The New Jersey Nets will become the Brooklyn Nets during the 2012-2013 season, when they move to their new arena at The Barclays Center. The 18,000-seat arena is located in the heart of Brooklyn, NY.
Nets investor Jay-Z announced in Sept. 2011, that he will open the arena as its first performer. "From the moment the Barclays Center became a reality, I knew this meant something significant for Brooklyn," Jay-Z said. "This is where I'm from, I'll always be Brooklyn, and opening this arena will mean more to me than anywhere else. I also look forward to opening night for the Brooklyn Nets. We're going to create an atmosphere like only Brooklyn can."
Nets CEO Brett Yormark added, "Jay-Z is truly the face of the Barclays Center and of the Brooklyn Nets."