Jets linebacker Bart Scott thinks the team’s new stadium — and its higher ticket prices — has replaced the team’s loud, blue-collar fans with quiet, white-collar fans. And Scott thinks it’s time to change that.
“I think the last stadium was a lot louder and maybe some of the die-hard fans can’t afford tickets any more,” Scott said. “We have to challenge the people that’s in the stadium now to get off their iPads and tweets and represent the stadium and get loud and make it a home-field advantage for us.”
Scott said that last year he felt like the fans in the new stadium were too quiet, although he also said he thinks the players were at least partially to blame for that.
“I don’t think it was one of the louder stadiums last year,” Scott said. “We have to do a better job of keeping them excited and making sure they are loving what they are seeing on the field.”
And if the players do their part, Scott doesn’t want to look up into the stands and see anyone tweeting about it.