Barclays Center

Home of the Brooklyn Nets and New York Islanders

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620 Atlantic Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11217 USA

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Seating Capacity:

Basketball: 17732

Hockey: 15795

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Editor Review

Jillian Fisher

Stadium Scene Editor

Visited this arena for a hockey game and it is very clear that it isn’t designed for NHL viewing. Seats in many spots in the upper level have restricted views of the ends of the ice (meaning you can’t see the goal). The food and drink throughout the stadium are about what you would expect for stadium food, but the bottom concourse and suite levels are better if you are looking for more than your standard options. The seats are pretty comfortable throughout the stadium, and would definitely recommend for an NBA game.

Stadium Information

About Barclays Center:

Opening in 2012, this multipurpose facility gained a new tenant in 2015 when the New York Islanders moved from Nassau to Brooklyn.

Tour Info:

There doesn't appear to be any public tour offerings at this time.

Security Screenings:

Like almost all US and Canadian Stadiums, you will need to enter through a metal detector before entering the stadium.  Be sure to give yourself extra time and don't bring any weapons or devices that could be seen as a weapon inside.  Pat down searches may be required.

Bag Policy:

All bags larger than 14"x14"x6" such as backpacks, suitcases, beach bags, etc. will be prohibited from entry into the arena.  All bags are subject to inspection before entry.

Note: Bag and security policy listed above are for typical sporting events. Special events, concerts, and other situations may result in variation to the policy. Please check event website for any changes or variation.

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Parking & Local Transportation

Parking Options

There are seven parking lots within a half mile walk of the arena. Many will charge at least $28 to park for an event.

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Bus Service:

MTA runs bus routes B37, B41, B45, B63, B65, B67 and B103 near the arena. To plan your trip, please visit MTA

Rail Service:

Atlantic Avenue–Barclays Center is the station to visit on the New York City Subway system. This station is serviced by the 2,3,4,5, B,Q,D, N, and R lines. To plan your trip, please visit MTA

Taxi Service:

There does not appear to be an official taxi service and there are not a lot of taxis that service the area. It's recommended to take public transportation or arrange a car service beforehand.

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Top Foursquare Reviews


Went for an Islanders game. Beautiful arena. We had great seats and the atmosphere was great. Plenty of concession stands so lines aren't huge. Expect expensive stadium prices for food/drink.

Posted On: 2016-01-20 07:21:18

Alexandra Previdi

So impressed by how clean it was! Great facility for taking in a basketball game. Good food and drink options, and tough to beat the proximity to the subway.

Posted On: 2015-12-31 16:13:55

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You can never have too many good burger spots in a city — no matter how big. 67 Burger is another one for your list. Your next burger is literally down the block from Barclay’s Center.

Posted On: 2015-04-03 02:16:01

The Most Interesting Man in the World

Reminds me of a cantina I frequent. Sitting at a bar made out of clay might at first seem incredibly impractical, until you realize you never need a coaster and the barstools conform to your butt.

Posted On: 2014-06-17 15:49:39


There are a lot of dining options at the Barclays Center. Here are our 5 favorites: L&B Spumoni Gardens, Calexico, Brooklyn Bangers & Dogs, Habana Outpost, and Fatty Cue BBQ.

Posted On: 2014-04-02 16:52:59

Nadine Campbell

Home of BK Nets. House Jay-Z built. Free Wi-Fi, no password. Do not sit in Level 200's; vertigo inducing, no leg room, hold on to hand rail during descent. Otherwise, GREAT venue. Buy level 1-26.

Posted On: 2014-01-16 21:56:53


If your in the mood for Chicken & Waffles check out Buttermilk Channel in Brooklyn. Even Jay Z recommends it, and he knows Brooklyn!

Posted On: 2013-08-06 14:15:54

Ray Lin

Jay-Z must be feeding them something real good, because I don't remember the last time I experienced such superb customer service. True Brooklyn hospitality all-around. Just a top-notch arena period.

Posted On: 2012-11-21 19:47:51

Brooklyn Nets

Try the Brooklyn Brisket Banger on a tasty pretzel roll from Brooklyn Bangers and Dogs (Main Concourse/Upper Pavilion). Served with hand crafted mustardy relish and sausages, it really hits the spot!

Posted On: 2012-10-15 23:50:07

Concert Ticket Agency

Avoid the long wait out front, use the northeast entrance at the corner of Atlantic Avenue & Fort Greene Place with much shorter lines.

Posted On: 2012-08-25 20:15:09

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Top Google Reviews

Michael Simmons


You'll love this place no matter of you're attending a basketball game, a concert or any other type of event. Its wheelchair accessible and there are designated pick ups and drop offs for access a ride. Security is present throughout as well as a police presence so you'll be safe regardless the venue. Foods in the center are expensive and not really worth it taste wise but the drinks are great. I went to a Logic concert and loved it. There are plenty of stores and restaurants outside and in the area. Go there and enjoy you won't regret it.

Posted On: 2018-01-21 06:09:19

Matthew Gold


Well appointed arena, but if you are on the upper levels, it is incredibly steep. Getting past people to your seat feels like you are risking falling off the edge of a cliff. Very clean, plenty of decent concession stands inside. If you are receiving American Express VIP seating with wristbands, be sure to show early as there are not enough spaces for everyone and they stop giving out wristbands when the spots are full.

Posted On: 2018-01-12 19:43:55

Drew Rahimi


I like the stadium and it is very close to the train but parking is difficult. The staff were incredibly helpful and we had no problems with that. I just wish there were more food choices at reasonable prices. I am looking forward to concerts but so for for sports they are doing fine. Also I'm writing this for an achievement so the last part is silly but the rest is fine plop flop swap mop potatoes and crickets word to your brother

Posted On: 2018-01-03 01:59:12

Jack Hill


All round great stadium. We watched the Brooklyn Nets host the Orlando Magic, and the seats we had were perfect. I don't think you could have a bad seat in the stadium though, you are really right onto of the court. The staff were super friendly too, and always pointed us in the right direction

Posted On: 2018-01-02 04:33:01

Andrea Oakes


A beautiful stadium with very friendly staff. I would give it 5 stars but the parking situation is horrendous be warned and be early before and event. Lots of good food options and there's a Shake Shack right next to it but the line wraps around the corner as usual. Otherwise a nice stadium I would visit again. We had floor seats and the service was amazing.

Posted On: 2017-11-30 12:07:15

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Top Yelp Reviews

Jerry C.

Run away !! They have bed bugs!!! I came with my family on Jan 22,2018 to watch the Raw 25 the anniversary. We were enjoying the event up until one of our...

Posted On: 2018-01-22 23:27:56

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Ric T.

In the throes of poverty-stricken Flatbush came a new billion $ venue in 2012, namely the Barclays Center. This building is a positive sign of the...

Posted On: 2018-01-18 15:24:59

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Steve k.

I probably could have gone 4.5 here. The Barclays center in Brooklyn is a very good venue for concerts. Sat in section 109. Good sight lines & I thought...

Posted On: 2018-01-10 12:03:44

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