Jets sell out opener, say no blackouts this season
The New York Jets avoided a television blackout by selling out their season opener against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night.
Matt Higgins, the team's executive vice president of business operations, added Thursday night that the Jets are ''essentially sold out'' - including personal seat licenses - for the rest of their home games at the New Meadowlands Stadium.
''Let's put it this way: We can say with certainty that there will be no blackouts for the entire season,'' Higgins said. ''So, we are sold out for the entire season.''
The team has no non-premium seats available, although 1,500 club seats remain - but those do not factor into possible blackout situations. Higgins said some individual tickets, which the team made available online on Aug. 31, can still be bought as fans continue to upgrade from upper-bowl seats.
''Those seats go up on an individual basis, but they get snatched up really quick,'' Higgins said. ''From our standpoint, we're essentially sold out for the entire season. We're sold out completely, with the caveat that some individual tickets still go up. They'll be gone, though.''
After putting the roughly 16,000 upper-bowl tickets on Ticketmaster less than two weeks ago, the non-PSL seats for the first two home games sold out later that night. At that time, Higgins said 96 percent of the stadium's overall seats were sold.
''It's a fluid process,'' Higgins said. ''But from our experience, once we sold out the non-premium PSL seats on a season-ticket basis, there really is such a small number of individual game tickets that there's no question that they'll sell out long before the games take place.''