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Tired of lines at Barclays? The TSA is here to help! No really!

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Tired of the slow lines at Barclays Center, particularly the main entrance, where you have to fight your way through a crowd of Celtics or Knicks or Lakers fans?

Well, TSA is here to help!! Yes, you got that right, the Transportation Safety Administration ... through one of its vendors. According to Sports Techie...

IdentoGO by IDEMIA, the exclusive provider of TSA Pre✓, has announced a new partnership with Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment that will establish “fast pass” entrances at the venue, which houses the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and NHL’s New York Islanders.

IdentoGO will do a security check on you and provide you with credentials to get you into the fast lane at Barclays. And they claim, they will make it easy.

As part of the deal, IdentoGO will offer enrollment into the TSA Pre✓ program from a retail location within Barclays Center that’s accessible from both the street and the arena’s main concourse.

TSA Pre✓ of course is the service that permits you to bypass much of the security at the nation’s airports. Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, Russian oligarch Mikhail Prokhorov’s holding company, and IdentoGo will also work together on developing future security enhancements at the arena, writes Jen Booten of Sports Tech. Security lines at the arena have long been a big fan complaint.

No word on cost or when this will become for those already with TSA Pre✓. Last year, the Jets became the first pro sports team to work with IdentoGo on TSA Pre✓.