The new, state-of-the-art Barclays Center has helped Brooklyn become a hotbed of excitement and activity. Located in the heart of Brooklyn along Atlantic Avenue Barclays Center is setting a new standard as the showcase venue for the world’s most thrilling entertainment and sporting events. Just 1.2 miles away from Hotel LYN Brooklyn, Barclays Center is the home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and NHL’s New Jersey Devils. Get up close and personal to the fast-paced, high-scoring action of professional basketball and see the Nets take on their biggest rivals, or watch the Devils lace up their skates and hit the ice against the NHL’s best. When the hardwood and ice disappears, the Barclays Center hosts the biggest live events and musical acts. In fact, mogul and former part-owner of the Nets, rapper Jay-Z was the first musical act to play at Barclays Center.
Since its opening on September 28, 2012, with the first of eight consecutive sold-out shows by JAY Z, Barclays Center has continued to host the world’s most renowned performers, including Kanye West, Barbra Streisand, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Madonna and Bruce Springsteen. Aside from music, the Barclays Center has also hosted WWE events, the Atlantic 10 conference college basketball matches, professional boxing, and Disney On Ice.