Thursday, September 6, 2012
Sunday tix still available, but no blackout
By Rich Cimini
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The Jets haven't sold out MetLife Stadium for Sunday's opener, at least not in the traditional sense, but you will still see the game on local TV.
"We won't be blacked out," owner Woody Johnson said Thursday. "Whether we've sold every seat, I don't know."
The Jets will satisfy the sellout rule for this game because they've sold the required number of tickets -- an amount predetermined by the team, per league rules. They expect that to be the case for every home game and, therefore, they don't anticipate having to purchase tickets on their own to satisfy the requirement.
The team won't reveal that magic number, but it has remained virtually the same since the stadium opened in 2010. The Jets aren't among the handful of teams utilizing the league's new blackout rule, which relaxes the ticket-selling requirement in an effort to reduce the number of blackouts.
Interesting timing here: A report was released Thursday afternoon saying the Jets have the highest average, non-premium ticket price in the league at $117.94, according to Team Marketing Report's Fan Cost Index.