Needless to say, there are seats and then there are seats. One of the fashionable features of the new stadium will be the availability of club seats — more than 9,000 seats, divided into two types in three sections of the stadium, combining the best sightlines in the house with private club lounges unlike anything available in New York area sports venues today.
That's a lot to wrap your helmet around, so let's sit down and sort this out.
Two types of clubs? First we'll stop at the Coaches Club, appropriately named because your vantage point is nearly as good as those of head coach Eric Mangini and his staff as they take their gameday positions to orchestrate a Green & White victory.
The Coaches Club is exclusive — just 2,000 seats located on the east side of the lower bowl between the 30-yard lines. To accommodate those members, the 20,000 square feet of the club include an on-field patio behind the Jets' bench . There's also a glass-enclosed area that will provide a fan's-eye view of players going in and out of the team's spacious locker room and of postgame news conferences. Talk about a whole 'nother level of access.
The East and West Clubs, located on each mezzanine sideline, are equally chic. Each Club has more than 3,500 seats in a 50,000-square-foot space, some of which space has been distributed between each row of mezzanine seats to allow guests to reach their seats more easily and watch the game more comfortably than ever before. In other words, no more feeling like the sardine in the middle seat on a cross-country flight.
Just steps away at the back of the seating area, club patrons can access their own spacious, climate-controlled lounge concourse offering an array of upscale food and specialty beverage bar options. There are glass-enclosed views of the field from the concourse, for those who don't want to miss a minute of on-field action, plus comfy chairs and sofas from which to watch huge flat-panel screens for those who simply want a TV timeout.
Did we mention that all club seats will come with reserved parking and a private club entrance into the stadium? Oh, yeah, we just did. But you'd expect nothing less.