BROOKLYN (May 13, 2013) –2013 NCAA Tournament finalist Michigan will face Stanford to headline the 2nd annual BROOKLYN HOOPS™ Holiday Invitational presented by adidas men’s college basketball triple-header at Barclays Center on Saturday, December 21. The BROOKLYN HOOPS™ Holiday Invitational will also feature LIU Brooklyn vs. Temple and Manhattan vs. Buffalo.
The following week, St. John’s and Columbia will tip-off in the first game of the 2nd annual BROOKLYN HOOPS™ Winter Festival presented by Honda on Saturday, December 28, which will also include Kansas State vs. Tulane and VCU vs. Boston College.
Tickets will go on sale Friday, May 17 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased via Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com, or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Saturday, May 18 at noon, or through group sales 800-GROUP-BK.
“After Michigan’s dramatic NCAA Tournament run, we are excited to welcome the Wolverines back to Barclays Center for the second consecutive season,” said Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark. “Our inaugural college basketball campaign was embraced by the borough and we expect to deliver an even more exciting array of match-ups this coming year. In just one season, Barclays Center has become a must-play for top college hoops teams as we strive to develop into the center of college basketball on the East Coast.”
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The BROOKLYN HOOPS™ Holiday Invitational and Winter Festival are part of what will be a busy 2013-14 college basketball season at Barclays Center. Maryland will tip-off against UConn on Friday, November 8. The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic will host the championship rounds of the tournament on November 22 and 23.The 2nd annual Barclays Center Classic and inaugural Barclays Center Women’s Invitational will take place on November 29 and 30. Kentucky, with the nation’s top recruiting class, will take on Providence on December 1 and the Atlantic 10 Championships will take place March 13-16. The Barclays Center college basketball franchise BROOKLYN HOOPS™ is presented by Ticketmaster.
About Barclays Center
Barclays Center opened on September 28, 2012, and is a major sports and entertainment venue in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. Developed by Brooklyn-based real estate developer Forest City Ratner Companies, and designed by the award-winning architectural firms AECOM (www.aecom.com/architecture) and SHoP Architects (www.shoparc.com), Barclays Center has one of the most intimate seating configurations ever designed into a modern multi-purpose arena, with unparalleled sightlines and first-class amenities. Barclays Center offers approximately 17,732 seats for basketball, 14,500 seats for hockey and up to 19,000 seats for concerts, and has 101 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, four clubs, and 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant by American Express.
Barclays Center is hosting an extensive variety of events, including premier concerts, monthly major professional boxing cards, top college basketball, family shows, the Brooklyn Nets and soon the New York Islanders.
In addition to Barclays, the naming rights partner, Founding Partners for Barclays Center include American Honda Motor Co., Inc., American Express, Calvin Klein, Cushman & Wakefield, EmblemHealth, Foxwoods Resort Casino, GEICO, MetroPCS, Stolichnaya, and Ticketmaster. Other sponsors include: adidas, Anheuser-Busch, BlackBerry, The Coca-Cola Company, Gym Source, Haier America, High Point Solutions, JetBlue, LIU Brooklyn, New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, SONY, and Willis.
Located atop one of the largest transportation hubs in New York City, Barclays Center is accessible by 11 subway lines, the Long Island Rail Road, and 11 bus lines.