The New York Jets unveiled their 2016 home game amenities on Wednesday that will be provided for fans at MetLife Stadium with Jets Gameday Upfront. The event showcased a sneak preview of the new, interactive and enhanced elements that will be available during Jets home games, as well as the newest retail items.
"The bar is high across the New York metropolitan area and that comes with high expectations," said Jets President Neil Glat. "Every year we have to keep improving and innovating. We are always pushing and we aren't going to rest on our laurels."
New MenuChef Eric Borgia, Executive Chef of MetLife Stadium, displayed a unique assortment of new stadium menu additions that attendees were able to taste. The newest menu item features "Global Pies," empanadas that are house-rolled pie shells with made from scratch ingredients. Other menu items include:
· Barbecue Shack
· Ester's Seafood Shack
· Topped Dogs: Customized Hot Dogs, 2 to an Order
"We can't fake good food — we have to deliver it. People here are used to an elevated culinary experience," said Chris Pierce, Jets senior director of fan commerce. "They demand a lot and we want to deliver it to them. There's no trickery. We want to provide great and authentic food so they keep coming back."
Innovative TechnologyThe Jets are now programing two of their four videoboards as information delivery services for the fans.
"Fans now have an insatiable appetite for out-of-town scores, fantasy information, stats, social media, etc.… We want to deliver that, so we've continued to innovate," said Seth Rabinowitz, the club's senior vice president of marketing and fan engagement. "We are trying to make it so that you will never be at an information disadvantage."
Fans will also have the opportunity to be interactive with virtual reality technology following the footsteps of head coach Todd Bowles.
"The genesis of us getting involved in virtual reality was actually the football team," said Glat. "They used it as part of a player development tool but we saw a fan application aspect of it. When the fans put on the headset they'll be able to experience things that they wouldn't be able to at home or even at MetLife Stadium."