Barclays Center AND FOX Sports 1 align to promote and telecast BROOKLYN HOOPS™ college basketball
– FOX Sports 1 to air five college basketball games from Brooklyn –
BROOKLYN (October 2, 2013) – Barclays Center is teaming with FOX Sports 1 as part of the upcoming BROOKLYN HOOPS™ college basketball season, with television coverage beginning on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 8:30 p.m. ET when national powerhouse Kentucky faces Providence.
BROOKLYN HOOPS™ coverage on FOX Sports 1 will continue on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 8:30 p.m. ET when 2013 NCAA Tournament finalist Michigan plays Stanford to headline the 2nd annual BROOKLYN HOOPS™ Holiday Invitational presented by adidas.
The FOX Sports 1 telecast schedule from Barclays Center continues a week later on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 2:30 p.m. ET when St. John’s and Columbia tip-off in the first game of the 2nd annual BROOKLYN HOOPS™ Winter Festival presented by Honda, followed by Kansas State vs. Tulane at 5 p.m. ET, and Virginia Commonwealth University vs. Boston College at 7:30 p.m. ET.
FOX Sports 1, America’s new sports network, debuted on Aug. 17 and is available in approximately 90 million homes, making it the biggest sports cable network launch in history, and one of the largest network launches ever.
“We’re extremely pleased to add these five terrific match-ups at Barclays Center to FOX Sports 1’s very robust college basketball schedule,” said Larry Jones, EVP, FOX Sports. “College basketball is a key component of FOX Sports 1’s programming from November through March, and we’re looking forward to televising these five games from one of the country’s newest, most impressive venues.”
“We are thrilled to have FOX Sports 1, the nation’s newest premier sports network, to build and telecast BROOKLYN HOOPS™ college basketball from Barclays Center,” said Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark. “This relationship provides our BROOKLYN HOOPS™ college basketball platform with major national exposure. Additionally, with its top recruiting class and rabid fan base, Kentucky is the perfect team to launch our new partnership.”
Barclays Center’s college basketball franchise BROOKLYN HOOPS™ is presented by Ticketmaster. For tickets to all of Barclays Center’s college basketball games, please visit barclayscenter.com.
About FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports 1 is America’s new national multi-sport channel that launched on August 17 in approximately 90 million homes and boasts nearly 5,000 hours of live event, news and original programming annually. The channel has several pillar sports: college basketball and football, MLB (in 2014), NASCAR, NFL (ancillary programs), USGA events including the U.S. Open (2015), soccer and UFC. FOX SPORTS LIVE is FOX Sports 1’s flagship 24/7 news, opinion and highlights program, providing around the clock coverage through regularly scheduled programs, hourly updates and an information rich ticker. Original programs include: FOX FOOTBALL DAILY; NASCAR RACE HUB; FOX SOCCER DAILY; CROWD GOES WILD, a new live sports entertainment talk show hosted by Regis Philbin; and the groundbreaking BEING: documentary franchise. FOX Sports GO, a new authenticated mobile sports experience for iPhone, iPad, Android devices and the web, is coming soon and serves as the channel’s digital extension. The app offers more than 1,100 live games and events from cross FOX Sports, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Sports’ 22 regional sports networks, as well as scores, highlights, news, stats and analysis. For more information visit www.FOXSports.com/FOXSports1.
About Barclays Center
Barclays Center opened on September 28, 2012, and is a major sports and entertainment venue in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. Developed by Brooklyn-based real estate developer Forest City Ratner Companies, and designed by the award-winning architectural firms AECOM (www.aecom.com/architecture) and SHoP Architects (www.shoparc.com), Barclays Center has one of the most intimate seating configurations ever designed into a modern multi-purpose arena, with unparalleled sightlines and first-class amenities. Barclays Center offers 17,732 seats for basketball, 15,813 for hockey, and up to 19,000 seats for concerts, and has 101 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, four clubs, and 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant by American Express.
Barclays Center is hosting an extensive variety of events, including premier concerts, major professional boxing cards, top college basketball, family shows, the Brooklyn Nets and soon the New York Islanders.
Located atop one of the largest transportation hubs in New York City, Barclays Center is accessible by 11 subway lines, the Long Island Rail Road, and 11 bus lines.
For more information on Barclays Center, please visit www.barclayscenter.com.
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