Barclays Center Developer, MTA Looking Into Combo MetroCard-Nets Ticket

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Introducing what the New York Post has dubbed: The ‘Net’roCard.

Forest City Ratner, the developer behind Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, and the Nets want to ensure car traffic won’t be an issue when the team makes their first official Prospect Heights tipoff in 2012.

According to the paper, Forest City and the MTA “have begun re-exploring plans” to produce a MetroCard that would double as a Nets game-day ticket.

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However, the plan isn’t without its snags.

“We might be able to put a ticket on a MetroCard,” said Jane Marshall, a senior vice president for Forest City, “but we might not be able to put a MetroCard on a ticket.”

The idea offers “intriguing possibilities,” said MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz. But what if the proposal doesn’t pan out?

Officials said a second option could entail packaging Nets tickets with free or pre-paid MetroCards.

Is the MetroCard-Nets ticket a good plan, or will traffic be a disaster no matter what? Fire away in the comments below…

  • Matt

    Car traffic wont be an issue because no one will be going to the games

    • KPMc

      Doubtful… I think that place will be packed for years to come.

  • Eric Soley

    Who cares?

    • KPMc

      People that will come to the game and want to use mass transit. Not that hard to figure out.

  • Lee

    Why cant they get it done? No Stadium rips tickets anymore they are all scanned. Your telling me they cant put a barcode and seat information on the back of a MetroCard…If they can print a railroad ticket on one…they can do a ballgame

  • Tommy C

    Nother bullsh_t story . They can’t get the metro cards to work . Their going to come up w/another scheme to take money out of our pockets . The NETS SUCK leave em in Jerse

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