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Barclays Center Brooklyn
Vacation Travel Guide

Fan favorites, the Brooklyn Nets, the New York Islanders and some of music’s biggest acts, make this urban arena one of the nation’s most popular.

Opening night at the Barclays Center was headlined by Jay-Z. The site is one of New York City’s biggest venues. In addition to hosting music superstars, the stadium is home for the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and the NHL’s New York Islanders, who share stadium space during the winter season. Located in a thriving part of Brooklyn, the arena provides a big-concert or big-game feeling without leaving the city. Plan a visit to the Barclays Center to have dinner at a tiny restaurant and enjoy the evening with the almost 20,000 other people who descend on the center.

As you approach the stadium, notice the elaborate lighting schemes of the exterior acting as a glowing beacon along the streets of Park Slope, beckoning concert and game-goers toward the curved exterior. Admire the architecture, whose first iterations were designed by Frank Gehry. A latticework aims to echo the borough’s iconic brownstones.

Join the crowds mingling on the plaza in front, chatting excitedly for the event about to happen. On game nights, follow the action without ever going in, thanks to a specially designed oculus that allows people outside to see the scoreboard.

Follow fellow fans inside as they stream across the floors and up the escalators leading to the stadium-style seating. Don’t miss José Parlá’s Diary of Brooklyn, a 700-square-foot (65-square-meter) mural that celebrates the borough’s values and some of its icons.

The Barclays Center is located in Central Brooklyn, adjacent to Brooklyn’s Atlantic Terminal, a stop for the Long Island Railroad, MetroNorth and several subway lines. Travel here by subway in about 25 minutes from Midtown Manhattan or 35 minutes by taxi. Prospect Park and its attractions are a 15-minute walk away. Parking is extremely limited in the nearby neighborhoods. The arena has parking that must be prebooked, so public transportation and taxis are best for getting here.

Access to the Barclays Center requires purchase of a an event ticket, available online or from the box office, which is open from Monday to Saturday. Be prepared for a security screening to check for items not allowed.

Top Hotels Close to Barclays Center Brooklyn

EVEN Hotel Brooklyn
EVEN Hotel Brooklyn
4 out of 5
46 Nevins Street, Brooklyn, NY
The price is CA $121 per night from Feb 8 to Feb 9

Located in Boerum Hill, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Brooklyn Academy of Music and Barclays Center Brooklyn. Brooklyn Bridge Park/DUMBO Terminal ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,308 reviews)

"Beautiful and perfect for a first time New York Trip"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 12, 2021

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Holiday Inn Brooklyn Downtown
Holiday Inn Brooklyn Downtown
3.5 out of 5
300 Schermerhorn Road, Brooklyn, NY
The price is CA $102 per night from Feb 8 to Feb 9

Located in Boerum Hill, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Barclays Center Brooklyn, Prospect Park, and Brooklyn Bridge Park. Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Museum ...

4/5Very Good! (1,026 reviews)

"I liked the whole facility but when you get off the elevators on the floor it could use a little work in front of the elevators.Other than that it was nice and clean,staff wasnt that friendly but the price was great."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 18, 2021

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Holiday Inn Express Brooklyn
Holiday Inn Express Brooklyn
3 out of 5
625 Union St, Brooklyn, NY
The price is CA $83 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Located in Park Slope, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Barclays Center Brooklyn and within 6 mi (10 km) of One World Trade Center and 5th Avenue. Empire State ...

3.6/5Good! (989 reviews)

"We had to pay $40 for parking, but was convenient because the parking was onsite. I loved that they had full size body wash, shampoo and conditioner. Breakfast was grab and go with plenty of food for one person compared to another hotel we stayed at. Very pleased. Would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 11, 2021

Holiday Inn Express Brooklyn
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Mar 13, 2019

Horrible sight lines. Cashless venue was very inconvenient.

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Best Lodging Options Near Barclays Center Brooklyn

EVEN Hotel Brooklyn
EVEN Hotel Brooklyn
4 out of 5
46 Nevins Street, Brooklyn, NY
The price is CA $121 per night from Feb 8 to Feb 9
EVEN Hotel Brooklyn
Holiday Inn Brooklyn Downtown
Holiday Inn Brooklyn Downtown
3.5 out of 5
300 Schermerhorn Road, Brooklyn, NY
The price is CA $102 per night from Feb 8 to Feb 9
Holiday Inn Brooklyn Downtown
Holiday Inn Express Brooklyn
Holiday Inn Express Brooklyn
3 out of 5
625 Union St, Brooklyn, NY
The price is CA $83 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Holiday Inn Express Brooklyn
Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
4 out of 5
55 Church Street, New York, NY
The price is CA $102 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn
2.5 out of 5
181 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY
The price is CA $116 per night from Feb 8 to Feb 9
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn
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Beautiful 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Apartment in Prime Brooklyn Neighborhood
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Beautiful 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Apartment in Prime Brooklyn Neighborhood
Union Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
Union Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
2.5 out of 5
611 DeGraw St, Brooklyn, NY
The price is CA $88 per night from Feb 8 to Feb 9
Union Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
Gowanus Inn & Yard
Gowanus Inn & Yard
3 out of 5
645-651 Union St, Brooklyn, NY
The price is CA $90 per night from Feb 8 to Feb 9
Gowanus Inn & Yard
The Baltic Hotel
The Baltic Hotel
2.5 out of 5
489 Baltic St, Brooklyn, NY
The price is CA $90 per night from Feb 8 to Feb 9
The Baltic Hotel
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