Barclays Center March 2014 calendar: 32 events, nine days dark, Jason Collins debut; Black Sabbath a test (and where's the calendar for neighbors?)
That's a total of 32 events, with nine days dark; that still leaves room for hockey, when it comes.
Notably, tonight will be the first Nets home game since they signed Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in the NBA. Expect larger crowds than usual for a Monday night and a lot more TV trucks.
From a neighborhood perspective, one test will be the Black Sabbath on Monday, March 31, since presumably the band likes to turn it up to 11. Will the arena's newly implemented acoustical controls dampen escaping bass?
(Then again, hip-hop and electronic dance music concerts have been more problematic than hard rock.)
No calendar for neighbors, with crowd estimates
Note that the arena has not yet released, as it promised and has done fairly consistently, an event calendar for neighbors that estimates the expected attendance.
That also might have alerted neighbors that the circus load-out last night might bring some improper congestion.
In the photo at right, note the circus trailers parked in front of residences on the south side of Dean Street (at left in photo), prompting a city bus to thread its way through, after having been pushed to its right by the closure of the piece of the street flanking the B2 construction site.
See below for the March 2013 calendar, which also had nine dark days but many circus shows.