Thursday, September 27, 2012

Prezzo Jets Off To New York

Last night, Prezzo left for New York City to attend the grand opening of the $1 billion Barclays Center where rapper and business mogul Jay-Z is set to officially christen Brooklyn's new sports/entertainment arena, the new home of NBA franchise, the Nets.
Jay-Z and Beyonce meet President Obama

The Nets, formerly of New Jersey, will make their debut as the Brooklyn Nets this fall, and Barclays will serve as the team's home. But, they won't be the first to officially break the new arena in. Jay-Z will.

The hip-hop superstar will kick off the launch of the venue with eight shows, starting Friday (September 28, 2012), with Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand, and others playing host in the weeks following.

The $1 billion complex features 19,000 seats, a Calvin Klein Courtside Club, designed specifically with VIPs like Jay and Beyonce in mind. Other features include a three-story HD scoreboard, one of the biggest in the NBA.

Jay-Z is a minority owner of the Nets, and has logged extensive hours helping bring Barclays to fruition. He also led the redesign of the Nets' new logo, uniforms, etc.
This part of Prezzo's new status as the next Ambassador for the ONE Campaign, an organization which campaigns to fight extreme poverty and global diseases. A reward he got for winning the ONE Campaign task during the Big Brother StarGame show which saw Nigerian super star and ONE Campaign Ambassador, 2face visiting the Big Brother house.
A view from a new subway entrance of the Oculus porch over the entrance of the Barclays Center, a $1-billion sports and entertainment arena opening Sept. 28. SHoP Architects designed the weathering-steel exterior for Forest City Ratner Companies. Photo by James. S. Russell/Bloomberg
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