January 25, 2009
Oooh, this should be fun. I just found out that http://www.newjetsstadium.com/stadium.php exists.
From the ease of travel, to the increased legroom of the seats, it was designed from the start with the fan in mind.
Ease of travel, hmmm. I think I will click the transportation tab.
• 40 traffic lanes into and out of the stadium, nearly triple what you have today
• A newly engineered loop road system to streamline your entrance to and exit from the lots
• Dedicated parking lots and access roads for club seat PSL owners
• Reconfigured parking lots with over 28,000 spaces
Well, that sounds nice. Of course, you bozos in the upper deck can sit in traffic while the fat cats use the express lane.
No car? No problem. Hop a train from New York's Penn Station or New Jersey's Hoboken to Secaucus Junction, and in less than 20 minutes, you will arrive right at the Southeast gate—just 100 feet from the new stadium.
You will be in good company: this new 2.5-mile-long train line can accommodate over 7,000 people an hour.
It only took 35 years for someone to think to add a train to the Meadowlands. Well done. Let's see what else we find.
Oh, the PSL payment calculator!
It wants me to pick a section. Let's pick section 337. Cool, no PSL. Oh, but it will cost me $125 a game to sit on the 40-yard line in the uppers. Let's be cheap and sit in the end zone. Ooops, still $90.
These "lower prime" seats look nice. The PSL is "only" $20,000, but the Jets
are nice and will let you pay it off as part of a 15-year payment plan for just $1,869 a year. I'm bad with math, but 15 times $1,869 is $28,035, so I hope you have an extra 20 G's sitting around to save yourself some interest.
Maybe one of you finance guys can tell me if the Jets are providing a good rate (apparently it's 8% for this option).
The waiting list, if you're interested, is free. I seem to recall there once being a $50 charge to be on the list, but there isn't today.
This interests me from the FAQ section:
HOW LONG DOES A PSL LAST?
PSLs are good for as long as the Jets play in the new building, in its current configuration.
So say you had paid for a PSL all those years ago, and it now had one season left on it. Would you have kept the tickets this year or last, or would you have tried to pawn the PSL off on some loony Favre fan?
WHAT IS THE TIMELINE FOR THE SELLING PROCESS?
Seat selection is a rolling process over the next few months. It will happen in two phases, each ordered by seniority. In Phase 1, season ticket holders are being offered the opportunity to purchase PSLs for clubs in order of seniority. If club seats are available after all current season ticket holders have had the chance to purchase them, club seats will be offered to waitlist members in order of when they joined the waitlist. In Phase 2, season ticket holders who did not purchase a club seat PSL will be offered PSL and non-PSL seats in seniority order, followed by waitlist members in order of when they joined the waitlist.
Below is one of the great non-answers of all time. It's so lame, you have to laugh.
WILL TICKET PRICES GO UP IN THE NEW BUILDING?
Ticket prices for the 2010 season can be viewed here
Finally, don't forget, $20,000 will get you "upscale cuisine offerings" mentioned below. No more beer and a dog for you. Enjoy your sushi as you sit out in the cold wondering why the hell the NFL
didn't insist they build a retractable dome.
WHY SHOULD I PURCHASE PSL CLUB SEATING RATHER THAN NON-CLUB SEATING?
All club seats offer:
• The best seats in the house
• Access to VIP parking
• Climate-controlled lounges that let you come in from the elements
• Cushioned, spacious seating
• Upscale cuisine offerings
• The opportunity to purchase tickets to certain concerts and other stadium events (subject to availability)
• The right to transfer or sell your fully-paid club seat PSL after March 1, 2011 (see PSL Agreement for details)
Oh, one more thing:
ARE THE JETS NEW STADIUM POLICIES SUBJECT TO CHANGE?
All policies that relate to the new Jets stadium are subject to change.
The Mets Police at www.metspolice.com