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Plenty of Patriots tickets available too

The Cardinals aren’t the only team struggling to sell all their playoff tickets.

Okay, “struggling” may be overstating things.  But there are plenty of good seats available for New England’s home game against the Ravens Sunday.

The Patriots tweeted last night that 100 tickets would be available at 10AM ET.  Either their number was low or they can’t come close to selling 100 playoff tickets in three and a half hours.

We’re guessing the former based on how many seats still appear available.  

A quick search on Ticketmaster shows you can still get four seats together in the lower, mezzanine, and upper sections of Gillette Stadium. Only club seats are sold out.

The tickets will sell, but this is a sign of their place in the Boston market.  The Red Sox can sell out an April game against the Orioles in hours in the middle of December. Emails are forwarded describing for the best way to keep 20 ticketmaster windows open at once to get said Red Sox tickets tickets.  (Yes, I’ve received said emails.)

Meanwhile, the Patriots have plenty of great (and expensive) seats available four days before a home playoff game. It makes you wonder what will happen when Bill Belichick and Tom Brady ride off into the sunset some day.

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  1. Sourdough says: Jan 6, 2010 1:37 PM

    “Meanwhile, the Patriots have plenty of great (and expensive) seats available four days before a home playoff game. It makes you wonder what will happen when Bill Belichick and Tom Brady ride off into the sunset some day.”
    Snap!

  2. pats suck, blow and cheat* says: Jan 6, 2010 1:38 PM

    Maybe the fanbase is tiring of supporting a dishonest product.

  3. robolundgren says: Jan 6, 2010 1:40 PM

    “It makes you wonder what will happen when Bill Belichick and Tom Brady ride off into the sunset some day.”
    Well, look at the Red Sox and Patriots before they got good this past decade. Boston fans are a bunch of mouth breathing front runners.

  4. jjared1101 says: Jan 6, 2010 1:40 PM

    There are still tickets cause Pats fans know they’re not going to win the Super Bowl this year.

  5. casper67 says: Jan 6, 2010 1:42 PM

    And people say small market teams like the Bills cannot support teams…

  6. Hovenaut says: Jan 6, 2010 1:43 PM

    Mmm, Belichick no like.
    Can’t they whip up a Tom Brady comeback POY bobblehead promo or something?

  7. garylandon41 says: Jan 6, 2010 1:43 PM

    Okay everyone that ripped the Cardinals for not having a sell out yet…….time to rip on the Patriots fans…… they must not have a fan base either!
    Signs of the economy still being tough I think.

  8. BradyGazelle says: Jan 6, 2010 1:48 PM

    You can still get pretty good seats for the Cowboys game Saturday as well on ticketmaster! Imagine that! And it’s only THREE days before their game.
    What an idiot post.

  9. Click Here To Continue Reading... says: Jan 6, 2010 1:48 PM

    If Welker didn’t get hurt Sunday I say they sellout… but since he blew out the knee everyone knows what’s inevitable

  10. joey-pickles says: Jan 6, 2010 1:49 PM

    “It makes you wonder what will happen when Bill Belichick and Tom Brady ride off into the sunset some day.”
    That’s why it’s called a bandwagon. The “fans” know that the Patriot trend is drawing to a close. As long as Tommy and Billy are still around they will remain competitive, but it will be a long painful ride back to mediocrity. And I for one will enjoy every minute of it!

  11. dunkingonuts says: Jan 6, 2010 1:51 PM

    Even with 3 superbowl wins in the last 10 years the Patriots are still only the second most popular team in New England and if the Bruins were a little better the Pats wouldn’t even be ranked that high.

  12. NE Rapeyabutts says: Jan 6, 2010 1:52 PM

    I’m a season ticket holder, and I didnt buy playoff tix either. They make you buy the whole “possible number of home games” at once, and if they arent used then the amount you paid gets credited onto next years bill. Tough time of year for some to cough up the extra chunk on the hope that we’ll go all the way.

  13. purpleguy says: Jan 6, 2010 1:55 PM

    The Vikes playoff game next week is sold out for TV black-out purposes. Given all the posts last year. . . . just saying.

  14. Blarch says: Jan 6, 2010 1:56 PM

    Usain Bolt is a frontrunner. I’ll never figure out how all of you morons came to such a radical misunderstanding of that term.
    Bandwagon was working just fine.

  15. picklefarts says: Jan 6, 2010 1:57 PM

    People care about this game. Dont let Rosenthal and Florios Pats bashing stear you the wrong way. This game will be sold out w/o a doubt. We just finished the holidays which is a big reason for the slow start to the sales. Guys are still figuring out how to get the charge on the credit card pass their wives. Gillette has never not sold out and probably never will while Kraft is in charge.

  16. W0rnFl0ri0 says: Jan 6, 2010 1:57 PM

    robolundgren says:
    January 6, 2010 1:40 PM
    “It makes you wonder what will happen when Bill Belichick and Tom Brady ride off into the sunset some day.”
    Well, look at the Red Sox and Patriots before they got good this past decade. Boston fans are a bunch of mouth breathing front runners.
    _______________
    You mean just like any other fans.
    When the team does well they sell out
    and when they are not doing so good they don’t.
    Nice try!

  17. KrazyTrumpeter05 says: Jan 6, 2010 1:58 PM

    Why pay for expensive seats in cold weather when you can watch from home with food within reach that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg? Especially when the economy is garbage?

  18. indygordito says: Jan 6, 2010 1:59 PM

    i guess we’d better put the patsies right behind the jags and bills for teams moving to LA……..

  19. texasPHINSfan says: Jan 6, 2010 2:07 PM

    Maybe they should lower prices….
    I still don’t think it’s cool that in the face of last year’s economy and most of us losing income wages, retirement balance, or in some cases jobs, that the prices of NFL tickets could not move with the economy. In fact in most markets, they went UP.
    Would be nice to see the owners give something back to the fans and at least follow the movements of the economy.

  20. picklefarts says: Jan 6, 2010 2:08 PM

    # SATAN567 says: January 6, 2010 1:58 PM
    Yes, its difficult to support cheaters.
    __________________________________
    Get over it. So sick of the jealousy of the posters on this site. Let me guess your team consistently loses to the Patriots. You dont like Bill because hes not the coach of your team. Anything else?
    Lets hear it call him Belicheat. I bet it makes you feel like youre funny.

  21. Kate773 says: Jan 6, 2010 2:10 PM

    So, wait, because there’s 100 tickets out of 68,700, we’re bandwagon fans? Wow. Some of you have serious Patriot issues.
    However, you have every right to be bitter.

  22. napgamer says: Jan 6, 2010 2:17 PM

    Maybe Brady can jump up and down and yell at the ref and the ref will buy the rest of the tickets.

  23. AdrenalineJunkie says: Jan 6, 2010 2:18 PM

    By Mike Reiss
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. –- The Patriots will host a first-round AFC playoff game at Gillette Stadium on either Saturday, Jan. 9 or Sunday, Jan. 10, and a limited number of tickets will be made available for sale Tuesday.
    Patriots fans on the team’s season ticket wait list have an advance opportunity to purchase tickets via a private sale that will end Monday at 5 p.m.
    Any remaining tickets, plus a limited number of held tickets, will be offered in a public sale through Ticketmaster starting Tuesday at 10 a.m.

    They purposely held tickets so they could sell them to the public, which only just went on sale!

  24. Massappeal says: Jan 6, 2010 2:19 PM

    dunkingonuts says:
    January 6, 2010 1:51 PM
    Even with 3 superbowl wins in the last 10 years the Patriots are still only the second most popular team in New England and if the Bruins were a little better the Pats wouldn’t even be ranked that high.
    Why don’t you check the TV ratings when a Pat’s practice game outrates the Red Sox-yankees game by 10 to 1

  25. picklefarts says: Jan 6, 2010 2:20 PM

    # Kate773 says: January 6, 2010 2:10 PM
    So, wait, because there’s 100 tickets out of 68,700, we’re bandwagon fans? Wow. Some of you have serious Patriot issues.
    However, you have every right to be bitter.
    ________________________________
    Well said. I couldnt agree with you more. Go Pats!

  26. KILLER FIN says: Jan 6, 2010 2:22 PM

    maybe they’re just not as good as they used to be & all the band wagoners are jumping off!!!

  27. asmith says: Jan 6, 2010 2:22 PM

    I just cant justify spending acouple hundred dollars for three hours, if they brought down ticket prices I’d be there in a second. I’ll watch it on my tv, that will have to do.

  28. Richm2256 says: Jan 6, 2010 2:22 PM

    dunkingonuts says:
    Even with 3 superbowl wins in the last 10 years the Patriots are still only the second most popular team in New England and if the Bruins were a little better the Pats wouldn’t even be ranked that high.
    ————————————————
    Is that right? I suppose you think the Red Sox are still #1 in New England? maybe you ought to visit the area before you post stupid things like that.
    The Patriots rule New England, hands down.
    A hundred paltry tickets left and you people are making a fuss about that? Once this thread gets sen, those tickets will be gone like Peyton Manning at an end of the season game.
    Oh, and for you “Pats fans are a bunch of bandwagon lovers’ morons; New England has sold out home games since Dam Marino could still play. As long as Kraft puts his usual effort into the team, the sellouts will continue long after Brady and Belichick are in the Hall of Fame ….. you know, for their three Super Bowls in four years thing.
    Haters.

  29. Darth Jay says: Jan 6, 2010 2:23 PM

    Did you ever stop and think that these 100 seats were released because they weren’t used by the players? Happens all the time…
    And really… 100 tickets? Really? REALLY? Must be a slow news day…

  30. zygi milf says: Jan 6, 2010 2:28 PM

    I seem to remember a post a while back about the Vikings having tickets available because they were returned by the opposing team, and a smart-ass Patriots fan called Vikings fans “the worst in the NFL” and that a couple hundred tickets wouldn’t last 5 minutes for the Patriots.
    Too bad I can’t search back that far to see which Patriots fan that was.

  31. Furious George says: Jan 6, 2010 2:29 PM

    Kate773 says:
    January 6, 2010 2:10 PM
    So, wait, because there’s 100 tickets out of 68,700, we’re bandwagon fans? Wow. Some of you have serious Patriot issues.
    However, you have every right to be bitter.
    ———
    lol… i was just going to point that out. 68K+ tickets sold in less than 2 days… florio should address the empty seats at steeler* games during nationally televised games… although thats probably b/c the great fans are on the raod to invading some poor visitors stadium. lol.

  32. Pats Putwa Pounders says: Jan 6, 2010 2:29 PM

    This will be my 4th pats game this year and every game I get yelled at for standing up too much.. Tickets cost too much for any wack job fans to be in the stands anymore… Carolina game was like a friggin furneral. I hate everyone..

  33. Pudge Heffelfinger says: Jan 6, 2010 2:36 PM

    On Sunday in Foxboro, the temperature will be around 20 degrees F. That might have something to do with it. I live in Florida so I don’t have to worry about weather disrupting playoff games, because our three teams don’t usually make the playoffs.

  34. mustbechris says: Jan 6, 2010 2:37 PM

    I must say, this article is a complete waste of space and is simply an effort to pander to the people who will inevitably comment just because they see a cheap opportunity to bash the Patriots. Your sponsors thank you.
    -Non-Patriots fan.

  35. Gregg Rosenthal says: Jan 6, 2010 2:37 PM

    Couple things.
    I grew up in MA. I’m hardly a Pats “hater.”
    I understand how the ticket system works. They are at cost. I read the press release, of course. Doesn’t mean it’s saying whole truth.
    And maybe I didn’t make it clear enough, but it seems like there are a lot more than 100 tickets left. There usually wouldn’t be 4 together anywhere you want if it was really that few.
    There are many good reason why – ticket prices, weather, etc. But it’s insane to think the Pats are even close to the Sox in New England.

  36. efangule says: Jan 6, 2010 2:39 PM

    Get over it. So sick of the jealousy of the posters on this site. Let me guess your team consistently loses to the Patriots. You dont like Bill because hes not the coach of your team. Anything else?
    —-
    and I’m sick that your stupid coach ruined 8 years of the NFL by cheating his way to 3 superbowl wins.
    the fact that the media continues to gloss over that is a travesty.

  37. Brohamma says: Jan 6, 2010 2:39 PM

    borg says:
    January 6, 2010 1:54 PM
    OOOOOOh….a hundred tickets….What will Bob Kraft ever do. In case you never bothered to ask, visiting teams are alloted tickets….those that aren’t claimed by players,execs,etc…get sent back and put out to the public. Blame the Baltimore franchise…not Kraft
    ————————————————
    Correct!
    Hey Gregg… you’ve been hanging out with Florio to much.

  38. toe-to-toe bird law says: Jan 6, 2010 2:42 PM

    BradyGazelle says:
    January 6, 2010 1:48 PM
    You can still get pretty good seats for the Cowboys game Saturday as well on ticketmaster! Imagine that! And it’s only THREE days before their game.
    ————————————————
    Just checked. You are correct, sir. I thought Dallas was supposed to have one of the largest fanbases. I guess all those inbred hicks and illegal immigrants that make up that population can’t afford the tickets.

  39. Commish says: Jan 6, 2010 2:44 PM

    Obviously the Patriots have a huge bandwagon following.
    But don’t be fooled, the fan base is still loyal even though they’re not expected to win the big game.
    The problem is club seats are sold out, not the bowl seating (usually the opposite). Clearly the cold is a big factor.

  40. jimbofungus11 says: Jan 6, 2010 2:46 PM

    I hope the fans that DO show up at the Razor aren’t the wine and cheese crowd this weekend. The ravens are out for blood and if it is anything like the Carolina game, there will be virtually no homefield advantage at all.

  41. lifelong says: Jan 6, 2010 2:50 PM

    Some of you Pats fans need to get some reading comprehension skills. Florio’s point was that the “100 tickets” thing is BS because you can still buy 4 tickets together at every price level in the stadium. If this is true, then there are likely a lot more then 100 tickets. In fact, the Pats press release today now says “more than 100 tickets.” Well, I guess 2,000 is more than 100.

  42. PFTiswhatitis says: Jan 6, 2010 2:54 PM

    “AdrenalineJunkie says:
    January 6, 2010 2:18 PM
    By Mike Reiss
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. –- The Patriots will host a first-round AFC playoff game at Gillette Stadium on either Saturday, Jan. 9 or Sunday, Jan. 10, and a limited number of tickets will be made available for sale Tuesday.
    Patriots fans on the team’s season ticket wait list have an advance opportunity to purchase tickets via a private sale that will end Monday at 5 p.m.
    Any remaining tickets, plus a limited number of held tickets, will be offered in a public sale through Ticketmaster starting Tuesday at 10 a.m.
    They purposely held tickets so they could sell them to the public, which only just went on sale! ”
    AdrenalineJunkie is more of a journalist than Princess Florio. This post clearly is a sign that you need to do more work before setting off the haters Princess.

  43. SF Saints Fan says: Jan 6, 2010 2:56 PM

    If anybody was wondering the Saints sold out their playoff game in the Divisional Round next week to season ticket holders weeks ago. No tickets were offered for sale to the general public. As a season ticket holder I put in for six additional playoff tickets and got none. My account is from the first year of the franchise and I would assume that over 99% of season ticket holders (which have all of the regular season tickets) put in for playoff tickets.
    I am sure there are tickets available on the secondary market. Just none available to the general public from the Saints.

  44. 8man says: Jan 6, 2010 2:57 PM

    I live in Baltimore and am a Patriots fan. Still have a chance to go to the game. But when you add this equation up:
    long bus ride up(saturday morning)+ long bus ride back(sunday night)+ $500 trip cost+ have to work the next day(corporate strategy meeting) + 20 degree temperatures
    Versus watching the game at home, in the warmth on the couch, getting a decent night’s sleep after (if they win) and saving the money in a year I already know I’m not getting a raise.
    Any other year, probably go ahead and do it. This year, just can’t look at the wife and kid and justify it. Too much money and too much time.

  45. TheBigOldDog says: Jan 6, 2010 3:00 PM

    Evidently, the fact that they have been sold out every game since 1994, isn’t important enough to publish.
    Whenever traffic is slow at PFT, they publish a BS story about the Patriots. That alone shows you how popular (and important) they are.

  46. ejb says: Jan 6, 2010 3:07 PM

    Fenway – 32k peeps
    Gillette – 68k
    Fenway – $20 bleachers. $80 box seats
    Gillette – $80 corners in the upper deck
    Fenway – Pink hats who leave after 6 innings
    Gillette – True fans who will show up 4 hours early to tailgate in 20 degree weather, pay through the nose ($40 parking), and cheer till the end
    please dont compare the two, its embarassing

  47. TheBigOldDog says: Jan 6, 2010 3:13 PM

    # whatdiga says: January 6, 2010 2:39 PM
    and I’m sick that your stupid coach ruined 8 years of the NFL by cheating his way to 3 superbowl wins.
    the fact that the media continues to gloss over that is a travesty.
    ___________
    Alright genius, here’s your chance to show us all how smart you are. Tell us all how filming something that is done it the open, visible to everybody in the stadium, and disguised by the team giving the signals for that very reason, unfairly benefits the team doing the filming?
    You can’t and you want even try you moron. Nobody can and nobody has even tried. It is just bait for morons like you to justify your own team loosing. You’re an intellectually dishonest moron who simply perform on the command of the media. You’re a lemming.

  48. Furious George says: Jan 6, 2010 3:15 PM

    i’ve lived in Boston all my lfe and anyone that thinks its a baseball town is a fool. the red sox are the equivalent of a boy band now. this has been a football town for years now. to say otherwise is ridiculous. just check the ratings.

  49. TheBigOldDog says: Jan 6, 2010 3:20 PM

    # lifelong says: January 6, 2010 2:50 PM
    Some of you Pats fans need to get some reading comprehension skills. Florio’s point was…
    _____________________
    The man who can’t even get the author right says. Bwahaha.

  50. texasPHINSfan says: Jan 6, 2010 3:24 PM

    “lifelong says:
    January 6, 2010 2:50 PM
    Some of you Pats fans need to get some reading comprehension skills. Florio’s point was that the “100 tickets” thing is BS because you can still buy 4 tickets together at every price level in the stadium.”
    I like how this guy tells everyone to “get some reading comprehension skills”, then proceeds to cite Florio as the author of this article.
    Gold. :D

  51. madsqgrdn says: Jan 6, 2010 3:38 PM

    Wow all those wins all those super bowls and you cant sell out.
    Haha The patriots and their fans deserve each other….just a bunch of no passion grinches…pathetic and hilarious.

  52. bian8 says: Jan 6, 2010 3:58 PM

    TheBigOldDog
    Alright genius, here’s your chance to show us all how smart you are. Tell us all how filming something that is done it the open, visible to everybody in the stadium, and disguised by the team giving the signals for that very reason, unfairly benefits the team doing the filming?
    You can’t and you want even try you moron. Nobody can and nobody has even tried. It is just bait for morons like you to justify your own team loosing. You’re an intellectually dishonest moron who simply perform on the command of the media. You’re a lemming.
    Is this guy serious?

  53. TheBigOldDog says: Jan 6, 2010 4:04 PM

    bian8 says: January 6, 2010 3:58 PM
    Is this guy serious?
    _______________
    Dead serious. Now put up or shut up. I’m waiting.

  54. Dinozzo says: Jan 6, 2010 4:05 PM

    Gee $500 for 4 last row of the end zone….Plenty of seats, if plenty = crappy….

  55. hayward giablommi says: Jan 6, 2010 4:44 PM

    Article Rating: 0/5
    This is quite possibly the most disgraceful presentation of misinformation in order to deliberately stir up hits, comments and anti-Patriots sentiment that I’ve seen here in, I don’t know, 3 years of reading PFT.
    Keep it up, and I, along with many others, will find greener pastures in the extremely near future.

  56. Patsfan1776 says: Jan 6, 2010 4:53 PM

    I know a season ticket holder (20 seats) that showed up to buy the playoff tixs but only wanted 10 seats. Box office told them they needed to buy 20 or none. Season ticket holder walked away. High temp for Sunday is going to be 24. Let Kraft and the corporate types hang out in the boxes on Sunday.

  57. Barometer says: Jan 6, 2010 6:13 PM

    Patsfan1776, I hear ya. I have one of five season tickets in my group. No one elase wanted to buy playoff tickets, so I would have had to buy (5 seats)x(2 playoff games) = $1880, due one month before Christmas! If there is no second playoff game, NO REFUND, my money is credited to next season. I think Kraft is finally starting to see his fan base dwindle because of insane ticket prices and $40 parking. And whoever posted about being yelled at to sit down, I’ve had that happen, too. It’s the whine ‘n cheese crowd – the ones who leave early in the 4th quarter to beat traffic.

  58. bian8 says: Jan 6, 2010 8:22 PM

    TheBigOldDog they were taking videos of the signals of other coaches from a divisional team. They could go and study those for future games. I am really perplexed at how you can’t see how that would benefit the Patriots. There are rules against that for reasons, because it gives an unfair advantage. And a big one. Now I don’t know if that is what was on the tapes but if that is what it was then it is unfair. I am disagreeing with you on a technical standpoint, not based on teams.
    And hayward giablommi this might be one of the few times I actually agree with a Pats fan. Although I am getting pretty tired of PFT bashing my team and not the Patriots, it seems PFT has been targeting certain teams as of late and it’s getting pretty ridiculous. He’s beating a dead horse if you ask me.

  59. bian8 says: Jan 6, 2010 8:23 PM

    TheBigOldDog they were taking videos of the signals of other coaches from a divisional team. They could go and study those for future games. I am really perplexed at how you can’t see how that would benefit the Patriots. There are rules against that for reasons, because it gives an unfair advantage. And a big one. Now I don’t know if that is what was on the tapes but if that is what it was then it is unfair. I am disagreeing with you on a technical standpoint, not based on teams.
    And hayward giablommi this might be one of the few times I actually agree with a Pats fan. Although I am getting pretty tired of PFT bashing my team and not the Patriots, it seems PFT has been targeting certain teams as of late and it’s getting pretty ridiculous. He’s beating a dead horse if you ask me.

  60. bian8 says: Jan 6, 2010 8:27 PM

    TheBigOldDog they were taking videos of the signals of other coaches from a divisional team. They could go and study those for future games. I am really perplexed at how you can’t see how that would benefit the Patriots. There are rules against that for reasons, because it gives an unfair advantage. And a big one. Now I don’t know if that is what was on the tapes but if that is what it was then it is unfair. I am disagreeing with you on a technical standpoint, not based on teams.
    And hayward giablommi this might be one of the few times I actually agree with a Pats fan. Although I am getting pretty tired of PFT bashing my team and not the Patriots, it seems PFT has been targeting certain teams as of late and it’s getting pretty ridiculous. He’s beating a dead horse if you ask me.

  61. nepatz11 says: Jan 6, 2010 10:45 PM

    I have lived in Boston my whole life and there is NO QUESTION this is a PAtriots town now and has been for some time. What a stupid point this guy makes. Pats fans have paid the most expensive ticket prices in the NFL and there hasn’t been an empty seat in 17 years and there is a season ticket waiting list of 70,000 paid accounts and TV ratings and media coverage is through the roof.
    So Why are there tickets available? The answer is simple. Patriots tickets are generally impossible to come by. This is the first time since 1992 that tickets have been available on ticketmaster or at the box office. Absolutely no one knew and it wasn’t publicized. Now that word is getting out there is no doubt they will gone soon.

  62. footballnut says: Jan 7, 2010 3:56 PM

    @bian8…how can it help you in future games if the signals are changed?
    Which they are as no team/coach/players are stupid enough to use the same ones as you will decipher those with the naked eye.
    What will never be answered is the true meaning of filming. Was it to scout out sub groups, nickel packages, etc?
    Was it a head game to the other coaches? Who knows, but anything out in the open is fair game. They filmed from the wrong spot, not the filming itself that got them in trouble.

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