All the anticipation that built up for the first regular season game at the Barclays Center will have to wait. Wednesday, the NBA announced that the game between the Nets and Knicks scheduled to be played Thursday in Brooklyn will be postponed.
With many subway lines down due to Hurricane Sandy, it was in the best interest to postpone the game. The Barclays Center sits right above nine Subway lines and a Long Island Rail Road station. Without mass transit, it would be nearly impossible to get all the fans to the arena. Tickets were going for $200+ online for this historic event.
Now, the first regular season game at the Barclays Center will come Saturday night when the Nets host the Toronto Raptors. Tickets were going on StubHub for $30+ before the announcement. Prices have increased dramatically since the announcement came earlier today. Tickets on StuhHub are now at $90+ to get in to the Brooklyn Nets season opener.