. Drake, who is also a famous Toronto Raptors superfan, did concerts at the Barclays Center this past summer. Beyonce and Jay-Z, unsurprisingly, have also performed at the Clays.
Michael Scotto said this about the Barclays Center ranking seventh out of 30 NBA arenas.
"“Barclays Center received one first-place vote in our media poll.The arena’s opening in 2012 marked the return of a professional sports team to Brooklyn, which had not had one since the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1957. One of the most recognizable features of the arena is the 40/40 Club.”"
Part of the popularity of the Barclays Center is its food. The Nets have incorporated many local food joints into their arena, giving fans a true taste of Brooklyn while watching their team hoop.
The Barclays Center gives you a taste of New York
The Barclays Center can become quite hostile at times. Less than two weeks ago, every Nets fan booed James Harden merciously every time he touched the basketball.
Additionally, the Nets have a big-time home court advantadge on many nights. The place was rocking everytime Kyrie dropped 50+, and was bouncing in the early days of Deron Williams, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett.