A Sellout in Newark?

The Star-Ledger is reporting a possible sellout for tonight’s Nets-Knicks preseason game at the Prudential Center in Newark. According to the report, attendees are being advised to get there early and fans with a “Mayor’s Pass” voucher, may not get their four tickets honored because of the walk-up ticket demand.

One Prudential Center official said earlier Wednesday that the amount of fans buying walk-up tickets has been “incredible” thus far, according to the report.

A near sellout for any Nets game, no less a preseason one in a building where the team doesn’t even play is an interesting concept. I was impressed when I heard last week that nearly 13,000 people showed up for the first preseason game at the Prudential Center – but I think some of that surprise was tempered when it was revealed that a lot of those tickets were giveaways. So the question remains for tonight: are these tickets freebies? Are these Knicks fans crossing the river for some preseason basketball (though, as Celtic Hub’s Zach Lowe notes today, Knicks fans are necessarily flooding their own home, MSG, right now).  Either way, this is an interesting thing to look for tonight.