New addition to Brooklyn arena
The flagpole that once belonged to Ebbets Field, home to the Brooklyn Dodgers, now stands permanently in front of the newly developed sports and entertainment arena, Barclays Center.
At a ceremony that took place on December 11, the pole was unveiled in presence of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Barclays developer Bruce Ratner, daughter of the legendary Jackie Robinson Sharon Robinson, and Jerry Stackhouse, a player for the Brooklyn Nets.
We are proud that such historic symbol of Ebbets Field will now stand permanently outside of Barclays Center, said Ratner, to connect the boroughs great sports past to its present.
Robinson shared memories of her father saying that this is a proud day for us, adding that the monument will bring the community together. Along with her nieces, Robinson took pictures with the plaque, located at the bottom of the pole, which was also presented during the commemorative ceremony.