“The fans get a lot of guys hyped up so I’m sure there will be a lot of excitement,” head coach Todd Bowles said.
Bowles added that playing the game under the lights in MetLife Stadium helps break up the monotony of training camp and adds extra excitement to the practice.
“I’m sure it does (add extra excitement) for the guys,” Bowles said. “They get to play in their home field.”
Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to see Bowles roam the sidelines of MetLife Stadium for the first time as head coach of the Jets as well as the return to MetLife for free-agent signees Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie.
With tremendous optimism surrounding the team, due to the return of the aforementioned Revis and Cromartie plus the acquisition of former first-team All-Pro and five-time Pro-Bowler Brandon Marshall, the Jets are pulling out all of the stops for the annual practice.
In addition to the chance to have the first tailgate of the 2015 NFL season, fans will be offered the full game-day experience complete with Jets Fest, which includes an interactive theme park for children with skills challenges.
Fans will also be treated to a fireworks display at the end of practice and have the opportunity to get autographs from players post-practice.
As an added bonus, Jets season ticket holders will receive a 15% discount at the Jets Shop and Jets Rewards cardholders will receive 100 bonus points for attending.
And perhaps the best part of the event is admission to MetLife Stadium is free. Gates open at 5pm for the 7pm start and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Fans are encouraged to come early in what should be an exciting event for Jets fans.