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King: Brooklyn's The "Attraction"

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As Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York reports, Barclays Center is 60 percent complete. Steel is 97 percent fabricated and 95 percent erected. The roof deck is 65 percent in place, concrete on the metal deck is 97 percent in place and pre-cast seating is 80 percent done.

The facade fabrication does remain an issue, but everyone insists September 28 will be Opening Night. Billy King thinks that the arena itself is going to be a big deal in recruiting free agents. "I think you factor in the new building and being in Brooklyn, and now you’re in the biggest media market," Billy King told the Boston Herald. "I think it is an attraction."

Bottom line, says King. "There’s a lot of intrigue for us now."