The Jets convened their sixth Fan Advisory Board last week, and the venue for the meeting — the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center — provided a lasting impression for the 35 Season Ticket Holders in attendance.
"After going on a tour of the facility, I could see and feel that THIS is home for the players," Kristyl S. wrote in an email. "This is where they spend their days, this is where they take an athlete with natural talent, drive & passion, and work them, train & educate their minds and bodies into the larger than life NFL football players I see every Sunday."
"We often take for granted what needs to take place behind the scenes to make our visits to MetLife enjoyable," Rich P. replied. "I left the Atlantic Health Training Center confident the Front Office team is working just as hard off the field as Coach Bowles' team is working on the field to make me and my family proud to wear green."
Photos of the 2016 Fan Advisory Board Held at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center
Team President Neil Glat again presided over this event, which was energized by a visit from general manager Mike Maccagnan and head coach Todd Bowles at the meet-and-greet portion of the evening.
"Hosting our Fan Advisory Board at our facility was a great opportunity for our season ticket holders to get an inside look at where and how the players, coaches, and the entire organization prepare for the season," Glat said. "We take every opportunity to listen to our fans, and the Fan Advisory Board is one of the key ways for us to receive feedback and make actionable changes."
The Season Ticket Holders who attended this event were selected at random but are representative of all Season Ticket Holders, and new members are invited for each meeting.
This year's event began with dinner with Jets senior staff. Round-table discussions followed with two 45-minute sessions during which the fans discussed different topics with staff members, such as Jets Rewards and Jets Cash, the Jets mobile app, gameday entertainment, concessions and food offerings, and gameday activities on the plaza and in the clubs.
After the discussions, the attendees took a tour of the training center, including the Jets' locker room.
Feedback from this Fan Advisory Board will now be internally reviewed, discussed, incorporated into plans, and put into action for the Jets' 2016 season.
If you would like to share your feedback with the team, please contact your Jets Representative.