Nets Overview

Fast facts

League: Eastern Conference Atlantic Division

Head Coach: Jacque Vaughn

Team Mascot: Duncan the Dragon, BrooklyKnight, Sly the Silver Fox

Year Opened: 2012

Capacity: 17732

City / State: Brooklyn / New York

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Nets vs Knicks

Rival Team: New York Knicks

The Battle of the Boroughs between the Nets and Knicks stems from the two teams proximity and is one of only two in town rivalries in the NBA. The Nets moved to Brooklyn in 2012 has only added heat to the already fairly intense rivalry between the teams as the Nets have moved even closer to Knicks turf after having played in New Jersey for their first 36 NBA seasons. There is always quite a bit of trash talking between these two teams, so you’ll be in for a treat when attending a game between these two Big Apple teams.

Nets vs Raptors

Rival Team: Toronto Raptors

The Nets-Raptors rivalry dates back to 2004 when the Raptors traded Vince Carter to the Nets. Since then these two Atlantic Division teams have met in the playoffs several times, with their most recent contest in 2014 going to seven games. Things are usually pretty tense when these two get together, so don’t miss it when the Raptors come to town.

Nets Stadium Guide

In Game

The Barclays Center is designed to give the Nets as much of a home court advantage as possible, and while the Nets haven’t found a lot of success on the court so far, the arena does manage to give fans the feeling that they’re in action. The steep angle of the seats in both the upper and lower bowl put fans right on top of the action allowing all of your heckling to be heard on the court. The arena also offers a one of a kind lighting system that draws all your attention to the action.

With the arena drawing fans into what’s going on the court, it’s a good thing that the Nets provide some of the most comprehensive in-game entertainment in the league. The team has an in-game host, dance team, drum line, and hype team, all of which will keep you entertained throughout the game.

It’s not just the in-game atmosphere, and entertainment that makes attending a Nets game an exceptional experience, the food inside the Barclays Center is also top notch. In addition to the traditional stadium fare of hotdogs and burgers, you’ll find local favorites like Brooklyn Bangers, Butcher Shop, and Williamsburg Pizza so don’t be afraid to come to the arena hungry and chow down.

The Nets provide an outstanding in-game experience that you wouldn’t want to miss so during your next visit to New York stop at the Barclays Center.

Things to check out

Team Shop

Stop by the team shop to pick up a souvenir to commemorate your trip to Brooklyn. There are a wide variety of items here, so without a doubt, you’ll find something that strikes your fancy.

Theater Style Lighting

The Barclays Center’s theater style lighting scheme allows fans to focus all their attention on the court. The arena’s unique lighting system draws all your attention to the court so that you won’t miss any of the action during your visit.

The Taste NY Bar

The Taste NY Bar is located in the arena’s main entrance and is the perfect place to grab a drink with friends before the game. The bar features a variety of New York beers, wine, and spirits allowing you the chance to taste some local drinks.

The 40/40 Club & Restaurant

If you want to experience an upscale dining experience while at the game then make sure to check out The 40/40 Club & Restaurant on Suite Level A. Not only does The 40/40 Club & Restaurant give you a great view of all the action on the ice, it also has 36 TVs so you can keep track of all the action going on around the league.

Mr. Whammy

Mr. Whammy is a Nets superfan who has been coming out the support the nets for 15 years and has been taunting free throw shooters for even longer. Watch the visiting team brick free throw after free throw thanks to Mr. Whammy’s unmissable presence.

The Brooklynettes

The Brooklynettes are the official Nets dance team and an important part of the Nets game day experience. Make sure to keep your eyes on the court during breaks in the action as you wouldn’t want to miss the Brooklynettes incredible performances.

Ally Love

The Nets in-arena host, Ally Love, does an outstanding job of hyping the team and getting everyone involved in the action. Don’t worry if you arrive at the game a bit tired since Ally will be sure to get you on your feet and cheering for the Nets.

Brooklyn Nets Beats

The Nets Beats drumline is a fan favorite and a staple of the Nets game day experience. These talented percussions put on an amazing show and are one of the best parts of attending a Nets game.

Brooklyn Nets Team Hype

Team Hype perform a variety of in-game stunts including break dancing and dunking. This group of talented individuals will keep you pumped up even during the breaks in the action and put on a show of their own that’s worth the price of admission.

Fight Songs

  1. Brooklyn: Something To Lean On

  2. Brooklyn Chant




Nets Bars & Restaurants

  1. Habana Outpost

    Habana Outpost

    Habana Outpost welcomes you to enjoy traditional Mexican and Cuban cuisines.

    757 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. McMahon’s Public House

    Heidelberg Restaurant

    Irish pub fare, draft beer & cocktails served in a comfortable, warm setting with a long bar.

    39 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  3. Sharlene’s

    House of Wings Sportsbar Beer 3rd Base Sports Bar Beer Kilroys Beer

    Cool bar, cool drinks.

    353 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  4. Alchemy


    All-day bar/eatery serving gastropub fare in a wood-&-brick-lined interior & sunlit back garden.

    56 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. Weather Up

    Weather Up

    Potent old-school cocktails served in a white-tiled, speakeasylike atmosphere.

    589 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  6. Black Forest Brooklyn

    Black Forest Brooklyn

    Trendy indoor beer garden serving a menu of German food & beers at wooden tables.

    733 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  7. Threes Brewing

    Threes Brewing

    Bar serving draft beers by its own brewery, along with other craft brews & food by pop-up eateries.

    333 Douglass St, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  8. Union Hall

    Cocktails Limelight

    This bar/lounge features librarylike decor, plus 2 bocce courts & a basement performance space.

    702 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  9. Bricolage


    Casual, low-key restaurant with updated Vietnamese fare plus an ambitious drink menu & a back patio.

    162 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA


    Bar website

    - $

  10. Fourth Avenue Pub

    Fourth Avenue beer

    A basic neighborhood bar with a twist: this no-frills spot has a big craft beer offering & a patio.

    76 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Uncle Barry’s Bar

    Uncle barrys

    Neighborhood taproom with a large, varied craft-beer selection, plus vintage games & trivia.

    58 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  12. Chuko


    Ramen bowls & Asian-accented appetizers, plus beer & sake, are served at this hip, cash-only eatery.

    565 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA


    Bar website

    asian - $$

  13. Olea

    Olea Midterranean

    Mediterranean eatery serving creative tapas, brunch & sangria in a bohemian, plant-filled space.

    171 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  14. James

    James Restaurant

    Seasonal American fare & unique cocktails served in a modern-vintage Brooklyn space.

    605 Carlton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  15. Purbird


    Snug Southern counter-serve spot specializing in varied organic chicken dishes & homestyle sides.

    82 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  16. Patsy’s Pizzeria

    Patsys Pizzeria

    Local pizzeria chain serving brick-oven pies, pasta & calzones in a relaxed setting since 1933.

    450 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA


    Bar website

    - $

  17. Shake Shack

    Shake Shack

    Hip, counter-serve chain for gourmet takes on fast-food classics like burgers & frozen custard.

    409 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  18. Pizza Town

    Pizza Town

    Pizzas from Pizza Town justify all the effort just to get a slice from them!

    85 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $

  19. Benchmark

    Benchmark Restaurant

    This intimate steakhouse is set in a tucked-away carriage house & known for its spacious patio.

    339A 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  20. Walter Foods

    Walter Foods

    There's an art form to the neighborhood restaurant and Walter's has got it down pat.

    166 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  21. Not Ray’s Pizza

    OHOP Orono House of Pizza

    Classic corner pizza shop with limited seating & a name that references a group of its competitors.

    694 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $