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Barclays Center lands NCAA Tournament games for 2016

Crowds arrive outside Barclays Center before Brooklyn Nets  played Toronto Raptors in NBA game in New York

Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York will host the first and second rounds of the 2016 NCAA Tournament.  The announcement game out today for the arena that opened in 2012.  Brett Yormark, CEO of Barclays Center, released the following statement.

“March Madness comes to Brooklyn! We are excited to host one of the world’s greatest sporting events in a venue that has become the center of college basketball on the East Coast. I would like to thank Mark Emmert, Mark Lewis, Scott Barnes, Dan Gavitt, and Andy Arnold for showing the NCAA’s commitment to Barclays Center and to Brooklyn. I also want to thank the Atlantic 10 and its Commissioner Bernadette McGlade for their partnership through this process. In just two years, Barclays Center has welcomed the most exciting and talked about events in sports and entertainment and the NCAA Tournament will be another celebrated moment for the borough.”

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