Buried in the offering statement for prospective Barclays Center investors is a list of promoters and entertainment providers that Brett Yormark's team has contacted about bringing their events to Brooklyn.
As of December 2, the date of the offering statement, Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment reported it had received "various forms of non-binding letters of intent and letters of interest" from:
--Live Nation, the largest concert promoter in the country. Jay-Z has an exclusive 10-year deal with Live Nation;
-- Feld Entertainment, the world’s leading producer of live family entertainment experiences, which include Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey®,
--Feld Motor Sports, producers of Monster Jam and Arena Cross shows;
--Disney On Ice® and Disney Live!® which present Disney characters in ice shows and live productions;
--IMG College, whose deal to bring NCAA sports to the arena was concluded this week;
--the United States Military Academy at West Point, whose interest was not further described;
--Professional Bull Riders, Inc.,which produces rodeos; and
--Blue Entertainment Sports Television, which produces a number of sports events, including AVP professional volleyball.
The statement gave no further details on when each of these deals might be concluded. Jay-Z told YES at Thursday's ground breaking he expected to be the opening act at Barclays, joking that "if that doesn't happen, something is wrong. I'm not doing my job."
Yormark has said the arena will hold events on 220 dates, a minimum of 41 Nets games and 179 other events. Beyond those events described above, the offering statement also suggests the arena could be home to "convocations, private parties, commercial film and television shoots, fashion shows, meetings, conventions, intercollegiate sporting events, auctions and tours".
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