Brooklyn Parking Plan Still Uncertain

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: The Barclay Center, a sports arena and future home of the the National Basketball Association's New Jersey Nets, is seen, through a chainlink fence, under construction on March 5, 2012 at the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Atlantic Avenue, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The stadium is scheduled to open September 28, 2012; the New Jersey Nets will be renamed the Brooklyn Nets. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

In talking with MSG's Howie Rose last week, Bruce Ratner said he would prefer fans take mass transit to Barclays Center but advised there will be plenty of space at parking garages nearby. Meanwhile, with a little more than six months to go before opening night, the on-site and remote parking plans remain confused.

The state is requiring Forest City Ratner to provide 1,100 parking spaces on company-owned property near the arena, but it remains uncertain whether they will be surface spaces or in "stackers", which locals find objectionable because it takes so long for cars to be retrieved following a game. At the same time, arena management is trying to find remote sites whether fans with pre-paid plans can park and be bussed to the arena.

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