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"Why should people get to see plans? This isn't a public project."
Bruce Ratner in Crain's Nov. 8, 2009

Nets Slather on the Reassurances

This has become the week of the Great Reassurance, as Nets spokespeople ramp up a vigorous campaign to convince the world that the Nets are really coming to Brooklyn.  Both No Land Grab and Atlantic Yards Report have excellent rundowns on the action, ranging from wooing 40 fans at the Barclays Center showroom in the The New York Times building, to a press conference in which  Bruce Ratner seemed to slide the actual opening date a bit further out into the next decade. 

One additional note, thanks to the wonders of blog commenting, comes the above-linked NetsDaily blog item, which includes this optimistic public relations statement: The team anticipates that at least 35% of the Nets’ New Jersey season ticket-holders will move with the team and to facilitate that is considering shuttle bus service from New Jersey to Brooklyn once Barclays Center opens

That's of course a crucial bit of the argument for why the Arena will be good for Brooklyn--all that extra money flowing over from New Jersey.  But a reader named Trenton immediately questioned the math:

35%??

Come on.

I’d say if anything, the courtside people and some of the very low lowers would consider that, pending that they can get the same seats at the same rate.

That would represent about 12% of the arena (guessing) and if that is the case I would not broadcast it.

Personally, I would not drive up to the Meadowlands, hop on a bus, then ride to the game, hop on the bus again and drive home.

Trenton, rest assured that many people are working hard to make sure you never have to make that bus ride.




Posted: 7.10.08
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