Barclays Center one year anniversary

Barclays Center one year anniversary

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The Barclays Center in Brooklyn has been home to many 'firsts' for the borough from the first professional boxing match since 1931; the first professional basketball team since 1957 and college basketball played at the highest levels. Saturday marks the arena's first year in business.

"We never thought it would be that popular and that successful. We thank everyone in the city and state. It has been a wonderful, wonderful year," said Bruce Ratner, owner of the Barclays Center.

The arena hosted more than 200 events since it opened its doors last year. More than 21 million people have visited.

Entertainers Barbara Streisand, Justin Bieber and Jay Z have all performed in the billion dollar arena. The MTV Video Music Awards were broadcast there this year.

"We have 2,000 employees .. 80 percent are from Brooklyn. They truly redefined the customer experience. The pride they show every night is unprecedented," said Brett Yormack, CEO of the Barclays Center and President of the Brooklyn Nets.

In 2015, the Barclays will be home to the NY Islanders.

"The first ever NHL game (in Brooklyn) was last week," said Yormack.







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