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September 26, 2011

Moving the goalposts: Will the Barclays Center open in "the summer of 2012"? Was the first tower due "by the end of the year"?

Atlantic Yards Report

With an announcement expected today of a Jay-Z concert series (and local marketing campaign) to launch the Barclays Center, does that mean the arena will open in "the summer of 2012," as once promised?

It depends on what the word "open" means.

The fall of 2012 begins on 9/22/12. The "grand opening"--presumably with that Jay-Z concert--has long been promised as 9/28/12, nearly a week later.

However, that "grand opening" is to be preceded by "public events and tours," during which the arena would be "open."

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Posted by eric at September 26, 2011 8:45 AM