One of the things that everyone has been talking about is the seeming lack of public parking facilities in the nearby vicinity of Barclays Center.
For those that aren't familiar with the area, Atlantic Terminal and most of Flatbush Avenue is very commercial, while the area on Atlantic Avenue closest to Barclays is fairly residential.
Even still, for as long as we can remember, the message has been clear: "Do not drive! Take public transportation!"
Last month, the Metropolitan Transportation Association of New York announced that they would be adding additional trains on game nights, and now, we have a bit more color...
"LIRR will add four extra trains leaving at 10:15 p.m., 10:42 p.m., 10:59 p.m. and 11:35 p.m. on game days Monday through Friday.
Additional trains on weekend game days will depart Atlantic Terminal at 10:24 p.m., 10:52 p.m., 11:31 p.m. and 11:42 p.m.
The extra departures come in addition to LIRR's regular eastbound service from Brooklyn to Jamaica Station in Queens."
I've made it to Barclays twice this offseason, and both times, I drove. Once the season begins, though, I think I'll be utilizing the railroad. I did find one rather large parking lot on Dean Street, just a few blocks away from Barclays, but I think I'll just avoid the traffic nightmare, altogether.
These trains here will be most useful to fans making the trek from points East of Brooklyn... most notably, Long Island and Queens. For those coming from points North (Manhattan, Bronx), or West (New Jersey and Staten Island), the subways and PATH still seem to be the best option.
Maybe someone can convince Prokhorov to provide helicopter shuttles to season ticket holders?
And for any of the readers of this site that spot me on the Long Island Railroad after a game this season, please be sure you say hello.