NY Construction Coverage of Barclays Center Arena

Let the pouring begin! Concrete pours have started at the site of the new Barclays Center Arena, marking the beginning of the $4.9 billion Atlantic Yards development project in downtown Brooklyn.

When complete, the 670,000-square-foot multi-purpose arena will feature 18,000 seats, 105 luxury suites, public concourses on two levels, courtside VIP club and suite level club restaurant both complete with self-serving kitchens and an adjoining basketball practice facility. The arena will host NBA games, concerts, circuses, minor league hockey games and other family events. The primary tenant will be the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets.

By the end of the foundation pour, nearly 13,000-cubic-yards of concrete will be set and more than 9,000 tons of steel will be used to construct the arena. The facility is on schedule to open mid-2012.

For more information on the concrete pour, be sure to check out New York Construction’s article here.