About Our Program
Brooklyn’s Barclays Center opened on September 28, 2012. And with it, The Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance (DBNA) launched its Community Tickets Program. The goal? To provide access to the community by giving complimentary tickets to Barclays Center games and events in a fair and transparent manner. The Method? Community Sweepstakes Events!
In accordance with the 2005 Atlantic Yards Community Benefits Agreement, one of DBNA’s mandates is to disseminate complimentary tickets for games and events at Barclays Center to Brooklyn’s underserved communities in a fair and transparent manner. DBNA’s agreement with Forest City Ratner Companies allocates 50 upper bowl tickets, 4 lower bowl tickets, and seating in a luxury suite for this purpose.
After many months of research, the following became evident:
***The most effective way to reach our target populations would be through the
organizations that serve them. With that in mind, we began to register Brooklyn based not for profit and community-based organizations in to our program
***The most effective way to disseminate the tickets would be at a monthly Community Event. At this Event, the names of registered organizations would randomly be chosen for Barclays Center games and events. This system not only provides transparency but also ensures that every organization has an equal and fair chance of winning!!!
DBNA’s 1st Community Tickets Sweepstakes Event was held at the historic House of The Lord Church on September 21, 2012. We moved to Ronald Edmonds Learning Center/MS113 due to the rapid growth and interest in our program. We’ve been in existence for five years and have registered over 600 Brooklyn based not for profit and community-based organizations.
We invite you to take a look at our Community Tickets Sweepstakes Experience below. We hope you enjoy browsing as much as we enjoyed experiencing.
View The Community Sweepstakes Experience!!!
Our Community Partners
DBNA is especially proud of, and excited about, the organizations that have registered with our Community Tickets Program. They serve Brooklyn’s grass roots, underserved communities who live daily with serious societal issues including homelessness, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, high infant mortality rates, physical, mental, and intellectual challenges, prison recidivism, juvenile delinquency, education, gang violence, addiction recovery, saving the environment by greening up Brooklyn, health disparities, and health care, just to name a few. The selfless men and women who work at and head these organizations are amongst Brooklyn’s most caring, loving, committed, and dedicated citizens. They inspire and motivate, despite and in spite of their personal pain and turmoil. Their work is their calling and goes way beyond their paychecks,which, in fact, they often use to enhance the lives of their clients. They are Brooklyn’s own wounded healers. Mostly unrecognized and unsung. However, the work they do enhances our communities and gives us hope for the future. Here, we proudly highlight a few. Click on our Newsletter and view pages 5-7 for our highlights.