“Our goal is to provide our patrons and fans with an enhanced in-arena experience, including broadband wireless service and multimedia capability,” said a director at Forest City Ratner Companies, developer of Barclays Center. “We are extremely pleased with Extenet’s leadership, technical expertise and ability to work with all of the major carriers to complete this critical project in an accelerated timeframe.”
Enabling High-Speed Mobile Fan Experience with Distributed Networks
Barclays Center, opened in 2012, is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. It is part of a $4.9 billion business and residential complex now known as Pacific Park. The arena is home to the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, the WNBA’s New York Liberty and the NHL’s NY Islanders. The arena also hosts many concerts, conventions and other events throughout the year.
- 700,000 square feet of mixed-use stadium space
- Max seating capacity of 19,000
- Home to the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets
- Hosts 3+ million visitors each year
Extenet designed and installed a DAS in the arena on day one that supported service from all four major wireless carriers. The network accommodates staff and fans, who watch video, text and post social media on their mobile devices before, during and after the event. Extenet, which was brought in as part of the initial design and construction phase, met an aggressive schedule and delivered a turnkey network that aligns naturally with the arena’s one-of-a-kind design.