Year in and year out for more than a decade now, the New England Patriots have been one of the top teams in the NFL. In that time, New England has transformed itself from one of the NFL’s lovable losers to the model of consistency under Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, appearing in five Super Bowls, winning three, and only missing the playoffs once when Brady played the entire season. A result of this decade long run of success, the Patriots have one of the highest average ticket prices in the entire league for their games at Gillette Stadium.
Over the course of the past three seasons, the New England Patriots have garnered an average ticket price of $300 at home ranging from $274 in 2011 to as much as $350 in 2012. A year ago, the Patriots saw that number dip back down to $277, but this year it has reached much higher levels. When the NFL schedule was released on April 24th, the average ticket price for Patriots tickets surged to $414. Its dropped a bit since, currently with a 2014 average of $374, up by 25% above their three year average.
For the second year in a row, the New England Patriots most expensive game of the season comes against the Denver Broncos who knocked them out of the Playoffs in the AFC Championship on their way to a Super Bowl berth.
When these two teams take the field in Foxboro on November 24th, tickets will be going for $522.58 on the secondary market, ranking as the seventh highest of any game this season. This game will be one of the most hyped up games of the season as both teams will be in contention for a Super Bowl as a rematch, and potential preview, of the AFC Championship Game. If you’re looking for the cheapest possible ticket, you can get in the door for as low as $232 right now.
The cheapest game of the year for New England will be their Week 17 meeting with the Buffalo Bills which is currently averaging $280, higher than both their 2011 and 2013 season averages. Another notable game at Gillette Stadium this season features their first home meeting with the Chicago Bears since 2006. New England has not beaten the Bears since 2000 going 0-3 in their previous three contests but hope to change that in Week 8 of this season where tickets are averaging just a shade under $455 for the tilt. In total, the Patriots success has directly correlated with them having one of the highest ticket prices in the league, but you can be sure that while fans may complain about the cost no one has any qualms with their success.