More than 50 years after the Brooklyn Dodgers (now the Los Angeles Dodgers) attempted to secure the land at Atlantic Yards (area around the intersection of Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues) to build a new stadium to remain in Brooklyn, the borough will finally get a new sports complex to truly call their own. Construction of the Barclays Center has been underway for quite some time now and things are continuing to run smoothly. Ground has been broken, foundation has been laid and the actual construction of the facilities is well underway. Look man something other than a tree grows in Brooklyn; finally an arena for Brooklynites to gather and cheer on a team that is truly ours not having to share it with the other four boroughs.
The construction crews are working diligently to get this $4 billion development up and running before the beginning of the 2012-13 National Basketball Association season and with the progress which they have made since the first cement was poured back in June of this year, it seems as if they are well under way of accomplishing exactly that. Each day that passes workers are putting in a non-stop effort to get this complex up and running and with the progress that can already be seen it brings a smile to this native Brooklynite’s face and others that I may see in passing.
If you have the opportunity take a trip to the location and experience the construction crews building what will soon be one of the biggest landmarks in the borough’s history. This is just the beginning of what will be monumental and I will be sure to keep you updated on the happenings with and around the Barclays Center as the time passes. Stay tuned Brooklyn, soon we’ll be in the building!