As for your buddy, I have no doubt that some people did things like that, but that is a vast minority. Most people didn't sit in those sections. Your friend was the exception, not the rule. This free ride assertion is a complete fabrication. Back then, Jets fans had season tickets because they wanted to go to all the games, not sell half of them. PSL owners sell so many tickets for 2 basic reasons. 1. They are encouraged by the Jets and technology makes it simple and 2. The cost for the seats are so expensive that selling a portion off helps justify the "investment".
That is not a criticism of today's STH. If I were a PSL owner I would do the same thing. The dynamic has completely flipped.[/QUOTE]
I originally got seats at face off someone at begining of year who rarely went as he wanted to maintain senority and play off rights. I dont think he went to more than one game a year for like ten years.
When I got my first seats I had two pair, one in an ok location one in a great location. I took four even though I needed two and I ended up selling the extra at a loss and said never again will I buy so so seats.
Technology is great. If I had opportunity to buy my whole row I would have. The ten seats to left of me are owned by scalpers and I see what they sell for on stubhub game after game. Some psls were bought for investment. However, not many of the "investable" psls made it into the hands of actual season ticket holders. Scalpers controled huge blocks of Jets seats in old stadium and unlike us loyal jet fans they only bought the investable seats.
If this was an IPO the SEC would have investigated the allocation process.