The Nets have long promised to deliver 2,000 tickets at $15 each per game, but the Daily News and a long-time critic suggest that the number offered directly to fans is usually much smaller after tickets are offered elsewhere, like to community groups and season ticket holders.
The Nets have reported, "A limited number of individual tickets starting at $15 each will be made available 72 hours prior to each Brooklyn Nets home game." In publicity prior to the arena opening, the Nets put that number at 2,000. Sales are launched through Facebook and Twitter and are on a first-come, first-served basis online which can be "painful," according to some fans.
The actual number of tickets is the bigger question, The number, says Nets and Barclays spokeman Barry Baum, changes game-to-game. The number can be as low as 300 or 400, according to the reports. The Nets and Barclays regularly distribute blocks of upper bowl tickets through Brooklyn community groups prior to putting them on sale to the casual fan.