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Barclays Center welcomes lucky guest

02/02/2013 12:12 AM ET
By Lou DiPietro

The Barclays Center hosted its one-millionth visitor Friday night.
If you’re looking for good seats for any of the Nets’ 15 remaining home games, you might want to head to Brooklyn and look up Allison Barlow.

On Friday night, upon entering Barclays Center for the Nets-Bulls game, Park Slope resident Barlow was greeted at the door by arena owner/developer Bruce Ratner and Nets CEO Brett Yormark, who had some good news: Barlow was the one-millionth guest to pass through the building’s turnstiles since the Barclays Center opened on Sept. 28.

A place in the history books and a welcome from the boss wasn’t all she got, however, as Barlow was also given two tickets to every event to be held at Barclays Center for the next year – a haul that, in addition to Nets ducats, includes seats for the Atlantic-10 Conference men’s basketball tournament, multiple boxing cards, and concerts by artists ranging from Marc Anthony to Mumford & Sons to renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman.

In addition, Barlow was also introduced to the crowd in an on-court ceremony with Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov and Ratner, who released a statement thanking Barlow and literally a million others for making the 86 events Barclays has hosted in its first 126 days of operation successful ones.

“Tonight is a great milestone for Barclays Center and we are proud that so many people are enjoying the building and all the events,” Ratner said in the statement. “Thank you to all the guests for making Barclays Center such a popular destination in Brooklyn.”

To make things even sweeter, Barlow also got to see a Nets victory on Friday night, one that upped their home record to 18-8 on the season.

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