Jay-Z opening night with more than 7,000 tickets for $29

The modestly-priced upper bowl seats will also be available for the rapper’s Sept. 29 and Sept. 30 sets and will go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m. Fans looking for better seats will have to shell out anywhere from $59.50 to $254.50 for the remaining.

By / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Monday, July 9, 2012, 2:12 PM

It’s a Hova bargain.

More than 7,000 tickets for Jay Z‘s opening night concert at the Barclays Center on Sept. 28 will be sold for $29.50 — nearly half the seats for the three-night gig.

The modestly-priced upper bowl seats will also be available for the rapper’s Sept. 29 and Sept. 30 sets and will go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m. Fans looking for better seats will have to shell out anywhere from $59.50 to $254.50 for the remaining.

By contrast, the top ticket for Barbra Streisand’s ballyhooed Oct. 11 and 13th concerts are selling for more than $700 a pop.

Jay-Z fans said the cheaper price shows the rapper has kept in tune with the neighborhood.

“I don’t think I would do the same thing. He has a lot of pride being from Brooklyn so he’s probably trying to give back to the community. I’m definitely going to go,” said Chelien Brown, 21, of Bush.

While the arena has a 18,200 seat capacity, primarily for basketball, 3,614 of those seats are located behind the stage during concerts and will not be sold due to blocked views.

Jay-Z- whose real name is Shawn Carter -is a director of the arena and minority investor in the Brooklyn Nets.

Barclays Center

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Barclays Center SHoP Architects Forest City Ratner Atlantic Yards.

He grew up in the Marcy Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant, where he sold cocaine, almost killed a rival in a knife fight, and once shot his brother in the shoulder, according to biographer Zack O’Malley Greenburg, who wrote “Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went From Street Corner to Corner Office.”

Tickets for the concert can be bought online at http://www.barclayscenter.com or http://www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.

Although there isn’t a limit on the number that can be purchased, Barclay Center officials are working with ticketmaster in an effort to block ticket brokers from scooping up all the lower priced ducats.

“We want anyone with interest to have a chance to attend his shows. It’s Jay-Z’s way of thanking Brooklyn,” said Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark.

rblau@nydailynews.com

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An artist’s rendering of the Barclays Center developed by Bruce Ratner

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