Barclays Center Adds Prominent Members To Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment Advisory Board


Industry Leaders in Sports, Entertainment, and Media Offer Expertise in Programming and Strategy

After a successful launch to its Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment Advisory Board last December, Barclays Center has expanded the elite group with the following industry leaders in sports, entertainment, and media, as well as a major entertainment personality:

  • Adrien Grenier, Actor, Producer, Director and Musician
  • Mindy Grossman , CEO, HSNi
  • Stephen Hill, President of Programming, BET
  • Karen Brooks Hopkins, President, BAM
  • Sandy Montag, President & CEO, The Montag Group
  • Doug Scott, EVP, Marketing and Brand Solutions, WME|IMG
  • Peter Shapiro, Founder, Brooklyn Bowl

Created by Brett Yormark, CEO of Barclays Center, and Charlie Walk, Executive Vice President of Republic Records at Universal Music Group, the 30-plus member Advisory Board contributes to the programming strategy and direction for Barclays Center and will also offer its overall expertise to the soon to be recreated Nassau Coliseum, the Brooklyn Paramount Theatre at LIU, and future venues.

The Advisory Board will also be part of the planning for many upcoming major Barclays Center events, including the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament, the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, its annual New Year’s Eve shows that are featured on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on ABC, and other world-class events to be announced soon.

“In just two months our Advisory Board has become an instrumental resource for Barclays Center and we are proud to expand our diversified group with some of the most influential and prominent leaders in the sports and entertainment world,” said Barclays Center and Brooklyn Nets CEO Brett Yormark, who is Co-Chair of the Advisory Board.  “On the heels of NBA All-Star 2015, Barclays Center has hosted some of the best events and top artists, but we want to continue to improve and our Advisory Board will make a major impact on our future and the launch of Nassau Coliseum.”

“As we continue to evolve, we continue to collect the most creative and innovative minds in sports & entertainment,” said Charlie Walk, who is Co-Chair of the Advisory Board.

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. One of the most intimate seating configurations ever designed into a modern multi-purpose arena, 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 hosts 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. 

Barclays Center has redefined the arena customer service and culinary experience. Its more than 2,000 employees are trained by Disney Institute, the business advisory arm of The Walt Disney Company, and its BrooklynTaste™ food program features selections from 55 well-known restaurants and vendors in the borough. 

Barclays Center engages the customer with state-of-the-art technology to enhance the fan experience. As the first arena in the world to utilize Cisco StadiumVision mobile multicast streaming technology, Barclays Center allows fans to watch live video and instant replays from their mobile phones while connected to the arena’s free Wi-Fi.

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.