Get ready Brooklyn, because August is going to be sweet for you.
MTV has announced that they will be holding the 2013 VMAs at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn this year. The big event will take place on Sunday, August 25. This will mark the first major annual awards show to take place in the borough of Brooklyn.
We’ve seen the VMAs broadcast from Los Angeles, California for the past 3 years, with 2009 being the last time the show took place in New York at the Radio City Music Hall.
“From a vibrant musical scene for up and coming artists to epic concerts by today’s biggest stars and the triumphant return of pro sports to the borough after nearly 60 years, Brooklyn has re-emerged as a cultural capitol where music, sports and entertainment history is made every day,” said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV. “We can’t wait to help write the next chapter on August 25th, when one of the biggest nights in music happens in Brooklyn for the very first time.”
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was also happy to see that the VMAs will be taking place in NY, as it will bring many jobs to his city, “Brooklyn is home to icons like the Cyclone in Coney Island and the Brooklyn Bridge, and now it can lay claim to the MTV ‘Video Music Awards,’” he said. “Bringing the VMAs to Brooklyn will mean hundreds of jobs as crews work on the production and provide a boost to our local economy as attendees stay in hotels, visit local eateries and experience all Brooklyn and our City have to offer.”