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Jets certain that season opener will be televised locally

The New York Jets had expressed concern regarding their ability to sell out the new stadium in 2010, due to the inability to sell all Personal Seat Licenses.

Recently, the team slashed the prices on the PSLs, which has helped to sell more of them.  Per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the team is confident that all will be sold.

How confident?

“We’re 100 percent certain that we’re going to sell out by opening day,”
Executive Vice President of Business Operations Matt Higgins told Mehta.  “There’s no chance of a blackout. . . .

“Every hour the phone just keeps ringing with fans interested in
purchasing tickets,” Higgins added.  “There will be no need to adjust
those prices any further.  We expect a full sellout.”

The fact that it’s even a question for such a hot team in the nation’s largest market is troubling, not only for the Jets but also for the NFL as a whole.  Though it can be blamed on the economy, it could be that more and more fans prefer to watch football at home.

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30 Responses to “Jets certain that season opener will be televised locally”
  1. fjord000 says: Jul 21, 2010 8:18 AM

    What? You mean it’s an issue in the largest NFL market in the U.S., and not just for Jacksonville??

  2. Ravenmuscle says: Jul 21, 2010 8:20 AM

    I guarantee the NFL is headed for Pay For View.
    This also confirms my contention that all these comments from Rex Ryan, the owner, and the Jet players is all about selling the remaining PSLs.

  3. HOI says: Jul 21, 2010 8:26 AM

    No kidding staying at home is better. I go to at least one Jet game a year…lets see.
    2 tickets – 275.00
    Parking – 25.00
    Gas and tolls to the stadium – 15.00
    Hot dog and a soda – 14.00
    Waiting in long lines to take a leak, drunk morons all over the place, waiting an hour in the parking lot after the game just to get out, after Oct. you’ll be freezing your a$$ off….
    Or I can sit on my couch, watch the HD TV with DVR, crap in my own bathroom, stay warm, and eat like a king without spending a fortune?>….hmm?

  4. HooskerDo says: Jul 21, 2010 8:28 AM

    Hmm I could of sworn you made it seem like only Jacksonville has issues with tickets/blackouts. You’re slipping. Better make a Tebow-Good/Jacksonville-Bad story quick!

  5. Bleeding Green says: Jul 21, 2010 8:36 AM

    The fact that it’s even a question for such a hot team in the nation’s largest market is troubling, not only for the Jets but also for the NFL as a whole. Though it can be blamed on the economy (BINGO!), it could be that more and more fans prefer to watch football at home.

  6. I *heart* Florio says: Jul 21, 2010 8:37 AM

    Jets get ahead of themselves?
    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  7. JoeSixPack says: Jul 21, 2010 9:01 AM

    Let’s face it – fans just don’t want to purchase all the obstructed view seats in the new Meadowlands (it’s impossible to see around Rex Ryan).

  8. The Real Shuxion says: Jul 21, 2010 9:06 AM

    Or that they don’t want to be in the vicinity of a bunch of Italian Stereotypes yelling for the refs to go home to their ‘mutas’.
    As much fun as it is sitting between Big Vito, Fat Tony, and Johnny the Bull.

  9. NYMets says: Jul 21, 2010 9:11 AM

    Obviously I’m a Jets fan but this sport garbage has gotten way out of hand. Seat Licenses and even the costs of the tickets that go with it show just what greedy motherf’ers these organizations are. As an NFL fan you desperately want your team to win but if they don’t they make it very easy for you to say “F them!!! And besides, the fans care a lot more than the players do.

  10. mama tried says: Jul 21, 2010 9:12 AM

    “The fact that it’s even a question for such a hot team in the nation’s largest market is troubling, not only for the Jets but also for the NFL as a whole. Though it can be blamed on the economy, it could be that more and more fans prefer to watch football at home.”
    ————
    BINGO!!!!!!!!
    When will these idiots who run the stadiums get it?!?! I’d rather sit in front of my nice 56″ HD screen at home with a $8 12 pk of beer, then have to deal with a $125 seat, PER SEAT, AND pay $11 for a damn 16 OZ beer!!! Maybe once in a blue moon, but screw that!!!

  11. KoaMisiFan says: Jul 21, 2010 9:14 AM

    Orrrrrrr……maybe even the dumb jests fans realize their team is way overhyped and don’t want to pay to see them crash and burn.

  12. KoaMisiFan says: Jul 21, 2010 9:15 AM

    @The Real Shuxion
    That was funny!!!!!!

  13. slizz says: Jul 21, 2010 9:19 AM

    ummm…we see this all the time, the team purchases the remainder of the tickets so the game isn’t blacked out. nothing new here.

  14. SomeFans says: Jul 21, 2010 9:20 AM

    The only interest in watching the wets will be to see them cry and pout after losses this year. No one like the blowhards they are. And jet lemmings to be clear, NO ONE is scared, NO ONE has envy for a franchise that has sucked for 40+ years.
    1 year is considered a fluke. Use your heads for once. Your little RV team has a Long way to go before anyone will respect it. Truth hurts but deal with it.

  15. CJ SPILLER says: Jul 21, 2010 9:21 AM

    JoeSixPack says:
    July 21, 2010 9:01 AM
    Let’s face it – fans just don’t want to purchase all the obstructed view seats in the new Meadowlands (it’s impossible to see around Rex Ryan).
    ________________________________
    Dude, that was awesome, I am still laughing my $ss off at that one!!

  16. shaunypoo says: Jul 21, 2010 9:28 AM

    “The fact that it’s even a question for such a hot team in the nation’s largest market is troubling, not only for the Jets but also for the NFL as a whole. Though it can be blamed on the economy, it could be that more and more fans prefer to watch football at home.”
    So the Bengals and Jaguars have trouble and they get roasted, but the Jets have trouble and they get a free pass. Why?

  17. jcjets says: Jul 21, 2010 9:29 AM

    Jets made a simple error and priced the PSLs too high in this economy. Once the price was adjusted, like magic, they sold them!
    You were pretty good hosting the dan patrick show, Florio. A little wooden, but not bad for a newb! I’d rather listen to someone who’s stiff on the air and knows his shit, than someone with just a lot of personality..

  18. HooskerDo says: Jul 21, 2010 9:31 AM

    # JoeSixPack says:
    Let’s face it – fans just don’t want to purchase all the obstructed view seats in the new Meadowlands (it’s impossible to see around Rex Ryan).

    Give this guy an award!

  19. CJ SPILLER says: Jul 21, 2010 9:53 AM

    HooskerDo says:
    July 21, 2010 9:31 AM
    # JoeSixPack says:
    Let’s face it – fans just don’t want to purchase all the obstructed view seats in the new Meadowlands (it’s impossible to see around Rex Ryan).

    Give this guy an award!
    _________________________
    Who, JoeSixPack or Rex Ryan for being the fatest man on earth?

  20. HooskerDo says: Jul 21, 2010 10:13 AM

    CJ SPILLER says: July 21, 2010 9:53 AM
    Who, JoeSixPack or Rex Ryan for being the fatest man on earth?

    JoeSixPack. We all know Rex will just eat whatever you put in his hands.

  21. purpleguy says: Jul 21, 2010 10:15 AM

    So what’s the deal with the Giants? Are they having the same trouble? Aren’t their PSLs and tickets prices even higher? If the Giants aren’t having problems, what does that say about the Jets?

  22. KoaMisiFan says: Jul 21, 2010 11:23 AM

    From what I’ve read, the Giants sold their PSLs a good while back at the higher price. Maybe the Giant fans think their team is worth watching in person and know they won’t be disappointed.

  23. GreenAsGrass says: Jul 21, 2010 12:01 PM

    Everyone that is sitting in upper level of new stadium for Jets & Giants will be dissapointed, the stadium was built with no overhangs so the inside is sloped like a steep bowl. Those seats upstairs are downright scary and dangerous and you feel like you are a mile away from the field of play.
    But I am surprised that Jets only have 2300 more PSL’s to sell which they probably will accomplish before opening day = no blackouts.

  24. AllThat says: Jul 21, 2010 12:20 PM

    Shux is on a roll……………with butter…….Watch out Rexy may be coming after that roll Shux….

  25. TOM99999 says: Jul 21, 2010 12:26 PM

    Personal seat licenses are for idiots and retards. Its a complete waste of money to spend $25,000 for a personal seat license and $700 tickets to each game. (8 regular season and 2 pre-season). I would never pay that and I do have the money. Most people don’t have that kind of cash. The old stadium was very functional. There was nothing wrong with it. I am now a former partial season ticket holder. I am so looking forward to the 1st Jet home game TV BLACKOUT. Also by the way Club Seats should be included in the NFL sellout rule. A sellout to me means that there are no tickets avalivable.

  26. NYJALLFINGDAY says: Jul 21, 2010 12:31 PM

    I’d like to go to a single Jets game, just to capture the atmosphere and such. Otherwise, my 60 inch with surround sound, a lot of weed and beers will do me just fine.
    And JoeSixPack, that would have been funny if I hadn’t heard it before, but well done anyway.

  27. funi says: Jul 21, 2010 5:00 PM

    The paper champs can’t sell out new stadium home opener? Move them to L.A.!

  28. promin1 says: Jul 21, 2010 6:31 PM

    The sad part of it is…The Jets didn’t even charge PSLs for the upper part of the stadium. And they still can’t sell them out. Meanwhile the Giants sold out the WHOLE stadium months ago. But the idiot Jet fans would have you believe they are the new team in town that everybody wants to see!! LMFAO. YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAH RIGHT

  29. Jetsman80 says: Jul 21, 2010 8:26 PM

    Sorry bisdquit.
    The G-Men have not sold out.

  30. monropoobah says: Jul 23, 2010 7:46 AM

    ***Some Fans***
    here’s a tip sparky. noone cares what you think
    SomeFans says:
    July 21, 2010 9:20 AM
    The only interest in watching the wets will be to see them cry and pout after losses this year. No one like the blowhards they are. And jet lemmings to be clear, NO ONE is scared, NO ONE has envy for a franchise that has sucked for 40+ years.
    1 year is considered a fluke. Use your heads for once. Your little RV team has a Long way to go before anyone will respect it. Truth hurts but deal with it.
    here’s a hot tip for you sparky. noone cares what you think

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