The Brooklyn Nets the New York team less known than the New York Knicks
The New York Knicks are New York's historic team. They evolve at Madison Square Garden in the heart of Manhattan. Since 2012, the Knicks have lived in New York with the Brooklyn Nets (formerly the New Jersey Nets) who play at the Barclays Center. For my part, I am a fan of the Nets !!!
The atmosphere before and during the match
On Match Days Activities are organized at the Barclays Center on the large esplanade at the entrance to the dome. When I was there during the playoffs (the Nets VS the Raptors), there was a fanfare that motivated people before the game and workshops around basketball, in general there is a lot of animation.
I advise you to arrive a little early. The ideal is to arrive on site 45-60 minutes before the start of the match, so as not to miss the pre-match “show” and to buy something to eat. The Americans arrive and often take their seats at the last moment (they don't give a damn about the “show”).
Once installed, I can tell you that you will be amazed with 2h30 of show. With all the stereotypes you can imagine. During the NBA game, the American-style show does not stop, you will be able to see cheerleaders, dance performances or even brass bands that animate the down times and even a DJ who plays music during the game. Because after all, the basketball game is only half the show?
Good to know
- Before starting the Match, a young student with a magnificent voice sings the American anthem.
- If you have a Canon 5D or other type camera, know that they can possibly take it from you and put it in a locker, to avoid any problems, only take out your camera when the match is started, do not do as I did. wanting to be smart by taking anything and everything. In the end, they took it from me 🙁
- Do not forget to put on your special outfit with the effigy of your favorite team where you may well be the only one not to have done so!
- During the matches of brooklyns nets you have a good chance of meeting stars, for my part there were Jay-Z and Beyoncé, Drake as well as the heroine of the series Grey's anatomy Ellen Pompeo.
Where can I buy tickets to watch the NBA game?
I bought my tickets on superbillets.com, a famous site for buying tickets for shows, concerts and events. I paid about $ 74 for the ticket (I was at the top though). The price of seats goes up very quickly, so hurry up !!!
You should know that when you book and buy tickets for an NBA game whatever the site, the tickets are no longer sent by mail (too many losses), but they are sent by email and then printable.
Where is the Barclays Center located?
The room is very easy to access from Manhattan, there are different subway lines that serve the Barclays center - Atlantic Avenue stop:
Address : 620 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217