Be here from the jump when the Nets open their home schedule at Barclays Center against the Indiana Pacers tomorrow. Tip-off is at 7:30PM, but the fun starts early and continues through the evening. All fans will receive a 2016-17 magnetic schedule.
- Pregame activities on the Resorts World Casino NYC Plaza
- Music from DJ Dallas Green, performances from the Nets Beats drumline and the Brooklyn Breakers
- T-shirt giveaways and chances to shoot free throws on the Nets snapcourt
Doors at Barclays Center's GEICO Atrium will open at 6:00PM for early access to Paisano's and the bar by Section 3. Doors open arena-wide at 6:30PM. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 7:15PM for a special opening night ceremony, including a new open video and a player address to the fans.
- Face painters and balloon makers on the main concourse
Key Food, the Official Supermarket of the Brooklyn Nets, will be kicking off its Charity Stripe program during the pregame festivities. Based on the total number of free throws the Nets make at Barclays Center this season, Key Food will make a donation to a local non-profit organization that serves families in need.
This watchdog blog, by journalist Norman Oder, offers analysis, commentary, and reportage about the $4.9B project to build the Barclays Center arena and 15-16 towers at a crucial site in Brooklyn. Dubbed Atlantic Yards by developer Forest City Ratner in 2003, it was rebranded Pacific Park Brooklyn in 2014 after the Chinese government-owned Greenland Group bought a 70% stake going forward. As of 2018, after the arena and four towers were built, Greenland will own 95% of future construction.