Jul 28, 2014

Are the $15 Nets Tickets a Myth?

Fans are reporting that the 2,000 tickets that are supposed to be sold for $15 or less before every home Nets game are difficult to obtain.

Are the $15 Nets Tickets a Myth?

Over the summer, it was announced that 2,000 seats for every Nets game at the Barclays Center would be priced at $15 or less, but fans are finding that the cheap seats are almost impossible to snag, according to the Brooklyn Bureau.

"These tickets seem never to be available, even if you pounce on the link immediately,” one fan wrote on the Nets Facebook page, after the $15 tickets were unavailable to purchase mere minutes after their official release.

According to the Brooklyn Bureau, cheap Nets tickets are made available 72 hours before each home game, but in practice, the report found that most sales begin less than 24 or 48 hours before games.

The tickets are also released during the day, via Facebook and Twitter, which makes it even harder for anyone without daytime Internet access.

And some even wonder if there are actually 2,000 seats up for grabs each time. On Nov. 2 – the day of the Nets delayed opening game – a graphic on the team’s Ticketmaster page on showed 301 cheap seats available, says the Brooklyn Bureau.

With so many officials – like developer Bruce Ratner, Nets spokesman Barry Baum and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz  – touting the affordable seats, the Bureau wonders if it was all just a public relations move to gain community support for the arena and team.

Have you snagged $15 seats to a Nets game, or are you finding the tickets tough to purchase? Tell us your story in the comments.

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