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Brooklyn Nets Pride Night – Jan. 17 @ Barclay’s Center
January 17, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Brooklyn Nets To Host Second-annual Pride Night On Wednesday, January 17
Nets to host Pregame Panel Discussion Featuring
Prominent LGBTQ Community Members and Advocates
BROOKLYN (January 10, 2018) – The Brooklyn Nets will celebrate diversity and inclusion as the team hosts its second-annual Pride Night on Wednesday, January 17 when the San Antonio Spurs visit Barclays Center. The Pride Night celebration will feature prominent members and allies of the LGBTQ community participating in a pre-game awareness panel and special in-game entertainment.
The pregame panel will be an open discussion to raise awareness for LGBTQ diversity, equality, and community. The panel will include Jason Collins, a former Nets player and the NBA’s first active openly gay player; Kaz Mitchell, Co-Executive Director, Circle of Voices, Inc.; Eliza Byard, Executive Director, GLSEN; and espnW’s Katie Barnes. The panel will be moderated by Hudson Taylor, Founder & Executive Director of Athlete Ally.
The panel will be part of an ongoing speaker series which will focus on celebrating differences and inspiring change through the power of sport.
Pride Night will be embraced throughout the venue including special in-game entertainment and video content, as well as food and beverage offerings.
A t-shirt with the Nets logo in rainbow colors will be featured as the Item of the Game, and will be available for purchase at the Swag Shop at Barclays Center for $15, alongside an array of other special Pride merchandise.
One special member of the community will be honored during the game with the Jason Collins Award for Courage and Leadership. The annual award, which was first presented to Jason Collins at the Nets’ inaugural pride night, celebrates a courageous leader.
Fans interested in attending this special night can visit brooklynnets.com/pride or ticketmaster.com to purchase tickets, and enter promo code PRIDE to receive a Nets Pride beanie. During the ticket purchase process, fans can select the $20 panel option in addition the ticket price. All proceeds from the panel tickets will go to the Brooklyn Nets Foundation, which will designate the funds to support LGBTQ charities. For more information on group sales call 718-942-9690.
Fans are encouraged to show support on social media throughout the night by using #NetsPrideNight.
About Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment:
Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE) develops and operates state-of-the-art venues and manages premier sports franchises, delivering dynamic content and experiences for audiences. BSE oversees programming, marketing, sales, and operations for Barclays Center; NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum; LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theatre; and Webster Hall. BSE manages and controls the Brooklyn Nets and its NBA G League team, the Long Island Nets, as well as the business operations of the NHL’s New York Islanders.
Barclays Center, which opened on September 28, 2012, offers 17,732 seats for basketball, 15,795 for hockey, and up to 19,000 seats for concerts, and has 101 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, four clubs, and Parm Italian Restaurant & 40/40 CLUB by Tanduay Rum.
NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, reopened on April 5, 2017 after undergoing an extensive renovation. The Coliseum offers 14,500 seats for basketball, MMA and boxing, 13,900 for hockey, up to 15,000 for concerts, and 4,500 seats for its theater configuration.
With a focus on emerging businesses, BSE identifies and creates alliances, strategic partnerships and other business opportunities to ensure the success of its assets.