Stubhub has 1,600 seats remaining.
Typical Jets game last 2 years has 500 left by kickoff.
Much ado about nothing.
PSL owners finally got to choose the seats they wanted.
Club Seats are a cheaper alternative for corporations or very wealthy fans.
Upper Deck seats are affordable and no-strings-attached.
StubHub gives flexibility to fans of all financial backgrounds and an easy way for a season ticket holder to recoup some money when he has a conflict.
It's all win-win.
Let's see if buyers in stubhub are influenced to buy club corner seats with a free green parking pass to help me break even for all the games remaining this season.
In a stadium that seats 82,500 fans, that's 12% of the seats unsold.
There are 12,500 Club seats. I think we can agree that approximately 50% of them remain unsold. That is 6,250 seats right there.
There are 27,000 upper deck seats. If we take the remaining 4,750 and put them up there, that's 18% of those seats remaining unsold. If you eyeball the stadium in your head, you'll see that those 4,750 seats are in the end zones or up top by the light-poles, consistent with what we notice on gamedays.
So that's 88% of the stadium sold including Club seats, so on average, the Jets are able to sell 8% of the seats each week and are eating 10% of the remaining seats in the stadium, the majority being the expensive Club seats.
But all that really should matter to a Jets fan is attendance. It's what determines if we are loud enough, it's what shows up on TV as a full stadium, it's what shows the overall support the franchise has. NFL records tell us that attendance fill rates are sitting at 96%, same as the first 2 seasons in MetLife, same as the last season in Giants Stadium.
Importantly, if 10 to 15% of the seats each week are up for sale on third-party websites, the fans are buying them and filling the seats. If PSL owners or the Jets themselves lose a little money on these transactions, that's the way it goes. PSL owners expect that based on our history, and the Jets themselves knew this was a risk when they left the upper deck to go without PSL.
What I don't understand is what people are arguing about exactly.
I was once a season ticket holder. I made the decision that PSLs were not for me. I prefer the freedom to pick and choose and enjoy (or deal with) what the secondary market will bear.
Other people enjoy having the stability of season tickets. They also enjoy attending several games a year and sell a few off to offset costs.
In the words of the late Rodney King, "Can't we all just get along?"