After a visit to Barclays Center, ESPN's Chris Broussard said the arena promises to be "the finest in the NBA". After his first visit, a few days earlier, Deron Williams predicted it would be a "baller's paradise". Billy King, who accompanied D-Will, called it "amazing". They must have seen the new architect's renderings.
AECOM, corporate parent of architect Ellerbe & Becket, posted new renderings of the arena on its website recently, featuring views of the interior previously unseen. Among them: a dramatic vista of the arena bowl filled as well as a view from another angle. There are also renderings of the arena dressed up for a concert, the main concourse, a champagne bar, an exclusive club and a new view of the main entrance.
The web site said of the arena, scheduled to open September 28, 2012:: "This promises to be the most exciting venue in the NBA ... one of the most intimate seating configurations ever designed into a modern multi-purpose arena, with unparalleled sightlines." The Nets had previously released a 3-D seat selection tool permitting fans to check out sightlines from their seats.