UPDATE: Nets, Knicks at Barclays Center Cancelled

The highly anticipated face-off between the Nets and the Knicks has been postponed indefinitely.

Update, 3:19 p.m.: Mayor Michael Bloomberg has just announced that the season opener between the Nets and the Knicks has been cancelled. 

In a press conference delivered Wednesday afternoon, Bloomberg expressed disappointment that the showdown between the Nets and cross-town rivals, the New York Knicks, would have to be put on hold. 

"I'm sorry about the game ... I was personally going to take my daughters," he said. "It's a great stadium and it was going to be a great game." 

Stay with Patch for updates. 


The game must go on—but will anyone see it?

Despite city-wide destruction wrought by Sandy, the first face-off between the newly anointed Brooklyn Nets and their cross-town rivals, the New York Knicks, remains on the schedule at Barclays Center for Thursday night, the NBA confirmed Tuesday.

But with a subway that will only be starting to rumble back to life and parking around the stadium notoriously scarce, many far-flung fans have been left with little choice but to sacrifice their tickets.

According to the website StubHub, tickets are available for as little as $120 each. And the steep discount isn't just for the nosebleed seats—at least one set of second row tickets are available for just $245— a staggering contrast to the whopping $9,997 demanded by scalpers just last week.

Many neighbors of the Barclays Center have generously stepped forth to attend the game for those who can't make it.

"I'm volunteering to take any Brooklyn Nets tickets from anyone not able to make it to the arena by subway! #notinsensitivebutimsaying," tweeted @davebrice

@thejlproject had the same thought.

"Anyone looking to unload Nets/Knicks tickets for tomorrow night? The advantage of living two blocks away, don't need subway," he tweeted Wednesday.

Despite no structural damage sustained to Barclays Center itself, several of the stadium's other planned events have been impacted.

A concert by '90s grunge sensations The Smashing Pumpkins, orginally slated for Wednesday night, has been cancelled.

Stay with Patch for updates.


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