The Brooklyn Nets have realized that fielding a roster of chumps and Brook Lopez doesn’t put butts in seats, so they’re solving half of the problem by making it cheaper to watch their dull team.
According to Bloomberg Business, the Nets will cut ticket prices for the 2016-17 season. Season tickets will be reduced in an attempt to boost the team’s 27th-ranked attendance:
The discounts will apply to season tickets for some but not all of the best locations at Barclays Center. Front-row seats are not going on sale, nor are the $3,500-per-game Hollywood Seats, between the bench and the scorer’s table. Floor seats on the baseline and seats in rows B through D, which cost as much as $1,450 per game this season, will be reduced a blended 11 percent.
The arena’s more affordable seats will get bigger discounts. Customers who already have already made multiyear commitments for tickets will also be given the one-year price reduction, the person said. The reduced pricing is good until July 1, the person said.
It’ll be tough for new general manager Sean Marks to improve the team within one offseason, especially since Brooklyn has just one pick (a second-rounder) in this year’s draft. The only draw of the Nets home games is to watch fun road teams, so if you’d like to watch competent NBA teams pummel a lifeless squad whose most fervent portion of their fanbase likely consists of the players’ parents, now’s your chance.