The NBA franchise formerly known as the "New Jersey Nets" and now known as the "Brooklyn Nets" is all set to move into their brand new basketball arena for the 2012-13 NBA regular season. Their new herringbone-patterned home, the Barclays Center, will play host to at least 41 regular season contests over the next year, and hopefully more if you're a fan of the newly-relocated team. Speaking of fans, they finally got a sneak peak of what's inside the arena on Tuesday when the Nets released a number of photo shots through its official website. You can check out a few of those aforementioned pics in the post below.
In the meantime, here's a brief description of the new facility written by Nets.com's Ben Couch:
Designed by the Brooklyn Nets' creative team and produced at Connor Sports Flooring Manufacturing Mill in Amasa, Mich., the court will officially debut November 1, when the Nets open the season against the Knicks. It consists of 240 panels each measuring 4-feet wide, 7-feet long and 185 pounds; they took two weeks to construct, utilizing specialized milled lumber.
"The vision all along was to have something that was truly identifiable and unique and when people turned on their TVs at home, know they were in Brooklyn," Yormark said. "When you turn on the TV and you turn on a Celtics game and you look at that court, it's a parquet that has become very recognizable. We want this to be the same — it's our version of the parquet. I think it truly delivered against all of our expectations."
Mark your calendar, folks. The inaugural game for this new dig is slated to take place on November 1, 2012. Who does Brooklyn play on that momentous night? None other than soon-to-be crosstown rivals, the New York Knicks, of course.
Thanks goes to Dan Devine of Yahoo! Sports for the story lead.