Jets lowering prices of 12,000 upper tier seats

The New York Jets are lowering the price of some 12,000 upper

tier seats at MetLife Stadium for the 2012 season.

Jets President Neil Glat said that seats in the end zone,

corners and some along the sidelines that cut in from the corners

will drop in price for next season.

The last seven rows of four sections of sideline seats will fall

from $105 per game to either $75 or $50, depending on the row.

Those in the corners and in the end zone will drop from $95 to

either $75 in six rows or $50 for the last seven rows.

Sellouts are not a concern for the Jets in the 82,500-seat

stadium they financed along with the co-tenant Giants. Glat says

the dip in prices is being made ”to improve the value for our

fans, especially our season ticket holders.”

”After taking a hard look and having analyzed the 300 level, we

are going to adjust the price,” Glat said. ”We think we can do

better in that area for our fans. The goal is to ensure that we

have a lot of season ticket holders up there.”

Fans who already have purchased 2012 tickets will benefit from

the price adjustment.

The Jets do not require personal seat licenses for the upper

tier. The Giants do, and they have similar prices for the upper

tier tickets.

Jets fans will be able to purchase a season ticket for as little

as $500, including two preseason games.

”This was not an issue about worrying about getting games on

TV,” Glat said, ”but what is the right price for the value for

the fans. And there’s really an emphasis in the NFL on season

ticket holders, the lifeblood of the league.”