A number of blog posts and homemade YouTube videos surfaced today as the Barclays Center’s transit connection opened to the public. The transit connection is probably going to be extremely crowded and Nets fans will have to get used to it, as I wrote about here, because there will only be 550 parking spaces available for the 18,000 seat arena that will be sold out frequently. Also, busy six lane roads surround the Barclays Center and pedestrian safety might be an issue. According to Benjamin Kabak, the transit connection features wide concourses and many MetroCard turnstiles. You can view Kabak’s photo gallery here.
Here is what I wrote about the transit connection in June:
The Atlantic Ave. Subway Station is enormous. This station offers the second most amount of subway lines in all of New York City, behind the Times Square Subway Station. The 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, and R trains all stop at Atlantic Ave. There are also a few Long Island Rail Road trains that stop there. In addition to serving Brooklyn, all of these train lines run to Manhattan. From Manhattan, some go to Queens or the Bronx.