Jay-Z Named Director of New Nets Arena
According to the New York Post, Hov is listed as the director of Brooklyn Arena LLC, which is the company that runs Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Evidence of the title was first revealed in some paperwork filed by Forest City Ratner Cos., a company seeking to secure a liquor license at the arena. The Brooklyn native isn’t the only director, though, as there are six others listed as holding the position, as well: listed as an arena director along with Forest City CEO Bruce Ratner, David Berliner, Mary Anne Gilmartin, Christophe Charlier, Irina Pavlova and David Carlock.
Jiggaman was recently in headlines for other business ventures, as well. Earlier this week, it was announced that Jay is an investor and spokesperson for a new initiative called “Wireless Power Nation,” from Duracell and Powermat, which will bring Powermats to various locations throughout New York City, on which people can place their cellphones to get in a quick charge.
“I believe in the future of wireless energy and I believe that Duracell Powermat is the company to bring on the revolution,” he said in statement. “I’m partnering with Duracell Powermat because they’re providing the solutions for the future.”
The Brooklyn Nets are slated to play the first season in their new home in 2012-13.—Adam Fleischer (@AdamXXL)