The Jets Are Introducing New Fan Features On Gamedays This Season

You may complain, worry and hope for the best on the field with the New York Jets this season, but one thing is for certain, how the fans enjoy the gameday experience is going to be top notch in the league.

The Jets held their Upfronts on Tuesday and demonstrated some of their new innovations at MetLife Stadium. It is now more interactive and more fan friendly, which is why they have some of the highest marks in the league when it comes to the fan experience.

This year the Jets are introducing JOAN, the team’s new artificial intelligence chatbot service, which allows fans to ask frequently-asked questions using natural language and receive instant answers. It will be part of a relaunched phone app for IOS and Android, which also includes some other features, like play prediction games, interactive maps of the stadium and the Jets Loyalty Reward Program.

In the latter feature, all season ticket holders will be getting a 50 percent discount on hot dogs and soft drinks in the stadium and the ability to earn Jets currency to purchase other things in at the game.

If hot dogs are not your forte, the Jets have some new culinary delights for fans starting this season. Adding to an already diverse culinary palate, the Jets introduced new, appetizing destinations including “The Fat Rooster,” “Barbeque Shack,” and “Grater Mac Shop,” along with delicious new taco and sushi options and inventive dessert empañadas. The team also announced that the fan-friendly $7 Value Meals will continue as a menu mainstay in addition to numerous other value options. All new offerings and their respective locations are detailed below and premiere during the 2017 home opener between the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins on Sunday, September 24.

It was also announced today that season ticket and PSL Holders will receive a variety of added benefits for the 2017 season. Earlier this year, fans received a $20-$100 per seat credit fund to use to purchase food, beverage and merchandise at home games this season upon renewal. Likewise, PSL Holders will have the ability to select from a calendar of exclusive special events. This calendar will include a wide range of opportunities, some of which will take place at MetLife Stadium before Jets home games, others on non-gamedays at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center and a final group at locations in New York City. The full event calendar, and instructions on how PSL Holders can select their preferred event, will be published on September 5, 2017.

The Jets are adding new programs over the air and online. Expanding an already prominent digital platform, the team today launched JETS 360 Productions – which was created to give Jets fans an all-access pass to unique, engaging, quality content over a variety of platforms. Its focus will be to create a steady heartbeat around the voice of the team, through digital and social franchises that will feature unprecedented team access and story-telling. This episodic programming, outlined below, will be featured across our social media platforms, as well as our website – Here, fans will get an up-close-and-personal look at the action, real-time news, stylized photos and videos as well as in-depth features.

Additionally, as part of the Jets 360 Productions platform the team is rolling out The Official Jets Podcast Network. Three days-a-week throughout the season the team will produce pods that will cover the previous game, dive into Jets lifestyle topics and preview the upcoming match-up. Lastly, the Jets announced two new television shows debuting this season – Jets Pregame on SNY which will air one hour prior to each game this season; and Jets Late Night airing on CBS2 at 11:35pm each Sunday throughout the season.

Finally, the Jets will be introducing a Fan Hall of Fame this season. Nominations will be taken online and voted upon by Jets personnel, former players and fan voting. Ultimate fans can either nominate themselves or be nominated by a third party through submission of a short written statement and an original photograph. This year, three inaugural class inductees will be honored during halftime of the final home game of the season. New York Jets Fan Hall of Famers will be given a commemorative jacket and will be recognized in the Jets Experience at MetLife Stadium during home games beginning in 2018 as well as the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center.  

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