The New York Jets hosted 30 season ticket holders for a Fan Advisory Board meeting at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, July 18. The randomly selected group, serving as representatives for all Jets season ticket holders, spoke with more than a dozen Jets business staff members across a range of departments about improving the fan experience on game days and throughout the year.
During the two-hour meeting, the fans broke into two groups, with one focusing on gameday activities and the other on offseason events and communication. Forum topics included renewals, tailgating, game entertainment and many more.
"One of the clear takeaways was the Jets' commitment to the next generation of fans," advisory board member Jason Beckerman said. "The organization has put together numerous kids-only and season-ticket-holder-only events to ensure that the next generation of Jets fans is as passionate as this generation."
The season ticket holders got to dine on some of MetLife Stadium's soon-to-be-added menu options such as authentic street tacos, took in the stadium's Green Room, and received Jets merchandise. In addition, the forum members will be invited onto the field during pregame warmups in the upcoming season.
The Jets hosted their first Fan Advisory Board meeting in December 2012. As a result of the meeting, the team implemented changes to address the areas that fans most commonly suggested needed improvement.
The Fan Advisory Board is one of many methods the Jets provide to constantly engage and receive feedback from fans. The team plans on holding board events several times a year going forward.
"I love the year-round events available to season ticket holders," board member Lindsey Lair said, "which make my Jets football season a year-round experience instead of just a few months long."