Event-goers at the Barclays Center who want to party like a hip-hop mogul, but can't quite squeeze past the velvet rope at the arena's private concierge club The Vault, will still have a shot at getting into Jay Z's 40/40 Club. The most public face of the Brooklyn Nets ownership is opening a Barclays outpost of his Chelsea club, and season ticket holders will have first dibs at making reservations inside. Unlike access to The Vault [inset photo], which is reserved for people willing to pay a $1.65 million cover charge ($550K a year/3 years minimum), the 9,000 square foot 40/40 Club at Barclays will be open to all ticket holders during events. The 40/40 Club is being designed by SHoP Architects with designer Jeffrey Beers, seats 350, and will open on the suite level of the Barclays Center the night of the arena's first performance, which will be a concert by none other than club owner and team minority owner Jay Z, of course.
· The Vault [BarclaysCenter]
· Barclays Velvet Rope Seats [Curbed]
· Barclays Center coverage [Curbed]