How many times have you been gearing up for a Jets game on Sunday afternoon and listening to reports that a few fans around the NFL cannot watch their local teams because the game has been blacked out? Did you laugh? Were you in amazement at the inability of teams to sell out their home games?
Well… get ready Jets fans. With a reported 10-17,000 PSLs still unsold, and we are talking the best seats in the house (of course, the most expensive), the Jets are on the verge of becoming one of those teams.
Find a local bar that will have the game because Jets owner Woody Johnson refuses to accept the reality that these tickets are not selling and will not lower prices. For the first time in over 30 years, the Jets might be blacked out.
The unsold PSLs, which range from $5,000 each to as high as $30,000 each for club seats and from $4,000 each up to $20,000 each for lower-bowl seats not in club sections or suites “[are] fairly priced right now,” Johnson told The Post when asked about dropping the PSL cost. “[They’re] selling, and [they’re] selling right along our trendlines, so we’re good to go.”
The New York Giants, on the other hand, they are just fine and in no danger of being blacked out. It didn’t hurt that the Giants had lower PSL prices.
How embarrassing. The Jets appear to care more about HBO and a Super Bowl than a fan base that is starving for a super bowl themselves. What will happen when the season comes closer?
Will the Jets lower PSLs all around and issue refunds (or credits) to existing PSL owners?
Will Johnson pony up the money to avoid a blackout?
Will the Jets simply sell all remaining tickets to each game and avoid a PSL charge? (that will make existing PSL owners happy, i’m sure); or
Will the Jets ignore the problem and be blacked out, leaving its fans in the dark?