Tom Brady’s return to New England is most expensive regular-season ticket ever

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When Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady returns to New England to play the Patriots in Week Four, it’s going to cost a small fortune to get in.

Prices for the October 3 Sunday night game are unprecedented for a regular-season game on the secondary ticket market, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports.

Ticketmaster, the NFL’s official ticket exchange, lists ticket prices ranging from $1,200 to $5,100 to get in. Prices can fluctuate between now and the game, but the demand appears to be unprecedented for regular-season games.

The Raiders have the second-highest ticket prices for their first game with fans in Las Vegas, but you can still get Raiders Week One tickets for less than $800. Compared to what people will pay to see Tom Brady at Gillette Stadium, that’s cheap.

58 responses to “Tom Brady’s return to New England is most expensive regular-season ticket ever

  1. How stupid are people? Paying that kind of money for 3 hours of entertainment is just plain dumb, even if you are wealthy. This is why everything has become so expensive in this country, dumb people willing to pay ridiculous amounts for next to nothing- a burger and fries is now nearly 20 bucks in New England, ridiculous

  2. Schadenfreude. As a Bills fan this is a win win opportunity, either. Brady destroys the Patriots in their own home or Brady closely beats the Patriots in the own home.

    I know a lot of Bills fans who are thrilled they get to be Brady fans after all these years now that he is in the NFC and especially when it’s a Brady vs. Mahomes.

  3. So what does that say about the credibility of the people who say the NFL is in decline?

  4. Less than $800 for a Raiders ticket – That’s the biggest joke I’ve ever heard – hahahahaha

  5. Remember when there were people who thought Peyton Manning was the better quarterback

  6. Thats really sad. Struggling times kids can’t even go and see their favorite player.

  7. Pats fans would be crazy to spend $1,200-$5,100 just to see Brady shred them in person.

  8. Love him or hate him Brady is a money maker……..not only for ticket sales. Hope Kraft writes a book when Belichick and Brady retire. Would be interesting to know what really went on instead of outsiders guesses.

  9. I’ll have some family there as always, 35 yard line, Pats side. Kinda wish they were on the visitors side to heckle Brady the traitor for 3 plus hours, including warm ups.

    I wonder how Brady’s hairplugs are holding up per Giselle’s instruction?

  10. BB may keep the game close for a half, but should see TB run the score up in 2nd half. The main event will be the emotional pre-game hype. For this price, jump on a plane to go watch a better matchup!

  11. That’s some stupidity right there. Even if you have money to burn, $5k for a regular season football ticket is insane. I could go on about how much more comfortable your home is along with the food/beverage situation, but the ticket prices for this just knocks me for a loop.

  12. In other words: New Englanders remember when they had an actual NFL quarterback…

  13. Even the Bucs home opener is going for $400+ each on resale market.

    There is a lot of pent up demand from the pandemic. Last thing people want to do is stay home after being locked down for 14 months.

  14. I have Patriots season tickets. Tickets have not yet been issued, so I don’t know what people are selling.

  15. Except for the Super Bowl this is the one game of the year I would REALLY like to see in person.

  16. I don’t know why people pay big money for football tickets in any case, but since they do it’s not surprising that people will pay really big bucks to (1) have the experience of seeing Brady play in Foxboro for almost certainly the last time, (2) acquire the evidence as a keepsake and maybe to sell down the road for even bigger bucks.

    With tickets selling for this kind of money, at least you have a better chance that the guys sitting behind you aren’t going to be totally trashed by the half, cursing, getting into fights and barfing.

  17. I miss the days where I could go see the Saints at RJ Stadium in great seats for $40 on gameday. 2019 seems so long ago…between the pent up demand and suddenly people caring about the Bucs those days are gone for now.

  18. The NFL is a copycat league, so says Belichick. We have seen NBA players walk away from the teams that drafted them, to pair up with other stars to win championships.

    Brady modeled that behavior NFL style. What he did was kind of a cross between what NBA stars do and what Parcells did as a head coach. Position himself to win when staying put wouldn’t work.

    He demanded the Pats give up their rights to franchise him and left when the team couldn’t field a championship level team. Smart career move by him but it was his choice. It’s delusional to claim that the Patriots and Belichick dumped him like the Colts moved on from Manning to Luck.

    Since we have a psychology of local clans still driving our emotions Brady has been embraced by all the fans that hated the Patriots for two decades of NFL domination. The love of Brady is really the joy of seeing the Pats taken down.

    Everyone knows this intuitively but admitting it makes one feel small.

    Let’s see if other stars try to emulate Brady NBA style. My guess is it won’t work because Brady’s stature and that of the Patriots was a the NFL equivalent of Mt. Olympus.

  19. I wouldn’t pay scalper prices to go see my team lose. Doesn’t matter who it’s against.

  20. Unless money was no object you’d be a fool to spend that kind of money on a ticket in advance beyond more than a couple of days before the game. What if Brady gets hurt in week 3 and can’t play? Or in practice the week leading up to the game? Good luck even getting the printed price of that ticket if that happens. I mean he could be sick, anything can happen.

    If you’re not waiting until that Thursday – Saturday of that weekend to buy a ticket if one can be had you’re taking a huge risk as well as those that purchase tickets that will try to flip them for mare.

  21. I’m pretty sure nobody is paying these prices so far ahead of time seeing as the tickets have not been made available, the State of Massachusetts has not yet allowed Gillette to open at 100% capacity and who knows if Brady will be healthy for the game.

  22. jerry292 says:
    May 14, 2021 at 9:07 am
    Even the Bucs home opener is going for $400+ each on resale market.

    There is a lot of pent up demand from the pandemic. Last thing people want to do is stay home after being locked down for 14 months.

    Florida had a lockdown?

  23. You wouldn’t think there would be any booing of Tom Brady but if anybody knows anything about those fans in New England………..

  24. I hate people telling someone else how to spend (or not spend) their money, but I’ll be watching this one for free from my couch.

  25. One last chance to wave goodbye to the only success they’ve ever known and ever will

  26. As a Pats fan it will be weird to see longtime defensive “Belichick guys” like Donta Hightower and Devin McCourty go up against Brady.

  27. “The love of Brady is really the joy of seeing the Pats taken down.

    Everyone knows this intuitively but admitting it makes one feel small.”
    __________________________________________________

    No worries. I love watching the Pats lose, and admitting it doesn’t make me feel small at all.

    I hope they have losing seasons until the sun burns out.

  28. “My TV is free”

    Except for your cable bill, the cost of your TV, your electric bill, etc., of course.

  29. So, they pay out all that cash now. Week 3 Tampa is up 3 touchdowns, and Tom, running out the clock, rather than throw the ball down field jogs out of bounds, and that moment suffers a severe hamstring pull, and will miss the next 2-3 weeks. All that cash to watch Tom’s back up…….

  30. People can spend money however they want. Some should just chill and stop being judgmental. We spent fairly good money to watch the Patriots play in San Francisco, front seat. A splurge as a wedding anniversary gift to ourselves. We enjoy watching the Patriots relaxing at home, but Tom Brady and the Patriots is just a rare phenomenon. If we never see them play in person when we could, we will be kicking ourselves for the rest of our days. Too bad Gronk didn’t play that day. Maybe Gillette would have full opening. Time to rummage the seat cushions for loose change. This might be the last time Brady will play in Gillette. It will be electric and a once in a lifetime experience; one that can be a story to tell the grandkids.

  31. carbonatedwater says:
    May 14, 2021 at 9:08 am
    I have Patriots season tickets. Tickets have not yet been issued, so I don’t know what people are selling.
    ————————-
    Does New England have some sort of weird system where season ticket holders don’t know where they’ll be sitting or if they’ll even get their tickets until they actually have them in hand?

  32. My neighbor has Pat’s season tickets. He is already looking for buyers for that game. He’s hoping for $4000 each.

  33. I think I’ll be watching the paint drying in my bedroom….bunch of fanboys drooling all night….disgusting.

  34. While if I were a betting man I’d go with the Bucs, it’s funny to see people on this thread assuming that Tampa is going to have an easy time blowing the Patriots away. New England was the team most affected by COVID last season and still have the NFL’s greatest coach of all time. Should be an interesting contest.

  35. Hold on everyone. The Jets open the season against Carolina. That marks the return of Sam Darnold to New York. Who know what people will pay for those tickets. Or what ticket holders will pay someone else to take theirs.

  36. ThenCameBronson says:
    May 14, 2021 at 11:00 am
    carbonatedwater says:
    May 14, 2021 at 9:08 am
    I have Patriots season tickets. Tickets have not yet been issued, so I don’t know what people are selling.
    ————————-
    Does New England have some sort of weird system where season ticket holders don’t know where they’ll be sitting or if they’ll even get their tickets until they actually have them in hand?

    Yes, until it is a certainty that the stadium will be 100% open there is no guarantee that you will have your seats. I also have Celtics season tickets. If I go to a game this season I don’t get to sit in my seats due to distancing requirements.

  37. Pay $5k to watch an old guy (Legend) toss a foorball around for 3 hrs or help a homeless Vet get his or her next meal before sleeping on a cold street. Wake up America and do the right thing.

  38. I’m surprised to see so many people saying it’s a mistake to spend to buy this ticket because Brady could be injured. Guy lost a season to injury, but otherwise he’s been an iron man for two decades. Yeah, anything can happen, but betting on Brady playing is a better bet than just about all other QBs.

  39. collectordude says:
    May 14, 2021 at 7:24 am

    My TV is free

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    Your TV is free only if you’re using rabbit ears.

  40. I “split the difference” on games like this. Go to the tailgate for a couple of hours then go home or to a bar before kickoff.

  41. I’ll stay at home where my food is hot and my beer is cold.

    Of course I would be there if the price was right.

  42. gibson45 says:
    May 14, 2021 at 10:46 am
    “My TV is free”

    Except for your cable bill, the cost of your TV, your electric bill, etc., of course.

    ————

    When you add all that up for 3 hours, it works out to be about 3 bucks. Close to 1200, but still a bit less.

  43. Ticket may be expensive but watching Brady struggle against Belichick’s defense will be priceless.

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