Jay-Z Named Director of Barclays Center in Brooklyn

Considering Hov is one of the co-owners of the now Brooklyn Nets, it’s no surprise that he has been named one of the directors of Brooklyn’s Barclays Arena (the new home court for the Nets). The announcement was made today, and we are also informed that Jay plans to open a brand new 40/40 Club inside the massive arena which is to hold Basketball games, comic acts, and most importantly for the music world, the first ever Sensation America which takes place this October. You can purchase tickets here.

As one of seven directors, the rapper and music mogul will attend board meetings and help direct arena senior staff on daily operations, Barclays Center officials confirmed today.

He’s already helped the Nets design the team’s Brooklyn logos and its yet-to-be-released jerseys. And he was especially hands-on in designing 11 luxury arena suites called “The Vault.”

For the suites — which run $550,000 each — Jay-Z’s fingerprints are everywhere. He even helped choose the high-end forks, napkins and champagne that will be served.

NY Post

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