Wed, Oct 31, 2012
Transportation to and from the arena is a major concern. Due to mass transit outages, fans will find it extremely difficult to get to the arena, which sits above Atlantic Station, one of the largest transportation hubs in Brooklyn.
“It’s a great stadium, it would have been a great game but the bottom line is there is not a lot of mass transit,” said Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at a press conference Wednesday afternoon, one day after the N.B.A. said the Knicks-Nets game would
remain on schedule. “Our police have plenty of other things to do,” he added, explaining how it was in New York City’s best interest to postpone the event.
The season opener will instead be Saturday night against the Toronto Raptors.
According to Nets CEO Brett Yormark’s letter to fans, ticketholders will not lose their seats to the anticipated event. Instead, their tickets will be honored at the rescheduled game, whose date has yet to be determined.