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Jets, Giants still need to sell tickets, PSLs

The Giants secured dibs on the first “real” home game at the new stadium they’ll share with the Jets.  Whether the stadium will be full for either of the two games — or any others — remains to be seen.

Richard Sandomir of the New York Times reports that the Giants are 1,500 Personal Seat Licenses short of selling out.  The Jets won’t say how far they have to go.

The Giants attached a PSL to all 82,500 seats at the new building.  The Jets did not place a PSL (otherwise known as a fee for the right to actually sit in the seat) on 27,000 seats in the upper deck.

The fact that the Jets are still struggling to sell their PSLs — and won’t say how many remain — helps put into perspective the recent decision to choose a big-name tailback over a guy with better ability.  Also, Monday’s coin-flip flap might have been a manifestation of the Jets’ frustration regarding the remaining PSL inventory.

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  1. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 17, 2010 3:14 PM

    New Jersey is “flyover” country!

  2. aec4 says: Mar 17, 2010 3:16 PM

    0 PSLs to sell or 20,000, LT is a better choice than Jones. You’re making stuff up here. LT struggled last year, but LT of 2006 would have struggled behind that OL (it was good pass blocking, bad run blocking). Jones also, behind arguably the best OL in the NFL, ran for 2.7 yds a carry in his last 4 games.

  3. mrzazz41387 says: Mar 17, 2010 3:16 PM

    It seems like you really have nothing better to do with your life other than complain about the Jets. You just sound like another Pats fan in denial that New England’s reign is over.

  4. CT Pats Fan says: Mar 17, 2010 3:20 PM

    I guess what I don’t understand about PSL’s is this: Can you (not me, just to make that clear!) still buy individual tickets to games without buying a PSL?
    If 20k PSL’s don’t sell, will there be reduced attendance on game day?
    If there are a large number of PSL’s available, and if you can still buy tickets, then what’s the incentive to buy a PSL?
    Just curious

  5. Contra says: Mar 17, 2010 3:26 PM

    Im not shocked that they arent sold out. Who wants to pay a cover charge before you actually get to buy the seat?

  6. robi_boy says: Mar 17, 2010 3:28 PM

    The L.A. Jets

  7. AirlineGuy says: Mar 17, 2010 3:40 PM

    The stadium is $1.6billion? And you haven’t made a big deal about this even though we are in a worse economy now than when Jerry opened his stadium. How odd! Florio hammering Dallas for something and then letting NY get away with something even worse! Last year we heard all you idiots talking about Jerry’s excess and all that BS, spending like that in a down economy. Now even more people are out of work and the economy is worse, yet NY opening an even MORE expensive stadium doesn’t even get a tiny blurb.
    Say it ain’t so, Florio showing his true Cowboy hating colors again.

  8. Tony in Jax says: Mar 17, 2010 3:40 PM

    @ CT Pats Fan:
    I may live in Jax, where you can get gameday tickets, but I’ve traveled to other cities and the only gameday ticket that you’re going to get will be 3 -4 times face value.
    You pay the have to pay the PSL to be able to pay for season tickets, but that will allow you to get into the game at face value.
    If you only plan on seeing one maybe two games a year, you’ll probably be able to find a ticket or two through stub-hub or a scalper, so it’s not worth the money, but if you’re a fan and go to all the home games then the cost savings is there. Plus you don’t have to deal with the garbage dealers selling gameday tickets.

  9. gmensection124 says: Mar 17, 2010 3:46 PM

    i heard it will be just like yankee stadium if they dont sell the PSL the seats will be empty

  10. cantgetenough says: Mar 17, 2010 3:51 PM

    I’d rather watch the game at home anyway. And I don’t even have HDTV.

  11. ozu says: Mar 17, 2010 3:52 PM

    If the PSLs are sold out, you will only be able to but tickets from StubHub or the Ticketmaster Ticket Exchange from STHs.
    On the off-chance all non-club PSL aren’t sold by opening day, the cteams would just sell the remaining seats in half season ticket packages or something and then sell the PSL for that seat in the offseason.
    I would think only the club seats with ridiculous $300-$700 per ticket prices wouldn’t sell in the next 6 months, for both teams.

  12. 123456 says: Mar 17, 2010 3:54 PM

    I thought Giants fans were all rich and successful? The talk of the town, the team that put the NFL on the map?
    We need some Giant homers in here to blame Jets fans for the inability to sell PSL’s or people might actually believe that Giants fans are loud mouth losers.

  13. Kevin from Philly says: Mar 17, 2010 3:54 PM

    “New Jersey is “flyover” country!”
    As opposed to where Vox lives, which is just fly country.

  14. seatofmypants says: Mar 17, 2010 3:58 PM

    If PSL’s do not sell out for all seats, those seats would be available to the general public.
    However, the ones that remain for the Giants are club level, and cost $700 per game

  15. CT Pats Fan says: Mar 17, 2010 4:01 PM

    Thanks Tony in Jax – that makes sense.

  16. ampats says: Mar 17, 2010 4:06 PM

    Marzazz,
    Lets not attack Pats fans. It is not our fault that the Giants are 1500 short of selling out and the Jests are embarassed on how many seats they have left to sell??
    Looks like that settles on which team matters/rules in NY.
    It is and always has been the Giants. Just proves once again the Jests are the red headed step child in NY.

  17. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 17, 2010 4:12 PM

    “As opposed to where Vox lives, which is just fly country.”
    Better than super bowl trophy wasteland country, 0-3gle fan.

  18. Pier588 says: Mar 17, 2010 4:20 PM

    Why couldn’t the Jets and Giants have played each other in the first real game at the new stadium? Or was that too logical to be considered? They could have even changed colors at half time. What the…??
    PSL’s = holding the fan’s $ hostage for the right to buy a seat. Like one of those wonderful time share deals; not one of the best investments around. Especially when the game view from my air conditioned living room is better than the broiling hot, rainy or freezing cold view at the stadium (any stadium). Kick in the 20 yard commute, no cooler packing, a 12 pack of beer for the price of 1 at the stadium and the grill and additional TV right outside… Direct TV is a more sound (and cheaper) investment than a PSL plus you get to see way more football.

  19. samh says: Mar 17, 2010 4:23 PM

    maybe they’ll have to move to LA!

  20. Jungle Juice says: Mar 17, 2010 4:25 PM

    @ CT Pats Fan
    The PSLs give you permanent rights to those seats to purchase season tix. You get better seat selection and the value of the seats, in a normal economy, rises significantly each year so you can sell at some point.
    A few years ago, Cincy PSLs were selling at 10x face value and the season tix could resell at 2 to 3x face value.
    Plus, you get first crack at playoff and Superbowl tix.

  21. Matt Walsh says: Mar 17, 2010 4:34 PM

    Thank Obama and his communist cronies for tanking the countries economy.

  22. jasonadel says: Mar 17, 2010 4:36 PM

    I get calls from the Jets all the time. It is such a joke to me that 2 teams built this stadium and they ask for PSLs.

  23. Whiterhinocerous says: Mar 17, 2010 4:39 PM

    # .VoxVeritas says: March 17, 2010 4:12 PM
    “As opposed to where Vox lives, which is just fly country.”
    Better than super bowl trophy wasteland country, 0-3gle fan.
    —————
    Wow. All you needed to make this “joke” a bigger failure would be a “Boom Roasted!” at the end of it.

  24. Efus says: Mar 17, 2010 4:40 PM

    I dunno, even in a market like NY/NJ, I think its pretty impressive to sell close to 100,000 psl’s and in this economy.
    Don’t worry Wall Street will come back, the corporations will soak up the seats and tickets, and everthing will be alright.
    As for the football Jets, they have a workhorse back, they’re paying him 3rd round money.
    Jones wanted a 3 mil roster bonus, and was due 2.8 mil next year, plus wanted an additional year on the contract.
    The Jets are obligated to their new 3rd down/red zone back for 2.5 million this year, and most likely have an out for next year.
    Lets see what kind of assault Jones makes on the rushing title this year out in Kansas City…..

  25. mikeoxlong says: Mar 17, 2010 4:44 PM

    “I thought Giants fans were all rich and successful? The talk of the town, the team that put the NFL on the map?
    We need some Giant homers in here to blame Jets fans for the inability to sell PSL’s or people might actually believe that Giants fans are loud mouth losers.”
    This guy is major stupid, so i’ll break it down for him…..
    The giants have sold 81,000 out of 82,500 psl’s, the one’s that haven’t sold, carry a 25,000 dollar a piece price tag + tickets and other mandatory expendatures required to sit in the “coaches club”
    So I ask you, (and I realize your not very brite) what does that have to do with the jets inability to sell psl’s even though they aren’t even attaching them to roughly 1/3 of THEIR games seats ??

  26. gmensection124 says: Mar 17, 2010 4:46 PM

    @airline guy,
    you have no idea what you are talking about! jerry spent 1.2 billion the giants spent 800 million and the jets spent 800 million equals
    plus the cost of land and labor in NJ is probably triple what it is down there.

  27. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 17, 2010 4:47 PM

    Maybe the tax and spend liberals that infest the area have run all of the rich people out of NY.

  28. ozu says: Mar 17, 2010 4:57 PM

    mikeoxlong,
    Not true. You can call up the Giants today and you’ll be offered 5k endzone PSLs or 4k Mezz B PSLs within a week. There are constant fluctuations in availability, especially with payments coming due. That 1500 number is strictly PR.

  29. bleekercreature says: Mar 17, 2010 4:58 PM

    Look, fine we all get it that the Giants are NY’s team and who really cares. Jet fans could care less right now because we closed the stadium in the right way with a playoff berth while the giants choked on a fat one. The so called Red headed step child is poised for a much brighter future over big blew. Once the economy really gets going again corporations wont be facing the public wrath they face now, and will purchase some seats.

  30. Pier588 says: Mar 17, 2010 5:06 PM

    Matt Walsh – the economy was tanked on the Republican watch of George “W” (worst ever) Bush and his rich cronies. Some experts predict it could take at least 30 years to recover from the 8 years of “W” (worst ever).
    Regardless of which party that is sitting in the Oval office for the next 30 years – like Obama – they will all be dealing with the same stinking bag of dog shitzu left behind by W (worst ever) and his cronies.

  31. mrzazz41387 says: Mar 17, 2010 5:25 PM

    @ ampats
    The Jets still have more to sell because their PSLs are worth more. The Giants put PSLs on all their seats, so the price is lower. The Jets didn’t put any PSLs on seats in the upper-deck, so all the seats that are left, are – the good lower-deck seats worth anywhere from 50K to 100k. The Jets should have done the same thing the Giants did, and put PSLs on all the seats, so the price of all the lower level seats comes down.
    The Jets will be playing 2nd fiddle no NY team for as long as Rex and this D play the kind of football they played last year.

  32. east96street says: Mar 17, 2010 5:43 PM

    .VoxVeritas says: “Maybe the tax and spend liberals that infest the area have run all of the rich people out of NY.”
    Vox – you couldn’t afford to live in the Tri-State area if you saved every paycheck for twenty years. Well, you could live in Newark, but you’d be dead in a day. We all understand you’re a sad little computer troll living with mommy. It’s ok. You have a Texas education. You’re not qualified to do any work besides clean toilets, listen to talk radio, attend Klan meetings, and shoot road signs. We can’t expect you to live in any part part of the country where a GED doesn’t make you the most educated person in a hundred mile radius. Always glad when you can take time off from your “Magic” tournaments to showcase your ignorance and lack of breeding. Your MySpace page still listing your mood as “lonely” or did mommy buy you a horned lizard for Christmas? BTW – Glad to see your Christian Taliban, white, conservative fanatic leaders have gotten Texas $11 billion in the hole. I thought you boys knew how to control spending. Must be the illegal immigrants fault, right?

  33. mikeoxlong says: Mar 17, 2010 6:06 PM

    Pier588 says:
    March 17, 2010 5:06 PM
    Matt Walsh – the economy was tanked on the Republican watch of George “W” (worst ever) Bush and his rich cronies. Some experts predict it could take at least 30 years to recover from the 8 years of “W” (worst ever).
    LOL! Yeah ,and the affirmative action lending law instituted by bildo clinton (“Worst ever” next to jimmy carter) had nothing to do with the mortgage crisis. You know the law that FORCED banks to lend money to people on welfare!
    And Nafta that clinton signed off on had nothing to do with Americans losing thier jobs to mexicans and the Dow wasn’t the highest it ever was under bush, and obama hasn’t tripled the trade deficit in 1 year and and allowed unemployment to increase by 50% since he took office, even after spending “one trillion dollars” that dissapeared in a puff of smoke.
    Something tells me your “experts” might just be self serving zionists affiliated with msnbc or communist news network and that you were probably not even alive when the worst ever was in office because his name was jimmy carter.
    You can be darn sure that NOTHING obama does in his 4 years will be “his” fault on the channels you watch, after all, he is almost half black.

  34. promin1 says: Mar 17, 2010 6:30 PM

    # bleekercreature says: March 17, 2010 4:58 PM
    Look, fine we all get it that the Giants are NY’s team and who really cares. Jet fans could care less right now because we closed the stadium in the right way with a playoff berth while the giants choked on a fat one. The so called Red headed step child is poised for a much brighter future over big blew. Once the economy really gets going again corporations wont be facing the public wrath they face now, and will purchase some seats.
    I love how Jets fans think they are in for some “bright” future because they had a couple wins in the playoffs. Lets get something straight. The Colts let the Jets in the playoffs by pulling their starters. They would have lost that game and probably have beaten Cincy ending 8-8. (Same record as the Giants moron). Then played one of the worst playoff team I have ever seen in Cincy, played a Chargers team that forever chokes and then got hammered by the Colts. Lets face facts. They were lucky to get in and lucky they played who they played. The Jets are not a good team and I highly doubt they make the playoffs this year. So just knock off the “bright” future BS. They were a 9-7 team that by all rights should have been 8-8. Just relax.

  35. kev86 says: Mar 17, 2010 6:35 PM

    Giants would be sold out if they werent sharing with the Jets. Jets bad karma carries and lingers.
    Jints had to go to Glendale to beat the Pats.

  36. Bob S. says: Mar 17, 2010 6:37 PM

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/regional/item_IXJkuLKwcZ6WFGuZEqVhkO;jsessionid=B4B4899454CF8D552FC8BB0073C53535

  37. 123456 says: Mar 17, 2010 7:13 PM

    mikeoxlong says:
    “So I ask you, (and I realize your not very brite)”
    Yea…I’m the dim one.
    Me fails inglish, thats unpossible

  38. 123456 says: Mar 17, 2010 7:18 PM

    armpits, how does making stuff up to make yourself feel better working out?
    Just keep telling yourself that Bellicheats got everything under control and perhaps your day laborer job won’t seem so bad.

  39. Bob S. says: Mar 17, 2010 7:35 PM

    east96street says:
    Vox – you couldn’t afford to live in the Tri-State area if you saved every paycheck for twenty years. Well, you could live in Newark, but you’d be dead in a day. We all understand you’re a sad little computer troll living with mommy.

    there it goes again. your little stupido school made the nit for losers.
    hope you lose tonight to illinois!

  40. romanchris says: Mar 17, 2010 8:25 PM

    @Pier588 – the Jets and Giants playing the first game of the season would only be logical from the standpoint of a complete moron… which clearly you are if you’re unaware of the NFL’s rotating schedules based on W-L and division the entire division will play (for ex. the Jets will be playing the AFC North), if you think the NFL is going to change this policy just to open one stadium you’re just proving my point…

  41. Pier588 says: Mar 18, 2010 2:12 AM

    ChrisyRoman – what’s moronic is the league NOT seriously considering have them play each other. I understand the scheduling rotation just fine and why the hell not make and exception to NFL policy “just to open one stadium”? A game like that could set the tone for the future of both teams, it could go a long way in helping the Jets owner and Jet fans get over their “teeny weenie” syndrome from living in the shadow of the Giants since they started playing in NYC.
    Mike’sOxLog – Jimmy Carter has done nothing but smile since “W” (worst ever) took office because he knows young Bushy way out DUMBA$$ed him while he sat in the Oval Office.
    I can’t wait to see who the Repubs run in 2012 – Sarah “I can see Russia from my house” Palin or Rush “I’m moving to Costa Rica because only rich Americans deserve health care” Limpblog.
    Where DID all those decent Repubs like Romney, Paul, Guilianni or even old Fred Thompson suddenly disappear to? Why do we only see Sarah Palin or Rush Limpblog fighting over who is now the face of the Repubs? Where DID all the Repub politicians go when the Bush debacle of a presidency finally ended?

  42. AirlineGuy says: Mar 18, 2010 8:26 AM

    gmensection124 says: March 17, 2010 4:46 PM
    @airline guy,
    you have no idea what you are talking about! jerry spent 1.2 billion the giants spent 800 million and the jets spent 800 million equals
    plus the cost of land and labor in NJ is probably triple what it is down there.
    ———————————–
    So what you are saying is that since TWO parties put up the cash it somehow cost less? In WHAT IDIOT CARPETBAGGER WORLD DO YOU LIVE IN THAT 1.2>1.6?

  43. overkil2 says: Mar 18, 2010 9:16 AM

    Ok, so let’s say the Jets play the Giants. I know the home team will get dibs, but if you had PSL for the “visiting team”, wouldn’t you be pissed that you couldn’t go?
    Yes, I know it is your “away” game, but it is still in your stadium. 2 football teams sharing a stadium is just wrong.
    You don’t see the Cubs and Whitesox sharing a baseball stadium, or the Yankees/Mets for that matter.

  44. edgy1957 says: Mar 18, 2010 1:02 PM

    # AirlineGuy says:
    So what you are saying is that since TWO parties put up the cash it somehow cost less? In WHAT IDIOT CARPETBAGGER WORLD DO YOU LIVE IN THAT 1.2>1.6?
    ****************************
    What he’s saying and you’re ignoring is that both teams are paying less than Jones and it’s $1.2 bil > $800 mil. Jones got $150 mil from the NFL to help and because there are TWO teams financing the stadium, they got $300 mil from the NFL (this is paid back by the teams with the portion that would normally go to the road team).
    If these teams went alone, it would have cost a lot more to build both stadiums and neither would have the amenities that they have now, unless they were willing to pay $1.6 bil solo. They decreased their overall costs by splitting the costs and getting double the NFL money. Without that, you’re looking at a PSL for both that would come very close to what the Cowboys paid.

  45. mrzazz41387 says: Mar 20, 2010 12:16 AM

    I think next year when the Jets play the Giants, the team that is visitor will be better off. There is no way that a home game in that stadium would feel like it. The number of fans for the visiting team would nullify any advantage. It would be like a jets game in Miami. New Yorkers everywhere.

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