The New York Jets have announced modifications in their season ticket policy that address issues on the changing NFL landscape in the months ahead.
The team has unveiled several payment options for all season ticket holders, and is also announcing ticket price increases averaging 2.3 percent, along with some changes to parking and other areas of improvement for the second year of New Meadowlands Stadium.
"While we fully expect the 2011 season to kick off as planned," said Matt Higgins, the Jets' executive vice president of business operations, "it made sense for our season ticket policies to be adjusted to reflect the uncertainty."
There are three ticket payment options now available for '11 season tickets:
■ Payment due in full by April 1.
■ 50 percent payment by April 1 with the remainder due when the NFL announces the start of training camps.
■ Payment spread out monthly over a six-month payment plan.
The upper bowl season ticket holders will have no ticket increases this year. The tickets for Personal Seat License holders will increase up to $5 per seat per game. The tickets for club seat holders will have a range of increases.
Also, the price for parking in the Orange lots will decrease 40 percent, from $25 to $15, for existing season ticket holders. And fans will be able to purchase parking in the Yellow lots as available.
Iimprovements are being made in several areas. For the upper level, bathroom capacity is being increased and extra protection from the elements will be provided for the end zone concourses. And throughout the stadium, food and beverage enhancements are in the works in terms of increased variety and the additions of more food stations and bars.