"We are thrilled to have Marc on board to take the look and feel of our newly expanded Flight Crew to another level," said Jets President Jay Cross. "Ecko is not only an area native but a world-class designer who we know will create a very unique and cutting-edge uniform design for the crew."
"When the Jets approached me to design the flight crew uniforms, I knew within a few minutes what I wanted to do," said Ecko. "We are excited to partner with one of my home town teams to bring a new and fresh look to the squad."
Auditions for the 2008 New York Jets Flight Crew begin May 17 and the deadline to apply has been extended to Tuesday, May 13. The application fee for tryouts is $25. Marc Ecko will serve as one of several celebrity guest judges for the final day of auditions.
The first round of auditions will be held at the Jets Practice Facility on the campus of Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. Marc Ecko Enterprises headquarters, in New York City, will be the site of the final auditions on Sunday, June 1. At the conclusion of the audition process, 21 team members will be selected for the 2008 squad and the 22nd and final member of the Flight Crew will be voted in by Jets fans at www.newyorkjets.com.