Coverage of plans to bring the Islanders to Brooklyn.
Nets gate count as little as 11,000, says critic
A consultant's report unearthed by a critic and chronicler of the Atlantic Yards (now Pacific Park) reveals that the Nets gate count --the actual number of fans who showed up at the arena-- was more than 23% below the announced official attendance.
Barclays Center, home of your New York Islanders!
Imagine this scenario. In a year or two, the arena at the corner of Atlantic and Flatbush becomes known as "Barclays Center, home of the Stanley Cup champion New York Islanders ... and oh yeah, the Brooklyn Nets."
Yormark: Nets have to "play better"
WIth the Nets attendance in decline --they're 28th and recently fell behind the 76ers-- Brett Yormark says the answer to putting more people in the seats is simple: play better!
Brooklyn's Teams Should Learn From Each Other
The Islanders move to Brooklyn has plenty of flaws starting at the ground level. But with their ability to win and the Nets ability to market, can the franchises learn the value of both, while forming a unified culture?
Nets welcome Islanders to Brooklyn
The Empire State Building was lit in blue and orange Thursday as the city welcomed the arrival of the New York Islanders to Brooklyn, fulfilling a dream of making Barclays Center a two-team arena and making Brooklyn a two-team town.
Islanders Looking More 'Brooklyn'
The Nets and Islanders have more things in common than just being the 'little-brother' teams to the Knicks and Rangers. And you're about to see more of them. Big question, If Isles do well, who owns the Brooklyn winter?
Nets putting their stamp on Islanders, Coliseum
Both Hockey News and Sports Business Journal report on how the Nets ownership and management are putting their stamp on both the Islanders and the arena they are leaving behind in Uniondale.
At Barclays, everyone is a ticket rep
Barclays Center has enlisted its 1,900 arena staff in an Employee Referral Program, hoping they will promote season ticket sales for the Nets and Islanders.
Barclays Center(piece) of construction boom
From a new TV studio on Flatbush to the Islanders "campus" to the construction of apartment towers and a new school, the area around Barclays Center is about to undergo major changes as centerpiece of Pacific Park
Barclays profit behind projections, says critic
Norman Oder, longtime critic and chronicler of Barclays Center and the overall Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park project, writes at length Monday about the financial condition of Barclays Center, suggesting that the arena is operating below projections.
When a jersey may be more than a jersey
There was a flurry of activity Friday when what looks like part of new alternative Nets jersey appeared on EBay. It looked authentic and looked like the last uniform the New York Nets wore on Long Island. Could it be bigger than that?
Yormark: Brooklyn "cool" driving Barclays, Nets
Brett Yormark spoke to Bloomberg News Thursday about the Barclays Center, the Nets, and the future, saying that the big reason for the arena and team's success has been ... Brooklyn itself. He provides new numbers on team sales, merchandise sales.
Yormark taking different tack with Islanders move
Starting July 1, the same management team that successfully brought the Nets across to two rivers to Brooklyn will begin marketing the Islanders move to Barclays Center with some similarities but some differences as well.
Islanders plan big push to woo Brooklyn fans
More than a year and a half from opening night at Barclays Center, the Islanders have hired a consulting firm to woo fans from the borough and keep their fans in Nassau and Suffolk counties, Sports Business Journal reports.
No early arrival for Islanders at Barclays
The Islanders will play another season at Nassau Coliseum. Although Barclays Center officials thought they might be able to accelerate the Isles moves, it didn't work out, Newsday is reporting. The NHL club will now arrive, as planned, in 2016.
MTA takes out ads promoting extra LIRR trains
The Nets have made no secret of their desire to attract more Long Islanders to Brooklyn, not just for NHL games in a couple of years, but for NBA games this season. The MTA, which runs the LIRR, is now taking out ads to promote extra trains east.
Yormark: Nets goal is to "own New York"
It started with Paul Pierce saying it was time for the Nets to "run New York." Now, Brett Yormark doesn't just want to "run" New York, but "own" it. No backing down from front office. Yormark called the starting lineup "somewhat surreal."
Long Island new (old?) frontier for Nets
In 1974 and 1976, the New York Nets won ABA titles at Nassau Coliseum. Once the team moved to New Jersey, the banners went with them. Then, Saturday, they suddenly re-appeared near the four Stanley Cup banners won by the Islanders. What's going on?
Barclays Center not as profitable as hoped
The Wall Street Journal, citing public documents released by Bruce Ratner's parent firm, reports that the profit generated by Barclays Center is a third of what the arena's operators projected before it was built.
Isles may play some games in Brooklyn next season
Is it possible that after Saturday night's successful debut --15,000 fans for an exhibition game, the Islanders could play some games at Barclays Center next season? In a word, yes.
Yormark hopes to transfer Nets success to Isles
Brett Yormark had six long years to "transition" the Nets from New Jersey to Brooklyn, longer than he and everyone else associated with the team wanted. It was difficult but it taught him and his team lessons now being transferred to the Islanders.
Nets welcome Islanders to Barclays Center
Thursday, the Islanders took the route they hope their fans will take in two years. "Take the Train to the Game," read the signs in Garden City as the Isles boarded an LIRR train bound for Brooklyn. They opened their training camp on the new ice.