Greetings from the Barclays Center. I must admit I was a little concerned about the place. But after the train ride from Garden City, and the walk to the arena, I am 10000% impressed by it. The sightlines are fantastic, (except for some seats behind the net where you can not see the goalie). There are many concession options and the atmosphere is on target.
And the ice, well – it is new, and better than what we have in Uniondale, thats for sure.
And let me get something straight right off the bat. The regular home and away uniforms are NOT going to change. Per Brett Yormark, the CEO of Barclays Center, your fears of uniform changes are unfounded. However, there is going to be a new third jersey with a representation of Brooklyn attached to that. So for all of you that hate our current third, your worries are over.
There is a link here http://s881.photobucket.com/user/gharding14/slideshow/Brooklyn%20Practice%2009-12-13 to the facebook post of my pictures. It is a public view, so you can check them out. It takes you through my train ride, a tour of the arena, and some practice pictures. My wife will be peeved at me that I put them all up, but I will remove the bad ones once I have time.
For now – enjoy…