How I got to my first Brooklyn Nets game

This past week I went to my first Brooklyn Nets game! I’m definitely not the biggest sports fan out there (you probably won’t catch me getting in a fist fight with a rival over my favorite team), but I love going to games – especially in NYC! I’ve been to a dozen Yankee games over the years but I really wanted to get to experience some other teams in this City I love so much! The other day I went on StubHub (a website where fans can sell tickets to other fans) to see if I could find tickets to a Brooklyn Nets game. Depending what event and what date you are looking to go, you might be able to find a really good deal! I ended up finding some really cheap tickets. Yes we were definitely in the nose bleed section, in fact we were second to the last row! But I didn’t care I just wanted to be there and experience it! We had a lot of fun! The game we went to was on a Monday night against the Boston Celtics. The Barclays Center is beautiful, everything is new and the whole night was great.

Since I’m a frugal gal, let me lay out my bargain details for you incase you are curious about going to a game the next time you are here!

-Tickets: The tickets I got from StubHub were only $6.50 a person! That’s right, and they were instant download tickets, meaning I didn’t have to wait for them to come in the mail. Once my payment was confirmed I hit download and printed them right from my printer at home. (Super easy!) StubHub is a largely known and trusted site. I have never had any issues with them over the years. This is right from their website:

At StubHub, our mission is simple: provide fans a safe, convenient place to get tickets to the games, concerts, and theater shows they want to see, and an easy way to sell their tickets when they can’t go.

-Parking: we drove into Brooklyn from New Jersey and used a parking app on our phone called Park Whiz. We paid for the parking ahead of time right on the app, it was $9 from 5pm-11pm. This was really easy, we didn’t have to drive around for hours looking for parking or pay they dreaded “event parking” prices. The garage was a half mile from the arena, so it was close and a really easy option! A lot of times we take the train into NYC rather than drive, but if we get a good deal on parking its much easier and many times cheaper to just drive into the City and park.

There’s lots to do around the Barclays Center. We got there a couple hours before the game to walk around and eat dinner. If you’ve never been to Brooklyn, there’s lots to do, shopping, restaurants, not to mention you can really just walk around and enjoy the beauty and character of Brooklyn!

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Outside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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We saw them filming the pre-game show. Anytime anyone’s on TV it’s incredibly exciting to me!

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This is where they practice. You can see this through glass when you first walk in the arena.

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We got there really early so we could look around (as you can see the timer shows 49 min till game time)

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Even though we are all the way at the top you still feel the energy of the game!

We had a lot of fun at the game and I would definitely go again!  Do you like going to sports games? Let me know in the comments below. Also let me know if you have any questions about this post!

Thanks 🙂

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