Barclays Center

Best Seats at the Barclays Center

Best Seats at the Barclays Center

Located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, Barclays Center is the home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, the NHL’s New York Islanders (though they don’t play all their games there), and the WNBA’s New York Liberty. Plenty of big events have taken place inside the arena that was built in 2004. Great musical acts like The Who, The Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Jay Z, Nicki Minaj, and Mary J Blige have performed and/or will be performing at the Barclay Center. Other events at Barclays Center include Disney on Ice, college basketball, boxing, and professional wrestling.

Where to Sit

For Sporting Events: Affordable seats are available in the higher rows (rows 15 and up) in the 200 sections. But a great view in the upper levels is available for both baseball and hockey, check out sections 207, 209, 223, and 225 for seats at half court/center ice.

On the floor level, sections 1, 16, and 31 places you behind the basket. And for hockey, sections 12 through 19 places you in the attack twice zone.

Also for hockey, be warned about EL seating. These seats are really close to the ice but have significant obstructions to your view of the action.

For basketball, floor seating is available along the sidelines and behind one of the baskets. TIcketholders with floor seating have access to the Diamond Club with a complimentary buffet.

Premium seating available for both hockey and basketball is available in the Loge Boxes located in one corner of the arena. Ticketholders in the Loge Boxes gain access to all-inclusive food, beer, and wine that you can enjoy at your seat. Seat holders here also gain access to the Billboard Lounge and the Calvin Klein VIP entrance.

For Concerts: Speaking of Loge Boxes, the view from the Loge Boxes for concerts put you right on top of the stage. Other “top of the stage” seating is available in sections 102, 104, 203, 204, 228, and 229.

Sections 15-17 and sections 215 and 217 give you a straight-ahead view of the stage.

Barclays Center offers nine sections of floor seating. Section F2 is front and center, with sections F1-F3 right up on the stage featuring 15 rows. F4-F6 are next, with each section featuring 10 rows. F7 and F9 feature 11 rows of seating, while F8 (the section in front of the sound booth) features five rows.

Handicap-accessible seating is available all over the arena. The end of sections F1 and F3 are handicap accessible. Also, check out sections 3, 7, 8, 9, 13, 16, 23, 25, 207,209, 212, 213, 215, 217, 219, 220, 223, 225, 228, and 229. Check the Barclays website or app for a large menu of disabled services offered at Barclays Arena.

What to Expect When You Arrive

Bags brought into Barclays Center will be searched when you enter the arena. No bags larger than 18 x 14 x 6 will be allowed inside the arena, though exceptions for family situations are permitted on a case-by-case basis.

Parking: The streets surrounding Barclays Center offer very little parking. Buy a spot in advance if you plan on driving there. You can also take the subway to Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center Station to avoid Brooklyn traffic.

Barclay’s Center Experience

The best acts in the world on the hardwood, on the ice, and on the stage play Barclay’s Center on a regular basis. Make your plans today to see your favorite performers in Brooklyn. If you’re coming in from out of town, check out the New York Marriot by the Brooklyn Bridge. This is your chance to get the best seats in the Barclays Center before someone else beats you to it.


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