Tonight, Jay-Z will perform at the Barclays Center, the new Brooklyn arena he is part owner of, sharing that title with developer Bruce Ratner and Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov. Barclays is part of the Atlantic Yards project, Ratner's baby, which was supposed to revitalize the area surrounding the venue. Nearly a decade in the making, the story of the arena is not a simple one.

Here are the 10 things you need to know about the Barclays Center.