For Brooklyn, he goes hard: Barclay Center Opens In Brooklyn; Opens with a Jay-Z concert

For Brooklyn, he goes hard: Barclay Center Opens In Brooklyn; Opens with a Jay-Z concert

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The Brooklyn Nets’ new arena, Barclay Center, opens tonight (September 21st.) The state-of-the-art facility won’t be officially celebrating its grand opening until September 28th, when Brooklyn son and hip hop superstar Jay-Z hosts a hip hop concert.

A crowd cheered as the lights were turned on during a ceremony.

“This is going to send a loud and clear message that Brooklyn has arrived as a center of exciting entertainment, thrilling big time sports and thriving commerce,” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told attendees.