Atlantic 10 Conference
Basketball Championship Quick Reference Guide
Provided by the Rho Triton Alumni Association of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity
Special thanks to Dan Oshinskie- class of 86' and Bill Schwartz
- class of 86', members of the A-10 Conference Championship Host
Committee for preparing the reference guide.
Traveling to the NYC area
Choices in getting to the NYC area are plentiful, with air, rail, bus and auto transportation all viable options. NYC is served by three airports, LaGuardia in Queens, JFK in Brooklyn, and Newark Intl in Newark, NJ. Amtrak to NY Penn Station is also an option. Driving to the NYC area is doable, though once in the area, public transportation or walking to the Barclays Center is all but mandatory, given limited parking facilities near the arena.
Traveling within NYC area
Once in the NYC area, public transportation is the best option for getting around town. Driving within the NYC metro area is challenging, stressful, and traffic prone, and for most should be avoided. Also, parking is hard to find and/or expensive. Specifically, parking near the Barclays Center is nearly non-existent, so it is strongly recommended that A-10 tourney visitors NOT drive to the games. If the NYC area hotel you choose has economical parking, driving to the hotel will likely be a reasonable choice.
The NYC subway system is the best choice in public transportation given that the system is vast, generally reliable, inexpensive, and safer than many non-NYers likely perceive. The Atlantic Ave subway station is less than the distance of a football field from the front entry of the Barclays Center, making the subway the obvious way to get to the arena for those staying in Manhattan. Atlantic Ave is a stop on the following subway lines: 2 and 3 (Broadway line); 4 and 5 (Lexington Ave line); and the B and D (Sixth Ave line). Those staying in nearby Brooklyn can potentially walk to the arena.
General mass transit web site: CLICK HERE
NYC SUBWAY MAP: CLICK HERE
How To Ride the Subway Guide: CLICK HERE
The following maps below are individual train lines servicing the Barclays Center:
Cabs are another solid, but more expensive choice, for local travel. In NYC, cabs are hailed from the streetside. Be aware that some Manhattan cabbies, though required by law to take passengers to Brooklyn, can refuse to make the trip.
Editor’s Note: Following is a quick reference guide for VCU basketball fans planning the trip to Brooklyn. This is an unofficial guide, created in December 2012, from sources believed to be credible and correct. However, VCU and the author will bear no responsibility for the original, or maintained, accuracy. Opinions stated are those of the author, and may not align with individual readers sensibilities. We strongly encourage readers to make their own decisions after doing their own work, and suggest visiting online travel guides for additional information.