Barclays Center Development Changes Atlantic Yards NeighborhoodPublished April 17, 2012
BROOKLYN BOUND: In Miami, George Richards writes for the Nets, a franchise that has "struggled on the court the past few years, the move couldn’t come soon enough." Nets and Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark said, "This is a transformative move, something we’ve waited seven years for. Newark has been great to us, and the Prudential Center has been terrific. But there’s no comparing this to Brooklyn." The Nets soon will go from being a "renter at an arena that is most definitely not theirs" to planting roots in a "spectacular building in a thriving, hip neighborhood." Yormark said, "We have a built-in fan base. People have been waiting since 1957 for this. There’s a nostalgia factor. We’re excited. It’s going to be a destination in the region, and we can’t wait to call it home" (MIAMI HERALD, 4/17).
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