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Barclays should court these MSG events

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The Barclays Center has already stolen major gigs away from Madison Square Garden, but the Manhattan venue still boasts a number of offerings — from sports to rodeos — that could be ripe for the taking:

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Dog-loving Brownstone Brooklyn could be a great home for the 136-year-old poochfest, especially considering that the Brooklyn Mutt Show is already a big hit.

The Professional Bull Riders Invitational

A bull-riding contest might seem out of place in Brooklyn, but with all its ups and downs it could be a perfect fit for an arena that’s a part of the controversial $5-billion Atlantic Yards project.

The Public School Athletic League basketball championships

Brooklyn-born greats like former Lincoln High School star Stephon Marbury would have home field advantage if city school finals moved to the borough.

American Cup

The world’s best gymnastics tournament doesn’t necessarily need to be held in the world’s most famous arena — and who says Madison Square Garden will keep that title for long, anyway?

Reach reporter Daniel Bush at dbush@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-8310. Follow him at twitter.com/dan_bush.

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alpankin from downtown says:
this is really great...it's a beautiful arena...it would have been more beautiful in the original Frank Gehry design..thanks to"develop, don't destroy" Brooklyn is stuck with a rusted looking building.
people will want to come as long as it's a safe place.
it's fifty years in the making.
May 9, 2012, 8:14 pm

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