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POLL: Should Area Residents Get First Shot at Barclays Tickets?

Would such a perk be a well-deserved reward for dealing with the arena’s inconveniences or an unfair insider benefit?

 

When the went on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, the were sold out nearly instantly.

An area resident said she and two family members all tried for the coveted seats at exactly 10 a.m. but were told the tickets had already sold out.

She wanted to know exactly how many tickets to Barclays events to were reserved for area residents. The answer? None.

A spokesman for the 18,000-seat Barclays Center said management has never discussed the possibility of reserving seats at big-ticket events for people living near the arena, though he noted that Brooklynites were given the chance to buy general admission Nets tickets on April 30, a day before the general public.  

What do you think? Should people living in the 11238 or 11217 zip codes, which covers Prospect Heights, and parts of Crown Heights, Fort Greene, Boerum Hill and Park Slope have the chance to buy tickets to high-demand events before the general public? 

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