In an era when ticket prices seemingly jump up every single year, regardless of whether NFL teams win or lose, the New York Jets are reversing the trend.
Coming off two straight 5-11 seasons, Gang Green’s fans will actually pay a fair amount less for tickets in 2018 than they did in 2017. Per Darryl Slater of NJ.com, ticket prices will be reduced by an average of 11 percent. Per Slater, more than half the seats at MetLife Stadium will be cheaper to land next year, while the other seats in the stadium will be the same as they were in 2016.
“We have had some price decreases in the past, but this will be the largest decrease in average price since the building opened,” team president Neil Glat said in a statement.
Given the fact that MetLife was pathetically empty during some games this year, this makes a ton of sense. It’s a volume game, and if fans aren’t showing up to watch the team play, there’s no money to be made.
As an added incentive, the Jets are going to reward season-ticket holders who renew by March 1 with extra cash to be used at concession stands.