NFL Jets Cut Prices On 12,000 Upper Tier Seats; Season Tickets Go For As Little As $500
The NFL Jets are "lowering the price of some 12,000 upper tier seats" at MetLife Stadium for the '12 season, according to the AP. The last seven rows in four sections of sideline seats "will fall from $105 per game to either $75 or $50, depending on the row." Corner and end zone seats "will drop from $95 to either $75 in six rows or $50 for the last seven rows." Jets President Neil Glat said, "After taking a hard look and having analyzed the 300 level, we are going to adjust the price. We think we can do better." Fans will be able to purchase a season ticket "for as little as $500, including two preseason games." Glat said, ''This was not an issue about worrying about getting games on TV, but what is the right price for the value for the fans. And there's really an emphasis in the NFL on season ticket holders, the lifeblood of the league'' (AP, 6/21). In N.Y., Ebenezer Samuel writes, "Just in case fans thought the pending Tim Tebow-Mark Sanchez QB controversy wasn’t a good enough value, the Jets have decided to sweeten the deal" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 6/22). In New Jersey, J.P. Pelzman writes the Jets' announcement "certainly was a surprising event given the usual economy of pro sports, and it also is gratifying for the team's fans." A "nice feature of the lowered prices is that they also will apply to tickets that already have been purchased." The Jets are "coming off an 8-8 season in which they stumbled down the stretch, losing their last three games and missing the playoffs for the first time" in coach Rex Ryan's tenure. Pelzman: "It is a good time to give customers a price break, considering those circumstances" (Bergen RECORD, 6/22).