Thursday, December 04, 2014

The Barclays Center event calendars for December 2014, January 2015, and February 2015

The Barclays Center has issued event calendars for January and February, and reissued the one for December, adding several events.

December 2014

While as of October there were 15 events scheduled for December, the arena has since added one boxing card, a LIU basketball game, and concerts featuring Smokey Robinson and Run DMC. The largest crowds are expected for Nets basketball games

January 2015 (and the loss of an EDM show)

In January there will be seven Nets games, two college basketball games, one comedy show, and three concerts, for a total of 13 events. As has been noted many times before, that schedule surely leaves room for the New York Islanders hockey games coming next season.

By contrast, the January 2014 event calendar included eight Nets games, two concerts (Jay-Z), and one boxing match, plus seven Disney on Ice shows over four days.

One note: the planned 1/16/15 show featuring Dillon Francis, a Los Angeles-based electronic music producer and DJ, has been moved to Terminal 5 in Manhattan. A dance music event planned for Halloween also was moved to another venue.

Were those moves simply because they couldn't sell enough tickets? Either way, the moves mean the rumbling bass from such concerts won't penetrate people's homes. And the sound-dampening green roof is under construction.

February 2015

The February 2015 event calendar includes two Nets games, three days of NBA All-Star Weekend events, and 20 circus shows over ten days. That's approximately 25 events. But they're clearly leaving time to prepare the arena for the All-Star Weekend.

Note that they have not yet estimated the size of the crowd expected for the All-Star Weekend events, but it's expected to be a major event.

In February 2014, the arena scheduled 27 public ticketed events, including four Nets games, four concerts, one college basketball game, one Harlem Globetrotters game, and 17 circus shows over ten days. 

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