Metro got a peek into the Barclays Center this morning.

 

City officials celebrated the grand opening of the arena today with an official ribbon cutting.

 

The new center's schedule launchesnext Friday with a sold-out concert by Jay-Z, who owns part of the Nets and was a major force in creating the arena.

 

In October, events include the Harlem Globetrotters, a concert by Brooklyn native Barbra Streisand and the Brooklyn Nets facing off against the Washington Wizards in a preseason game.

 

Take a look through the photos to see where the Nets will play and where fans will hang out.