The NFL's 2020 schedule will be released on Thursday night, but the Jets will not be selling single-game tickets just yet.
The team made that announcement on Wednesday due to "the changing conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic." While the NFL is planning to release a full, 16-game slate that starts on time in September, the truth is no one is sure if those games will be played as scheduled, or if fans will be allowed in to watch.
There are currently restrictions on large gatherings in many states, including New Jersey, which would make playing games at MetLife Stadium with 80,000 fans impossible right now. It's unclear if those restrictions will still be in place this fall.
With so many details unknown, the Jets decided to hold off on selling those tickets.
"We believe this is the prudent thing to do in order to provide the best experience and service for our fans at this time," the Jets said in a statement. "We will inform you of the official individual ticket on sale date for the 2020 season as well as any other updates as they become available."
The Jets are remaining optimistic, though, saying they are "preparing to play the 2020 NFL season as scheduled with increased protocols and safety measures for all players, personnel, and attendees." They are, of course, seeking the help of public health officials and following government regulations.
"We look forward to seeing our fans back at MetLife Stadium when the season starts," the statement said.
Meanwhile, season ticket holders will again have their payments deferred. The Jets previously deferred the payments for April and May, but they are now deferring the June payments as well. Season ticket holders can continue to make payments if they want. If any games are canceled or played without fans, the Jets say they will issue either full refunds or credits toward future ticket purchases in 2021.
Notably, though, that refund policy does not apply to any "unverified tickets" purchased on secondary sites, such as Ticketmaster. Tickets from those sites won't be verified until the Jets begin selling single-game tickets, so they caution fans not to buy them from those secondary sites until then.