FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Jets are not increasing prices for their season ticket holders for the 2015 season.
The team is notifying its season ticket holders via email on Wednesday that the prices will remain the same: $50 at the low end, $162.50 at the high end. That will average about $114 per ticket at MetLife Stadium, and does not include club seats.
Last season, the Jets ranked sixth in the NFL in average ticket price.
“After considering many factors, we determined to keep season ticket prices unchanged for the 2015 season,” Jets President Neil Glat said Tuesday.
The Jets are expanding the use of variable pricing, which assigns a different cost to individual games, but will not affect season ticket prices. There will be three tiers: preseason, marquee and in-between. Which regular-season matches fall into the marquee category will be determined once the NFL schedule is released during the spring.
In 2015, the Jets will host each of the AFC East opponents — Buffalo, New England and Miami — plus Jacksonville, Tennessee, Philadelphia, Washington and Cleveland.
Also expanding will be the team’s rewards program it introduced last season that allowed some fans to perform the J-E-T-S chant on the field, or watch a game in a suite with owner Woody Johnson. Jets fans were able to use digital ticket cards for stadium entry and awards in 2014, something Glat said has drawn interest from other NFL clubs and teams in other sports.
Johnson said in a letter to season ticket holders that the Jets “want MetLife Stadium to be a fearsome place to play.”
The Jets raised their season ticket prices in 2014; over the past four years, the cost has gone up once. Certain sections of MetLife Stadium have had the prices lowered in three of the last four years.
New York went 4-12 last season and missed the playoffs for the fourth consecutive time.
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