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January 26, 2007

Nets Ticket Blitz Begins - Nets promise plenty of screecher seats

Courier-Life
Stephen Witt

Brooklyn’s hardworking basketball fans will not be forgotten once the NBA’s Nets land in Brooklyn, according to team spokesperson Barry Baum.

Baum’s comments fly in the face of a recent published report touting that tickets for Nets games, once the team comes to Brooklyn, are estimated to go for between $51 and $970 each.

“We want to make Nets games in Brooklyn as accessible for everyone and so we’re providing 2,000 $15 tickets for all regular season games in the upper bowl seats,” said Baum.

Baum also noted that the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA), signed with eight local community based organizations, calls for the team to designate one luxury suite, four seats in the lower bowl and 50 seats in the upper bowl for community seats.

If only the CBA were legally binding. Sigh.

Jay-Z added his two cents (or $1 million dollars as it were):

"You don’t understand the passion and love that Brooklynites have for each other and something they can claim ownership in."

Ummm...like their own homes and businesses???

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Posted by amy at January 26, 2007 10:21 PM