Jay-Z Tickets at Barclays Center on Sale Friday

The concert will officially open the arena to the public.

Tickets for at the Barclays Center will go on sale this Friday, July 13, officials confirmed.

The hip-hop mogul—and part owner of the Brooklyn Nets—will perform at the arena on its opening night, Sept. 28, as well as two additional concerts on Sept, 29 and 30.

According to the arena, more than 7,000 tickets per show will be priced at under $30.

“The artist dictates the pricing, and Jay-Z has said from the start that these concerts are all about celebrating Brooklyn, and he wanted everyone who wants to come to be able to attend,” Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark told the New York Post.

On Friday, tickets will be on sale beginning at 10 a.m. through www.barclayscenter.com and www.ticketmaster.com.

Jay-Z’s concerts will kick off a series of big-name shows at the arena – , , , Leonard Cohen and Rush are all slated to perform – and some think Barclays may eventually .

So, are you excited for Jay-Z’s opening night, or could having a major concert venue in your backyard be a bit too much to handle? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Anita July 09, 2012 at 05:29 PM
SoOoOo excited for this! Just set a reminder in my phone for this. Thanks!
bibny52 July 09, 2012 at 06:05 PM
I thought this project was supposed to improve the area. Here come the hoodies.
Patti July 09, 2012 at 06:47 PM
Andrea Bocelli and Barbara Streisand don't sound like hoodies. And, Justin Bieber tries but sorry he's not a hoodie either unless your 10 years old and under.
Jeanne Majors July 09, 2012 at 10:19 PM
What hoodies are you talking about? The project is for those who can afford to attend the games and concerts
dulcy July 10, 2012 at 10:08 AM
I was so up set about the Barclays center going right there on Atlantic in Brooklyn traffic and the congestion once seeing on a normal day the traffic is so unbearable trying not to think when the games begin its gonna be unbearable but u know what its here and i'm happy to have a stadium in my back yard thank to Jay-z and all who made it possible sorry to all the people who lost their home because of the stadium but its here and lets just move on to another chaper.
dulcy July 10, 2012 at 10:32 AM
Listen people not because the stadium is in Brooklyn it says everyone that comes here to perform has to be a hoodies take a good look at Jay-z he has move on to another chapter in his life cant be moving with those mongul like himself and his pants is below his butt its just the way momma wants them to be on his waist. The jacket and tie is on, jay-z is an intelligent guy he's making big things happen once again in Brooklyn good job jay-z Brooklyn loves u i personally always love u my son grow-up with u as his idol always want to meet u in the flesh but i'm here still never know what will happen keep the good work coming here to Brooklyn jay-z, peace.
Gregg July 10, 2012 at 11:42 AM
Boycot Barclays. 'nuff said....
richard July 10, 2012 at 11:50 AM
Could you say something a little more ignorant and racist? When Barbara Streisand comes are you going to proclaim HERE COME THE JEWS? When Andrea Bocelli comes what are you gonna declare? What part of Park Slope do you live in I see hoodies every day. Jay Z didn't bring them here and they never left. I guess when you see through certain eyes you miss certain people.
richard July 10, 2012 at 11:53 AM
I don't feel sorry for anyone who lost their home especially since most got market value and then some and a few got "undisclosed" amounts.
SuF July 10, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Richard, I don't know where you got your statistics but it isn't true that "most got market value and then some and a few got "undisclosed" amounts". Sure, some did, but the Atlantic Yards project displaced lots of people who got nothing (you can watch "Battle for Brooklyn" or "Brooklyn Matters", two films that tell the real story about what went down). Developers all over this city have been displacing, and will continue to displace thousands of residents, usually lower-income residents, to build housing for higher income residents. And that's what happened with Atlantic Yards. So just because Jay-Z is from the 'hood and basketball is a popular sport doesn't mean that building Barclays (which was dependent on building all the other stuff that's related to it at AY, i.e. the many high rise high rent condos that are going to be built) was a good thing for Brooklyn. Bringing all that money into B'klyn in a different way (by supporting what's already here so that it can be improved) would have been much better for Brooklyn.
richard July 10, 2012 at 01:32 PM
SuF... According to Trulia.com the average price per sqft for a condo in the area is $358.00. According to disclosed documents on Wikipedia they were offered between $650.00 and $850.00 renters received undisclosed amounts. That sounds like it was above average to me. Now here is the problem you are absolutely correct when you say that developers are displacing not only low but middle income residents in order to bring in higher income earning residents. It has been happening since before the housing boom when rents in Manhattan's non-rent controlled apartments went through the roof while people were making good salaries and could afford them. Now those good salary earners became decent salary earners and could not afford Manhattan prices and looked to North Brooklyn and Western Queens or anywhere that is a 30min train ride from their jobs. Landlords and real estate agents saw the opportunity to exploit these people and raised rents in those areas by as much as 60% in under 5yrs! People who were paying $900.00 for a two bedroom in 2000 were suddenly paying $1500.00 in 2002 and some saw bi-yearly increases in their leases increase by as much as 20%. Atlantic Yards is by far a perfect example of exploitation but I remember what it looked like 30 years ago it was a dump a hole on the ground complete with crack heads and hookers and anything is an improvement over what was there could this have been done better absolutely but this is not a perfect city or world.
Peter July 10, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Richard, Trulia's data is suspect at best. There are few condos in the area, and if you can find a 1,000 sqft apartment near the arena for $358,000, I'd say you were living in 1995.
richard July 10, 2012 at 05:04 PM
So Peter for that area of Prospect Heights you are still looking at a higher than average price paid $650.00 - $850.00. You can't compare Prospect Heights to Park Slope or Boerum Hill or even Clinton Hill that area was mixed use there were warehouses, gas stations and industrial buildings with a few residences strewn along Atlantic, Pacific, Dean and Bergen. My Grandmother used to own a house squeezed between a garage and beer warehouse on Bergen that's now a condo building. Until recently the cost of real estate in that area was always cheaper than the surrounding area I know I considered purchasing a small industrial use building there but was turned off by the crime isolation and industry. You gotta remember that the area now looks nothing like it was even 5 years ago residences are pushing out the industry and warehouses so we are losing job revenues for real estate revenues a dangerous gamble.
Parksloper July 11, 2012 at 01:01 AM
richard I'm guessing he means there will be a problem with muggings/fights which there usually are with rap concerts and uh, not so much with Babs or Bocelli. Patti, it's over your head Dear.
bibny July 11, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Richard, Why don't you go to the concert wearing some nice jewelry and carrying an iphone and afterwards let me know what you come home with if at all.
richard July 11, 2012 at 02:59 PM
bibny- I have gone to Rap Concerts and Hip Hop shows and I would wear all my jewelry and leathers and would do it again. And before there were iPhones we had data pagers by Motorola and I wore that too and I carried a brick sized cell phone as well. You act like white people don't have violence at any of their events I have seen mob fights at St Patty's Day in Hoboken, fights at Hockey games at MSG, a nice fight over beers at Yankee Stadium, fights at 2 Metal concerts at the Meadowlands and not to mention fights at some very "white" clubs in NJ or NYC. So please lets not act like Black People have a monopoly on violence and thuggery. I grew up in East NY around lots of thugs and I never got mugged or robbed because I never showed fear, treated and talked to people with respect and I was never afraid to apply violence to those who even remotely attempted to challenge me.
Dios Thunders August 01, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Real estate hoodies ?all off subject, Its built its done & I see J-Z is trying 2 make it afordable 2 attend shows & games unlike MADISON SQUARE GARDEN & Yankee Stadium Priced under $30 is a very good deal & theres trains n bus'es coming from every where easy 4 people 2 get 2 & most all can easly afford that not $1,000 At GARDEN Jay Z is from Brooklyn he didnt grow up wealthy or comfortable & he knows as well people R not doing well & cant afford 2 spend a ton of money 2 take there families 2 see a game or kids 2 go to a show w/ there friends or elderly on fixed incomes I hope this is extended 2 all shows I dont care if its Barbara or the Rolling Stones That would be SO great PRINCE also! now music & sports fans can go not just celebs who could care less but want 2 b SEEN @ a COOL happening) that idiot BIBNY54 who said here comes the hoodies 2 her us born & grown up in brooklyn people say OH NO HERE COMES THE OUT OF TOWNIE IDIOTS & HIPSTERS & YUPPIES GO HOME GO BACK WHERE U CAME FROM & that means U BIBNY54 u got a lot of nerve yea here comes the WHAT u say? from u & Stop shopping @ the ATLANTIC MALL save up sell ur IKEA & POTTERY BARN TARGET stuff & move back where u came from Cos anyone who is from brooklyn knows that area was hell town & prices 4 MSG & YANKEE STADIUM R INSANE Ya got a set on u lady 2 say that yea here come the Hodies yea say it JEWS KIKES SPICS WOPS Degos Guidos RACKIS TERROISTS CHINKS RUSKIS why dont u just say WHAT U MEAN NOT HOODIES U MEAN NIGGAS!
Dios Thunders August 01, 2012 at 09:46 PM
BIBNY54 you are horrible your not a human being your one of the big major problems thats wrong with this world and your a coward Hoodies yea say what you really mean.
Dios Thunders August 01, 2012 at 09:51 PM
RICHARD your so right everything you said is exactly true hahah cell phones like Bricks funny..guy btw people I am white as can be blonde blue eyes italian jewish and russian together and Im from Brooklyn born and grew up here people like BIBNY54 who come thats when WE SAY there goes the nieghborhood ., and I bet they own a sweat shirt with a hood who doesnt even my dog has one
Dios Thunders September 26, 2012 at 08:11 PM
SPAMONIE GARDENS OF BENSONHURST IS COMEING TO BARCLEYS they frirst opened in BENSONHURST in the 1030's bibny52 the italians are coming too setting up a food stand at BARCLEYS watch out Here come the Gudios is that what youd say ..watch it kiddo Bensonhurst meets Barcleys , I as a BENSONHURST-ite gowing up there think this is great so is the Pizza and spamoni http://www.brooklyndaily.com/stories/2012/39/all_spumonibarclays_2012_09_28_bk.html check it out in the Brooklyn weekly courier
BRADY September 27, 2012 at 05:09 AM


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