The New York Jets announced that they will offer guests a wide array of new offerings including new food options and an enhanced mobile app in 2017 as part of the team's efforts to continually improve the fan experience at MetLife Stadium. The team also announced the launch of Jets 360 Productions, introduced a Fan Hall of Fame and outlined new season ticket holder benefits. The initiatives were unveiled at the second annual Jets Upfront event, held Tuesday at MetLife Stadium.
Adding to an already diverse culinary palate, the Jets introduced new, appetizing destinations including "The Fat Rooster," "Barbeque Shack," and "Grater Mac Shop," along with delicious new taco and sushi options and inventive dessert empañadas. The team also announced that the fan-friendly $7 Value Meals will continue as a menu mainstay in addition to numerous other value options. All new offerings and their respective locations are detailed below and premiere during the 2017 home opener between the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins on Sunday, September 24.
Team Showcases New Features and Fan Amenities at MetLife Stadium for 2017
Expanding an already prominent digital platform, the team launched JETS 360 Productions – which was created to give Jets fans an all-access pass to unique, engaging, quality content over a variety of platforms. Its focus will be to create a steady heartbeat around the voice of the team, through digital and social franchises that will feature unprecedented team access and story-telling. This episodic programming, outlined below, will be featured across our social media platforms, as well as our website – newyorkjets.com. Here, fans will get an up-close-and-personal look at the action, real-time news, stylized photos and videos as well as in-depth features.
Additionally, as part of the Jets 360 Productions platform the team is rolling out The Official Jets Podcast Network. Three days-a-week throughout the season the team will produce pods that will cover the previous game, dive into Jets lifestyle topics and preview the upcoming match-up. Lastly, the Jets announced two new television shows debuting this season – Jets Pregame on SNY which will air one hour prior to each game this season; and Jets Late Night airing on CBS2 at 11:35pm each Sunday throughout the season.
Debuting this season is the New York Jets Fan Hall of Fame, designed to celebrate the ultimate Jets fans. This new platform, which opened Tuesday on newyorkjets.com/fanhalloffame, will give dedicated, long-time fans a chance to be inducted through an annual selection process run by Jets personnel, Legends and a fan vote. Ultimate fans can either nominate themselves or be nominated by a third party through submission of a short written statement and an original photograph. This year, three inaugural class inductees will be honored during halftime of the final home game of the season. New York Jets Fan Hall of Famers will be given a commemorative jacket and will be recognized in the Jets Experience at MetLife Stadium during home games beginning in 2018 as well as the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center.
It was also announced that season ticket and PSL Holders will receive a variety of added benefits for the 2017 season. Earlier this year, fans received a $20-$100 per seat credit fund to use to purchase food, beverage and merchandise at home games this season upon renewal. Additionally, half-priced hot dogs and sodas and an extra Jets Rewards points boost to start the season will be some of the other benefits given out this season. Likewise, PSL Holders will have the ability to select from a calendar of exclusive special events. This calendar will include a wide range of opportunities, some of which will take place at MetLife Stadium before Jets home games, others on non-gamedays at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center and a final group at locations in New York City. The full event calendar, and instructions on how PSL Holders can select their preferred event, will be published on September 5, 2017.
Also in early September, the team will relaunch its popular mobile app. The new version will include a suite of features to make gameday more convenient for fans, including enhanced indoor and outdoor maps, an improved mobile ticketing interface and an integration with the Uber ride-sharing platform. The app will also house JOAN, the team's new artificial intelligence chatbot service, which allows fans to ask frequently-asked questions using natural language and receive instant answers. The mobile interface of the Jets Rewards loyalty program has also been upgraded. Fans in the stadium will be able to participate in a new interactive tug-of-war and fans everywhere will be able to play along with the action on the field with I Called It! After being launched in beta at the end of last season, I Called It! version 2.0 is the team's groundbreaking mobile game-within-the-game where fans in stadium and elsewhere compete for special prizes based on their predictive insights. A series of Augmented Reality experiences round out the new app features. The official Jets mobile app is available on the iOS and Android platforms.