Crains New York
Date: 2012-03-23
Author: Unavailable

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Mentioned, Bruce Ratner
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After years of waiting, the first sporting event at Brooklyn's Barclays Center is nearly upon New Yorkers. Tickets for the Oct. 2 National Hockey League game, which will pit the New York Islanders against the New Jersey Devils, will go on sale Thursday. It's an important milestone for the new arena, which has been in the making since 2003, when Bruce Ratner of Brooklyn-based developer Forest City Ratner Cos. first announced he would be purchasing the New Jersey Nets, with the intention of moving the team to the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. Nearly a decade and $800 million later, the 675,000-square-foot Barclays Center is about open to the public. The NHL game, the first of its kind taking place in Brooklyn, will occur four day...(read more)
... After years of waiting, the first sporting event at Brooklyn's Barclays Center is nearly upon New Yorkers. Tickets for the Oct. 2 National Hockey League game, which will pit the New York Islanders against the New Jersey Devils, will go on sale Thursd ...
... concerts, which begin Sept. 28. The stadium, which seats up to 19,000 for concerts, will offer 14,500 seats for hockey.We're extremely excited to play the first NHL game in the new, state-of-the-art Barclays Center, said Garth Snow, general manager ...


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