A Guide To Buying Tickets At The Barclays Center

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Barclays Center located in Brooklyn, New York first opened its doors to the public in September of 2012. It’s the home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and will be the home of the NHL’s New York Islanders, starting in 2015. The multi-purpose indoor arena has hosted a number of events such as concerts, conventions, boxing matches, the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, and other sporting events. Barclays Center competes with other venues in the New York area such as Madison Square Garden, Nassau Coliseum, Prudential Center, and Izod Center in East Rutherford.

The Brooklyn Nets since moving to the Barclays Center in 2012 have made the postseason in back to back seasons after snapping a five year streak of losing records during the regular season. The Nets won 49 games in their first year in Brooklyn but would lose a tough seven game series in the first round to the Chicago Bulls. Last season, the Brooklyn Nets had high expectations after acquiring two veterans with Championship experience Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce through a trade with the Boston Celtics. However, Brooklyn struggled at the start of the season with Jason Kidd as Head Coach and dealing with a season ending injury to their center Brook Lopez. While the Nets didn’t live up to the expectations, Paul Pierce was able to help turn around the slow start and lead the nets to win 44 games and a playoff berth.

The Nets were able to squeak by the up and coming Toronto Raptors in the first round, winning that series in seven games. However, the Nets were dominated in the semifinals by the Miami Heat but were able to take a game from Miami. For 2014-15, the Nets have a new head coach in Lionel Hollins, and gone is Paul Pierce after he signed a two-year deal with the Washington Wizards.

Nets Home Average Ticket Prices At Barclays Center
Season Avg. Price
2012-2013 $196.03
2013-2014 $137.27
2014-2015 $156.88

 

For the first two seasons of this graph, the Brooklyn Nets played their home games at the Prudential Center in Newark and were called the New Jersey Nets. In the 2010-11 season, Nets tickets had an average price of 59.87 on the secondary market, a 61.8% difference compared to this year’s Nets tickets in average price. Following the 2011 season, Nets tickets continued to plummet averaging only $35 in the shortened 2011-2012 season, a 41.5% decrease compared to their 2010-11 season ticket averages.

Screenshot at Nov 21 16-04-48The Nets moved to Brooklyn following the 2012 season and played all of their home games in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Nets tickets at their new home soared to an average price of $196.03 on the secondary market, a 227.4% increase compared to the Nets last season playing at the Prudential Center. Nets tickets in average price have yet to reach those levels since, but with continued success in the regular season and maybe some playoff series victories fans can expect Nets tickets in asking average price to increase.

For the 2014-15 season, Brooklyn Nets tickets at the Barclays Center have an average price of $156.88 on the secondary market according to TicketIQ. Making them one of the hotter tickets in the NBA, as the asking average price is a 14.2% increase compared to the 2013-14 average price of $137.27 on the secondary market.

Barclays Center offers patrons a good in game experience and a variety of choices for guests to choose their dining experience as traditional fan favorites are offered to patrons all throughout the arena. There is a Brooklyn Burger located at the Main Concourse of the arena in section 3 and the Metro PCS Upper Pavilion in section 225. There is also pizza stores, a Nathan’s, a chicken spot, and restaurants to go to in each section of the arena. Levy Restaurants is the company that works with the 55 vendors to bring a quality dining experience for patrons at the Barclays Center.

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Every concession stand and bar is in the arena is accessible to disabled patrons. Barclays Center provides seating for patrons with wheelchairs and their companions in all levels of the arena. For other questions concerning accommodations, contact Barclays Center Guest Services at (917) 618-6111.

The first event ever held at the Barclays Center was actually a Jay Z concert and have since hosted a number of notable concert events, such as Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Luke Bryan, Mark Anthony, and John Legend in 2014.

Top Ten Concerts At Barclays Center

Date Performer Average Price
12/8/2012 The Rolling Stones $1,079.13
12/8/2013 Pink $680.14
12/19/2013 Beyonce $657.88
12/31/2012 Coldplay & Jay-Z $595.14
10/6/2012 Jay-Z $576.44
12/9/2013 Pink $563.86
10/19/2013 Pearl Jam $551.79
2/1/2014 Red Hot Chili Peppers $547.90
8/3/2013 Beyonce $537.78
12/5/2012 Andrea Bocelli $514.06

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