Sarah Lyall of the Times writes Wednesday about her experience at a Nets game, to precise a Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment Experience, that over-the-top insiders view of the game, one that goes from one exclusive to another.
And it only costs $6,192! Hold on to your Super Platinum Premium Plus Cards.
BS&E, Mikhail Prokhorov’s parent company, is offering the special access for Nets and Islander games as well as concerts. On top of courtside tickets, which themselves go for $3,000+, the Experience offers:
—a chauffeur driven limousine ride to the arena and into the players’ parking area .
—a personal concierge who greets you underneath Barclays, accompanied by TWO Brooklynnettes.
—a personal locker room with the fans’ names on the door and on specialty jerseys neatly folded on counter bedecked with fresh flowers. There’s sofa too;
—seats at Kenny Atkinson’s pre-game news conference attended by an ever dwindling press corps;
—a reserved table at the Calvin Klein Courtside Club topped off by a visit from the arena’s executive sous chef, one on several random Nets types who drop by throughout the evening;
—shooting privileges at the Barclays Center practice court;
—seats inches away from the Nets. So close in fact that Sean Kilpatrick asks for a bit more room to do his stretching exercises;
—free halftime libations drinks at the Billboard Lounge, described as having “a Russian-billionaires-trawling-for-dates vibe” although no Russians show;
—a visit to the Nets radio booth and a quick talk with Chris Carrino plus headphones!
—other “random experiences” within the Experience, including having your face shown on the big screen high above the floor; participation in the t-shirt toss and a chauffeur driven ride home.
Sounds like a bargain if you’re one of New York’s masters of the universe. Or a very nice Christmas present for the fan who has everything.
Lyall concludes her story, done for free, this way...
The evening could not have been more eye-opening, to say the least. But as I showed myself through my front door, I had a sudden flashback to the time when Elizabeth Hurley, the famous-for-being-famous British actress, airily observed that there were two types of people in the world: celebrities and civilians. I know which type I am.
Don’t we all!