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SBD/Issue 72/Facilities & Venues
Forest City Ratner Officially Closes On Atlantic Yards
Published December 28, 2009
|Nets Owner Bruce Ratner Closes On
Atlantic Yards Development In Brooklyn
NEARING REALITY: In N.Y., Charles Bagli wrote Atlantic Yards is "showing big signs of moving forward." Ratner: "It's incredible. I always told everyone that it was going to get done, but there were moments when I don't think I really believed it myself" (NYTIMES.com, 12/23). The WALL STREET JOURNAL's Matthew Futterman wrote under the header, "Nets' Brooklyn Arena Appears Inevitable With Financing Deal" (WSJ.com, 12/23).
FALLING PRICES: In N.Y., Kate Nocera noted premium tickets to Nets games are "selling for less than the cost of a stadium beer -- as little as $7 -- on sites like eBay and StubHub.com." Three tickets in Section 8 of the Izod Center's lower level, "seats that would normally go for $125 in better times," were bought for $7 for last Wednesday's game against the T'Wolves. Nocera noted Nets tickets are "even less expensive" than tickets for Seton Hall Univ. men's basketball games, as those tickets are "priced at $28 a pop this season" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 12/27).