Nets Begin Selling "All Access" Season Tickets For Barclays Center
The Nets today started selling tickets for their games in Brooklyn, the "first tangible evidence that the Barclays Center arena is on schedule for its 2012 tipoff,” according to Gary Buiso of the N.Y. POST. The team is “hawking ‘All Access’ season tickets to current season ticket holders -- a first-of-its-kind initiative that offers fans such white-glove perks as concierge service and an undisclosed private entrance, along with the chance to buy tickets to non-Nets events before the general public.” The “All Access” pass includes “all-you-can-eat grub at clubs and concession stands” at Barclays Center. The “ticket push is the first wave of a plan to market the arena’s best 4,400 seats.” The brownstone suites, 16 luxury boxes costing $450,000 each, “have already sold out,” and the Nets have “sold 40 percent of the 100 available suites” in the arena. Nets CEO Brett Yormark said that “non-premium season tickets -- including some low-priced options -- would be introduced in phases throughout the year.” Two thousand tickets “will be priced at $15, and sometimes even less” (N.Y. POST, 4/6). Yormark said that the grand opening of Barclays Center on Sept. 28, 2012, “will launch three weeks of concerts and events.” The grand opening “will be preceded by public events and tours to introduce Brooklyn to the arena before the Nets 2012-13 season begins.” The N.Y. POST’s Buiso notes Yormark yesterday led team execs, the media and Nets F Kris Humphries on a “tour of the work site.” Forest City Ratner Companies Deputy Dir of Construction Linda Chiarelli, whose company is the developer of the Atlantic Yards project, said that the “building’s façade, designed by SHoP Architects, will be put in place beginning in July, and the roof would be set down the end of the year” (N.Y. POST, 4/6).