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Barclays Center Taking Shape As 1010 WINS Gets Tour Inside

A view from inside the Barclays Center. (credit: Al Jones, 1010 WINS)

A view from inside the Barclays Center. (credit: Al Jones, 1010 WINS)

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Coming upstairs from the subway, you don’t have to walk far before you step into the Barclays Center.

The game will be in full view at the soon-to-be home of the Brooklyn Nets on the intersection of Atlantic and Flatbush avenues.

PHOTOS: Inside The Barclays Center

Developer Bruce Ratner said fans will have the “whole beautiful bowl right before them” when the games are played.

1010 WINS’ Al Jones Speaks With Bruce Ratner

With office and apartment buildings on his resume, the project is something different for Ratner.

“This is the first time I’ve ever built an arena and of course it’s exciting and it’s different,” he told 1010 WINS’ Al Jones.

Jay-Z will christen the building on September 28.

A preseason match-up between the New York Islanders and the New Jersey Devils on October 2 will mark the first major sporting event at the new venue.

Could the Islanders potentially make a move to Brooklyn? Ratner certainly doesn’t discount the possibility.

“They could play here. It would be a lot to do the arranging for and so on, but yes it could be done,” he said.

Ratner said that 2,000 people will eventually be hired as part-time and full-time workers.

What are you most anticipating at the new Barclays Center? Share your thoughts in the comments section…