Jay-Z has been named as a director of Brooklyn Arena LLC, the company that runs the Brooklyn Barclay’s Center.
Jay’s new title emerged in papers filed by arena developer Forest City Ratner Cos. in its bid to secure a liquor license for the future home of the Brooklyn Nets. As one of seven directors, Jay will attend board meetings and help direct arena senior staff on daily operations.
Jay has already helped the Nets design the team’s Brooklyn logos and its yet-to-be-released jerseys. And he was especially hands-on in designing 11 luxury arena suites called “The Vault.” For the suites, which run at $550,000 each, Jay’s fingerprints are everywhere. He even helped choose the high-end forks, napkins and champagne that will be served.