Everything You Need to Know About the Brooklyn Nets
By Steffen, 14. August 2018
The Brooklyn Nets are a Brooklyn-based basketball team. If you are looking for a professional, fast-paced basketball game to watch definitely check out a Brooklyn Nets game. You will no doubt have an amazing time and get swept up in all the excitement.
The Brooklyn Nets are currently on their fourth franchise name. The name changes were always the result of moving into different areas of the city. First they were called the New Jersey Americans, then the New York Nets, subsequently the New Jersey Nets, and since 2012 they are known as the Brooklyn Nets. Their new home is the beautiful Barclays Center, opened by none other than Jay-Z (he is also one of the team owners!). Moving the team to Brooklyn and building a new stadium was part of an initiative to restore Downtown Brooklyn into a lively and modern neighborhood. While this initiative met with skepticism early on, locals are now proud of their team.
History and Successes of the Brooklyn Nets
The Brooklyn Nets have been playing in the NBA since 1967 and have weathered a series of moves and name changes. Following a turbulent history, the team has significantly stabilized in the last few years and is now a regular contender in the season play-offs. The quality of basketball at their games is always great and you won’t be disappointed.
Brooklyn Nets Tickets
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The Brooklyn Nets play at the beautiful Barclays Center in Brooklyn, which can accommodate 18,000 screaming fans. The Brooklyn Nets have great fans and the atmosphere at the games is electrifying. You should go to a game just to experience this incredible level of energy – you won’t regret it!
How to get there & when to arrive
Barclays Center is easily accessible by subway: lines 2, 3 , 4, 5, B and Q service the stadium – you can get there in less than 30 minutes. The official name of the station is “Atlantic Av – Barclays Ctr”. You can’t miss it – just follow the crowds!
We recommend getting to the stadium one hour before the start of the game. This will allow you to avoid the long wait lines that generally form right before the game, plus you will have the opportunity to take a closer look at the arena and watch the teams warm up. It is also a good idea to go buy some drinks and some food during this time so you don’t have to miss any of the actual game!
The Best Seats at Barclays Center
The best seats for the money are located in sections 223, 225 as well as 207 and 209.