Professional teams are always looking for the next big thing to get their fans involved in the game. The New York Jets are trying a much different idea this coming season for their season ticket holders. The team will reward fans for have good behavior during games. This could include a seat in owner Woody Johnson’s suite or potentially even a ticket on the team plane. [lead image via Al Bello / Getty Sports]
The team also has gotten rid of paper tickets with season ticket holders now getting a wallet-sized card. The fans will gain points by showing up on time, being loud and getting involved in other fan activities. It is a novel idea especially if it gets fans to stop yelling hurtful things at opposing players and officials. The problem is that no points will be taken away for acting badly. That defeats the purpose.
The obvious thing is that the Jets want their fans to show up on time for games and not be late as they have in recent seasons. It is taking a program like this however to get the job done which is good and bad in all honesty. It’s good to have a full stadium to start the game but there shouldn’t be any incentive to it. Fans should be in their seats for kickoff no matter what. The Jets are hoping for big things apparently.