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NFL Jets Roll Out New Amenities For '17 Season, Including HOF For Team's Fans

The NFL Jets yesterday laid out their new fan initiatives for the season, from "perks for season-ticket and PSL holders to mobile app upgrades" and even establishing a Jets Fan HOF, according to Brian Heyman of NEWSDAY. Season-ticket and PSL holders are "getting 'Jets Cash' worth $20-$100 per seat." It is "credit at the home games for merchandise, food and drinks." Plus, hot dogs and 12-ounce sodas "will be half-price." There also will be "PSL holder-only events, including a kids combine at the training complex in Florham Park." The team is also "launching 'Jets 360 Productions,' providing more content for its digital and social media outlets." There will be a "new pregame show on SNY and a new Sunday show on Channel 2 after the late news." The Jets' mobile app will now "feature a connection to Uber and Jets Official Answer Network, a chatbot to answer questions" (NEWSDAY, 8/16). In N.Y., Thomas Lipe notes to be inducted into the HOF, fans can "visit the Jets’ website and nominate themselves, or others." From those who are nominated, 10 finalists "will be selected by Jets legends." Of those 10 finalists, three will be "chosen by the fans to become part of the inaugural class." The three fans will be "honored on the field during the final home game of this season" (N.Y. POST, 8/16). 

NOW BOARDING: SPORTING NEWS' Michael McCarthy wrote one idea is "adventurous enough to appeal to millennials: the new Jets Boarding Pass season ticket plan." The Boarding Pass invites fans to attend 10 games (eight regular season; two preseason) in "varying seat locations for the 2017 season." Boarding Pass is a "smart way to appeal to fans who might like the novelty and surprise of sitting in different seats on any given Sunday." Team President Neil Glat "declined to comment on how many fans he expects to purchase the 10-game season pass" (SPORTINGNEWS.com, 8/15).