Located on the southwest corner of 16th and Centre, and dominating all of Bankhurst, is the Berkely Commercial Center and Sports Metroplex (sometimes known simply as “the BCC”). The brainchild of financier and developer Ben Berkely, and the crown jewel of his empire, the Commercial Center has some of the most prestigious (and expensive!) office space in the city.
The Sports Metroplex portion of the complex is a 33,000-seat arena that’s home to the Hudson City Cougars basketball team.
The third part of the Commercial Center is the Berkely Grande Plaza Hotel, a 25-story luxury hotel where visiting basketball teams, well-heeled sports fans, and businessmen come to strike deals with the Center’s residents often stay.