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Woody empathizes with PSL-paying fans
Jets fans: Woody Johnson hears you loud and clear.
At least, that’s what he said.
The Jets owner said he’s received messages from unhappy fans who are fed up with high-priced PSLs for little gain.
“Our fans are very passionate and they feel very strongly,” Johnson said. “They’re going to lash out and express their feelings. I don’t blame them. Quite frankly, it would be a lot worse if they were more apathetic and they said, ‘Um, I don’t really care about this.’ But they do care and we want them to care.
“I listen to them. I talk to them. We work for the fans and we want to produce something better. That’s why we’re making these changes. We’re listening to the fans.”
Recently, the New York Post ran a story about a subsection of Jets Nation that is desperately trying to unload their pricey PSLs. Citing Team Marketing Report, the article states the Jets charge an average of $117.94 per ticket for non-premium seats – the most of any NFL team. For premium PSL seats in the lower bowl and mezzanine sections, tickets average $301.36. The league average? $243.70.
Johnson, however, wouldn’t say whether he would – or wouldn’t – sue fans looking to default on their PSL payments.
“I’m not going to comment on legal (issues),” said the Jets owner. “You can talk to the legal department on that. We work for our fans. They’re frustrated and I feel very confident we’re going to change this thing.”