Jay-Z Set to Make Major Announcement About Nets
Jay-Z will make a major announcement about the Barclays Center and the team that will soon call it home, the Brooklyn Nets, on Monday at 10 a.m. EST.
The rapper, business mogul and Brooklyn native is a part-owner of the Nets and has been a longtime advocate of moving the team from its current home in Newark to Brooklyn.
Jay-Z will christen the Barclays Center when the under-construction $1-billion home for the Brooklyn-bound Nets opens on the corner of Atlantic and Flatbush avenues next fall.
He will headline the venue's first performance during a three-week grand opening at the Prospect Heights arena in September, 2012, according to a source familiar with the plan.
Jay-Z is set to announce the dates at a press conference at the Barclays Center on Monday -- where Nets officials are expected to unveil a new team name.
It will be a "major announcement," Nets CEO Brett Yormark tweeted.