“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
In the heart of Brooklyn, at the crossroads of Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues, Barclays Center sets a new standard as the showcase venue for the world’s most thrilling entertainment and sports events. Developed by Brooklyn-based real estate developer Forest City Ratner Companies and designed by the award-winning architectural firms AECOM and SHoP Architects, Barclays Center is the state-of-the-art home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and the WNBA’s New York Liberty, boasting one of the most intimate seating configurations ever designed for a modern multi-purpose arena.
Since its opening on September 28, 2012, with the first of eight consecutive sold-out shows by JAY Z, Barclays Center has continued to host the world’s most renowned performers, including Barbra Streisand, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Beyonce, Rihanna, Madonna, and Bruce Springsteen. The success of these events has made Barclays Center one of the most popular arenas in the world.
- 700,000 square feet of mixed-use stadium space
- Hosts 3+ million visitors each year
- Max seating capacity of 19,000
- Home to the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and WNBA’s New York Libery
- Over 200 sports & entertainment events annually
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.