Barclays Center Tips: Events, Parking, Best Seats, Guide
This Barclays Center tips guide will help you plan your next visit to Brooklyn. We have tons of information below including:
Barclays Center Summary
Barclays Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Brooklyn, New York. The arena is home to the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). The arena also hosts many concerts, conventions and other events. Barclays Center opened on September 21st, 2012. The Barclays Center contains a ton of amenities for fans to check out, including:
Upcoming Barclays Center Events
Upcoming concert events at Barclays Center in Brooklyn are listed below. Click on the 'Buy Tickets' link to be redirected right to Ticketmaster where you can buy tickets! Click on the links in the event name to check out our full guide for that event.
|Date||Name||Tickets Starting At||Tickets Link|
|October 28- 2021||Maverick City Music w/ LeCrae|
|November 05- 2021||Kane Brown w/ Jordan Davis|
|November 18- 2021||Mary J. Blige|
|December 17- 2021||Playboi Carti|
|February 15- 2022||Chris Tomlin w/ Hillsong United|
|March 01- 2022||Elton John|
|March 02- 2022||Elton John|
|March 19- 2022||Bad Bunny|
|March 20- 2022||Bad Bunny|
|April 01- 2022||Justin Bieber|
|April 03- 2022||2CELLOS|
|May 22- 2022||J Balvin|
|August 19- 2022||Shawn Mendes|
|September 11- 2022||My Chemical Romance|
|September 23- 2022||New Order w/ Pet Shop Boys|
|December 19- 2025||Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony|
Barclays Center Parking Tips
Grab an awesome parking spot before you head to the stadium! Use the SpotHero widget below to select your event, view nearby parking to the stadium, and purchase your parking pass in advance.
Barclays Center Seating Chart & Tips
Check out the standard Barclays Center seating charts for basketball, hockey, and concerts below:
Barclays Center Nearby Hotels To Stay At
There are two clusters of hotels near the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Located to the west along Atlantic Avenue is a number of hotels including the Hilton, Holiday Inn, and the EVEN. Located south in between 3rd and 4th avenue and Union Street is the Fairfield Inn, Gowanus Inn, and another Holiday Inn.
Both clusters are roughly equal distance to the Barclays Center, however the Union Street location is more central to other amenities and activities in the area.
Listed below are all of the hotels around Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Enter your dates and the map will automatically update with live hotel prices for your stay!
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Restaurants Near Barclays Center
Immediately south of the Barclays Center one block is a giant cluster of food options within the Pacific Park neighbourhood. There is everything from fast food options like Shake Shack and Buffalo Wild Wings up to premium dining like the 40/40 Club and Convivium Osterium.
Listed below are the top five rated restaurants in Brooklyn within 2 miles (3.2km) of Barclays Center according to Yelp.
|Panzerotti Bites||5 / 5||$$||235 Smith St|
Brooklyn, NY 11231
|Prospect Provisions||5 / 5||597 4th Ave|
Brooklyn, NY 11215
|Kick Axe Throwing||4.5 / 5||622 Degraw St|
Brooklyn, NY 11217
|Holy Pita||5 / 5||10 Clermont Ave|
Brooklyn, NY 11205
|Sushi Lin||4.5 / 5||$$$||335 Flatbush Ave|
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Best Attractions in Brooklyn
Brooklyn and the rest of the 5 boroughs are home to some of the biggest attractions in the world, including:
- Times Square
- Top of the Rock
- Central Park
- One World Trade Center
- Coney Island
- Empire State Building
- Statue of Liberty
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
One of the most popular things to do if it is your first time in Brooklyn is to buy the New York CityPass. You get access to some of the biggest attractions in New York City at a highly discounted rate!
Other Barclays Center Information
Barclays Center Fun Facts
- Attached to the Barclays Center is the Billboard Lounge, an intimate 300-person venue which often hosts smaller acts and after parties.
- All food vendors inside of the Barclays Center are local New York City vendors.
- Though British banking chain Barclays bought the naming rights for 20 years at $200 million dollars, they have no US presence.
- The Barclays Center was not originally built for hockey, so over 1,500 seats have an obstructed view during Islander games.
- There are elevators installed in the venue to accommodate tour buses.
- Parking around the arena is discouraged and can cost upwards of $90 per event.
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