NAVY YARD — Getting tickets to the Brooklyn debate between Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might be harder than you think.
Sanders and Clinton have agreed to a debate at the Brooklyn Navy Yard's Duggal Greenhouse on April 14, but the event will not be open to the public, Navy Yard spokeswoman Michelle Friedman said.
"Tickets to the debate are not available to the general public," Richard Hudock, a spokesman for CNN, told DNAinfo New York in an email.
Sources said each candidate will receive a private allocation of tickets to Thursday night's showdown that will be televised live on CNN and NY1.
A spokesman for Clinton told DNAinfo on Monday that the campaign has handed out tickets to supporters, volunteers and some people who contacted them.
A spokeswoman for Sanders said ticket requests would be handled through CNN and the Democratic National Committee.
The Brooklyn debate, which comes five days ahead of the April 19 New York primary, will be moderated by CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer with questions coming from CNN chief political correspondent Dana Bash and NY1 political anchor Errol Louis, according to CNN. The New York Daily News will also participate, according to NY1.
Since the debate was announced, dozens of New Yorkers have taken to Twitter to ask how they can get tickets to the 9-11 p.m. event.
Everyone's asking: how do I get tickets to the Brooklyn debate?@AndreaWNYC: I'm still trying to figure out how to get press credentials!— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) April 6, 2016
How does one get tickets to the Hillary/Bernie Brooklyn debate??? Hint, @nydems, I'm an undecided voter 😜😜😜— Mike Harlow (@MikeyTheHarlow) April 5, 2016
This Brooklyn debate is so exclusive even the guy moderating it doesn't know how to get tickets 😂 https://t.co/FeXYIyiZ7G— James Crugnale (@jamescrugnale) April 5, 2016
This story is developing. We will update as more information becomes available.