NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Jets have missed the playoffs two years in a row, and 2012 was an especially difficult season for Gang Green.
Aside from having a lowly 6-10 record, there was controversy, controversy and more controversy. Oh, and a three-quarterback monster that headed one of the worst offenses in recent memory.
Naturally, Jets fans have become tired and frustrated with the mess that the organization has become. Boos echoed throughout MetLife Stadium in the latter part of the season, and plenty of empty seats filled the stadium.
Now, with the franchise in disarray, many furious season-ticket holders are attempting to unload their personal seat licenses (PSLs).
According to an exclusive report in the New York Post, more than 1,000 Jets PSLs were listed for sale last week on SeasonTicketRights.com. The majority of them, the Post reported, were being priced significantly lower than their original value.
One owner, according to the newspaper, is attempting to sell $30,000 “Coaches Club” PSLs for $12,000. Another who paid $60,000 is attempting to rid them for $20,000.
And can you blame them?
“I’ve come to the conclusion it’s just cheaper to go to road games and buy home games through StubHub,” Kenny Scarabaggio, a season-ticket holder since 1983, told the New York Post. “This whole PSL process was a rip-off.”
PSLs — which give consumers the right to purchase season tickets — were sold by both the Giants and Jets in an effort to help pay for the construction of MetLife Stadium. The value of Giants fans’ licenses have unsurprisingly increased, as Big Blue won the Super Bowl last season and is consistently contending.
In the case of the Jets, fans have taken to numerous forums and message boards to express their displeasure about their misguided financial commitment.
“My feeling is there’s going to be a lot of PSL owners who default,” Bill Koy Jr., a 41-year-old lawyer from Morristown, told the New York Post.
Koy’s family has owned season tickets since 1965.
“As a lawyer, I’m really curious to see if the Jets would really take their fans to court because of the public-relations hit they’d receive and the costs of such litigation,” Koy said.
A Jets spokesman told the New York Post that the organization is willing to “work with fans” through various PSL “payment options.”
Jets PSL holders — have you tried to rid yourself of the licenses? How frustrated are you with your investment? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below…