Is the Nets’ Brooklyn Home Finally Getting Built?

by September 11, 2008
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by Marcel Mutoni

At last, the Nets’ long discussed move to Brooklyn seems to be getting off the ground. In about three months, principal team owner Bruce C. Ratner plans to start on the construction of his massive business complex.

From the NY Times:

The developer Bruce C. Ratner has told state and city officials that he plans to break ground in December on his long-delayed $4 billion Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn, which will feature thousands of apartments and offices in 16 towers built around a glamorous basketball arena for the Nets.

As the linked story points out, however, there are a million and one things to consider – a craptacular economy, the angry citizens of Brooklyn, financing issues, etc. – before a single shovel can be dug into the ground.

The Nets’ new home, should it finally get built, would be the most expensive sports arena on the planet.

Not to worry, Brooklynites, I’m certain that tickets will be reasonably priced.