Originally Posted by Alkrotraz
I dont think you should ever post your annual income or I should ever ask such a question. Since you threw out "rich" people buy PSLs I was curious what your definition of rich was. 100K, 500K, one million etc.
Fact is the Jets are a pretty blue collar bunch. I hear things like he got a good job he is a fireman or a cop. Oh yea he is loaded he is an elevator repairman. Jets average income of fans have risen greatly last few years.
But the population of long term season ticket holders when stadium first offered PSLs which also was in midst of late 2008 and early 2009 the height of the financial crisis is not very much. I sit near a few season ticket holders since Shea, and they are guys in their 50s to 70s who are either blue collar or retired blue collar.
Honestly, the average new fan, white collar between 35-50 a PSL is not that much. We are talking folks who buy new cars, go to broadway plays and vacation in the islands with whole family.
The tradition Irish Cop who lives in a bungalow in Long Beach or Far Rockaway who went to Jets games at Shea and Meadowlands who had a block of seats the PSL prices seemed like a fortune.
In fact my seats are so good as much less Jets season ticket holders originally signed up for seats. Giants have a rich fan base and when long term fans were called the majority of good seats sold asap. Leaving crumbs for others.
The price of the PSL itself is not the most relevant factor here whatsoever.
Even in the financial downturn time of 2008-09, the jets were able to sell almost all of the PSLs (although at reduced prices) because people thought that without a PSL they would get shut out of tickets or be stuck in the UD.
Now, for the exact reason that S
hetoric claims his PSLs are "GOLD" people are seeing that isnt the case at all.
It is far easier to simply buy single game tickets in PSL areas from "fans" dumping them or from the Jets themselves, avoid the preseason sunk costs, and also avoid a full season committment. That is what the problem here is.
This is NY, there is more money here then anywhere in the country, but you see PSLs available here and somehow dont see them available in Pittsburgh, where the income level is lower, because people dont sell the seats, and because the steelers dont have seats to sell on an individual game basis.
This is supply and demand....there is not enough demand here to drive PSLs higher and the supply will continue to move higher and higher, removing any "necessity" to won a PSL in order to see the jets play.