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Jay-Z to christen the Barclays Center with a concert

Jay-Z at Barclays Center

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Jay-Z to christen the Barclays Center with a concert

 Jay-Z, co-owner of the Brooklyn Nets, will christen the professional basketball team’s new 18,000-seat arena on Saturday night with a rap concert.

The lights were officially turned on at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday.

The austere-looking arena has all black seats and metal hanging lights. The polished wooden floor has a herringbone design with the Nets’ new black-and-white logo in the middle.

“This is going to send a loud and clear message that Brooklyn has arrived as a center of exciting entertainment, thrilling big-time sports, and thriving commerce,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “This really is a great day for Brooklyn and a great day for New York City.”

Jay-Z is playing a series of sold-out concerts at the Barclays Center.

The arena will be the home to the NBA’s Nets, who were moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn.

$29 seats for Jay-Z concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center all sold out!

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Seats for each of Jay-Z’s eight shows at the brand new arena from September to October are sold out – including the coveted $29 tickets – according to the Barclays Center website.Each concert date on the site is listed as sold out and only a link to a ticket resale website is left for fans.
http://www.barclayscenter.com/home/

Jay-Z, one of Brooklyn’s favorite sons, will be christening  Barclays Center, the arena that will host his Brooklyn Nets by doing a series of concerts in late September and early October.
Not only did Jay grew up in Brooklyn’s Marcy projects, several miles east of the downtown area where Barclays is located, but he also lived at one point on State Street, which is right next to the new arena.

At the beginning, more than 7,000 tickets for Jay Z‘s opening night concert at the Barclays Center on Sept. 28 was going to be sold for $29.50 — nearly half the seats for the three-night gig. Then 5 more shows were added

Jay-Z fans said the cheaper price showed the rapper has kept in tune with the neighborhood.

Jay-Z- whose real name is Shawn Carter -is a director of the arena and minority investor in the Brooklyn Nets.

(FYI: at this ticket resale website price looked pretty reasonable : http://superbticketsonline.com/Jay-Z-Tickets )