Barclays Center Launches Vaccine Incentive Program With Gov. Kathy Hochul and Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin

Nov 2, 2021

Beginning Nov. 3, individuals who visit arena’s vaccination site and receive first COVID-19 vaccine dose can receive two complimentary Barclays Center event tickets

BROOKLYN – In a continued effort to help the community recover from the impact of COVID-19, BSE Global, parent company of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center, is launching a vaccine incentive program, providing event tickets to those who visit the venue’s vaccination site and receive their first COVID-19 vaccine dose. The announcement was made today in a press conference attended by Gov. Kathy Hochul, Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin, BSE Global CEO John Abbamondi, Nets player Bruce Brown, Liberty players Betnijah Laney and DiDi Richards, and students from Ascend Public Charter Schools.

Beginning TOMORROW, Wednesday, Nov. 3, individuals who get vaccinated at the arena’s vaccination site can receive a voucher redeemable for two (2) complimentary tickets to either select Nets home games or another event at Barclays Center, subject to availability. The vaccination site will be administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and is located at 140 Flatbush Ave. in Brooklyn, directly across the street from Barclays Center. The site will offer the vaccine to children ages 5-11 once it becomes available. Appointments can be booked in advance by going through NYC COVID-19 Vaccine Finder and choosing “Barclays Center: Modell’s” as the vaccination site. Walk-in appointments will also be available on a first come, first served basis. Additional details on the program can be found online at barclayscenter.com/covid19vax.

“The vaccine incentive program we are announcing today is a slam dunk for New Yorkers, and I commend the Brooklyn Nets, the New York Liberty and Barclays Center for stepping up and using their influence and expansive platforms to help get more New Yorkers vaccinated,” Governor Hochul said. “We’re at a critical point in our battle against the pandemic. In addition to vaccinating more kids soon, we must also convince the most reluctant adults that getting vaccinated is best for their own health and the health of their entire community. Working together is the best way to beat back this virus and get back to living our lives.”

“As we head into the Fall season, it is critical that everyone who is eligible be vaccinated to protect ourselves and our community from a dark COVID-19 winter," said Lt. Governor Benjamin. "This new initiative is a game changer that will help us in our efforts to increase vaccination rates among young people and reach hesitant New Yorkers. The Brooklyn Nets and the New York Liberty have been extraordinary partners in the state’s battle against COVID-19, and I want to thank them for once again answering the call to serve our community.”

“Thank you to Governor Hochul and Lt. Governor Benjamin for partnering with us on this important announcement,” said Abbamondi. “The FDA’s approval of the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 is a major step in fighting this virus and creating an even safer environment for our fans. Whether it’s tomorrow’s Brooklyn Nets game or The Strokes on New Year’s Eve, we hope that the opportunity for complimentary tickets inspires more people to get vaccinated.”