March 12, 2012
Major College Basketball Event Featuring Kentucky vs. Maryland
Tickets available on BarclaysCenter.com and www.umterps.com
Barclays Center Classic Presented by SheetsTM Brand Energy Strips
BROOKLYN - Tickets for the Barclays Center Classic college basketball game on November 9, 2012, featuring the currently No. 1-ranked Kentucky Wildcats vs. the Maryland Terrapins, will go on sale this Monday, March 12 at 10 a.m.
Tickets will go on sale to Terrapin Club members and orders will be filled in Terpoint priority order as of June 30. For more information on Maryland tickets, Terrapin Club members can contact the Terrapin Ticket Office at 1-800-IM-A-TERP.
Tickets will also be available through Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com.
Presented by SheetsTM Brand Energy Strips, the Barclays Center Classic will be held on Friday, November 9 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Northeast Conference is the sponsoring conference for the Barclays Center Classic.
The Barclays Center Classic presented by SheetsTM Brand Energy Strips will be the first college basketball event to be played at the arena. In addition to Kentucky-Maryland, teams participating in the event include Long Island University-Brooklyn, Morehead State and Lafayette.
"We are excited that the Barclays Center Classic will be the first ticketed event to go on sale for the arena," said Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark. "Barclays Center will be a significant national venue for college basketball and we are thrilled to open our BROOKLYN HOOPS franchise with such a powerful match-up between two storied programs. We will soon announce on-sale dates for other major events coming to Brooklyn as we prepare for the grand opening of the arena on September 28."
The Barclays Center Classic presented by SheetsTM Brand Energy Strips will be a staple of the prestigious college basketball programming already confirmed for Barclays Center, which includes: the BROOKLYN HOOPSTM Winter Festival featuring Michigan vs. West Virginia, the BROOKLYN HOOPSTM Holiday Invitational, the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship, Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, and Legends Classic.
NETS All Access season ticket buyers have the opportunity to purchase tickets for Barclays Center events before the general public. For more information please visit www.barclayscenter.com.
About Barclays Center
Scheduled to open in September 2012, Barclays Center will be a major sports and entertainment venue in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. Developed by Brooklyn-based real estate developer Forest City Ratner Companies, and designed by the award-winning architectural firms AECOM (www.aecom.com/architecture) and SHoP Architects (www.shoparc.com), Barclays Center will have one of the most intimate seating configurations ever designed into a modern multi-purpose arena, with unparalleled sightlines and first-class amenities. Barclays Center will offer approximately 18,000 seats for basketball and up to 19,000 seats for concerts, and will also have 100 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, three clubs, and a restaurant.
Barclays Center will host an extensive variety of events, including premier concerts, monthly major professional boxing cards, top college basketball, family shows, professional hockey, and NETS Basketball. Some of the special programming that is already scheduled includes JAY Z, who will open the building on September 28 with the first of his multiple concerts, Andrea Bocelli, the Barclays Center Classic men's college basketball tournament, Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Championship, the BROOKLYN HOOPSTM Winter Festival featuring Michigan vs. West Virginia, the BROOKLYN HOOPSTM Holiday Invitational, Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, Legends Classic, Islanders vs. Devils game, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and Disney on Ice, and the New York Masters equestrian show jumping.
Current programming alliances with Barclays Center include Golden Boy Promotions, IMG, Feld Entertainment, Lagardère Unlimited, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
In addition to Barclays, the naming rights partner, Founding Partners for Barclays Center include Cushman & Wakefield, EmblemHealth, Foxwoods Resort Casino, MetroPCS, and Stolichnaya. Other sponsors include: Anheuser-Busch, The Coca-Cola Company, Haier America, HighPoint Solutions, Phillips-Van Heusen, Tyco, and Willis.
Located atop one of the largest transportation hubs in New York City, Barclays Center will be accessible by 11 subway lines and the Long Island Rail Road.
For more information on Barclays Center please visit www.barclayscenter.com.
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