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"Why should people get to see plans? This isn't a public project."
Bruce Ratner in Crain's Nov. 8, 2009


WARNING: All of this talk of exorbitant naming-rights and ticket prices is speculation. We'll keep saying this until it becomes clearly understood. Currently private citizens own and rent some of the land where the arena (and much of the rest of the "Atlantic Yards" project) is proposed. This land amounts to at least 5 acres spread throughout the site. Unless the State of New York and Forest City Ratner can seize title to the properties, all of the hype and hubbub is just that–hype and hubbub. And a Federal court will make this decision.

Rich Calder's story in today's NY Post is a small step forward for the mainstream press in trying to ascertain the profit Ratner intends to make off of the public purse, public land and private abuse of eminent domain. According to the article premium ticket holders would have to pay $4,500 just to get the right to buy tickets. And game tickets will range from $51-$970.

Thats some community facility.

Premium Nets season-ticket holders might have to shell out $4,500 - just for the right to buy tickets to games at the team's planned Brooklyn arena, the Post has learned.

A confidential December audit by KPMG projects the Nets will charge a $4,500 "personal seat license" fee for each of the best 4,500 seats at Barclays Center once the 18,000-seat arena is built and the team starts playing there in 2009-2010.

The one-time fee would raise $20.2 million and is one of many potential gold mines outlined in the audit of Nets owner Bruce Ratner's $4 billion state-approved Atlantic Yards project, which also includes 16 skyscrapers filled with residential and commercial space.

Other potential revenue sources to help offset construction costs of the $637 million arena include 170 luxury suites, several of which could command a record $463,710 each, the report says.

Suite prices at other NBA arenas range from $65,000 to $450,000.

Nets CEO Brett Yormark cautioned the report is "an independent consultant's projection, prepared for the Empire State Development Corp., of how the economics of the arena might work and the actual numbers might vary."

The audit relied on information provided by Ratner's development company and other sources....

Keep reading.
And if Ratner/Barclays/Yormark/Zimbalist are counting on fans coming from New Jersey, they should take a look at the Bergen Record. The Record asked its NJ readers: Would you go to Nets' games in Brooklyn? Commenters commented here (please disregard the sporadic hateful sentiments on the board.)

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Eminent Domain Case
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November 24, 2009
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