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For NBA Draft tomorrow, expect a "significant number of vehicles" and a "large volume of buses" at Barclays

Barclays Center is hosting the NBA Draft on Thursday, June 22 at 7 pm. According to the Community Notice below, there will be no access restrictions imposed on residents and businesses, but there will be a significant police presence.

Here's where it gets potentially dicey:

  • "a significant number of vehicles servicing guests, talent, and event staff on the arena block is to be expected"
  • "a large volume of buses directed to Brooklyn Cruise Terminal as an off-site staging location after drop-off. Please note that there may be a noticeable bus presence around the arena on Thursday afternoon."

If the event is at 7 pm, why will there but such a notable bus presence in the afternoon? If people are arriving over an extended period of time, that's actually better than all arriving at once. But if they're all leaving at once on buses, that could be a logjam.

Follow @barclayscenter for updates and contact Sarah Berlenbach of Barclays Center Community Affairs ( with any event/arena operations issues requiring attention.