As undoubtedly the gold standard for any NFL franchise during the Bill Belichick and Tom Brady era, the New England Patriots have one of the most loyal followings of any fan base in the entire league. Their fans have come to expect excellence, and winning teams always create more demand for tickets to their games than middling or losing ones do.
Because of this, tickets to Patriots home games at Gillette Stadium are among the most expensive of any NFL team. We at TickPick are always looking to help fans save money on tickets to any event by being the only marketplace that charges absolutely no service fees, and New England Patriots single game tickets are no exception. Read below for 5 important tips on how to save money on cheaper New England Patriots tickets in 2020.
If you know you’ll be buying tickets to see the Patriots play at home this season, be sure to also check out our detailed New England Patriots Seating Chart blog that includes seat views and much more Gillette Stadium info.
Before we get into the tips, take a look at the graphic below that shows the average prices for each New England Patriots home game from 2019.
How to Get the Cheapest New England Patriots Tickets in 2020
1. Buy your tickets close to game time
One of the oldest tricks in the book for seasoned Patriots fans is to simply wait it out. While this method isn’t foolproof (ticket prices can increase as it gets closer to a game, usually when unforeseen circumstances arise, such as the matchup being a more critical one than fans initially anticipated, a beloved player announcing retirement ahead of a game, etc.), it’s been proven to be one of the best ways for fans to save money on tickets. Sellers will often lower their prices as the game day draws closer out of desperation. This way, they can avoid having their inventory going unsold, which would lead to them eating the ticket cost.
Gillette Stadium has a maximum seating capacity of nearly 70,000. As there’s plenty of seats in this large stadium, a high amount of available ticket inventory prior to a game can only help the buyer, as sellers have more competition and feel pressured to lower their prices in order to sell their tickets.
2. Plan for a non-divisional (non-rivalry) Game
As any Patriots fan can tell you, there’s usually more excitement surrounding matchups against their biggest AFC East rivals like the New York Jets, or conference rivals like the Pittsburgh Steelers. Fans begin doing their research as soon as the NFL schedule is announced in April and begin circling their calendars well ahead of the season to plan out what game(s) they know they’ll want to attend.
3. Shoot for a Game That Isn’t Too Early or Too Late Into The Season
There’s often a sweet spot for when fans can buy New England Patriots tickets at a reasonable price from a secondary marketplace, and that time is toward the middle of the season. Home openers are always among the most expensive for any NFL team, and this is due to the fact that regardless of how good a team should be heading into a season, fans of even the NFL’s worst teams have a shred of hope early on that this could be the year. Not to mention, fans who haven’t had meaningful NFL football in their lives for seven months finally get to scratch that itch.
Additionally, if you’re looking to save on tickets, you may want to avoid the team’s last game of the season for a few reasons. One is that due to NFL scheduling quirks, all teams will play a divisional rival on the last week of the season, making it one of the aforementioned expensive divisional games if your team plays at home in Week 17. Another is that if the team is competitive and vying for a playoff berth or playing to ensure a high seed in the playoffs, the heightened importance of the contest will surely increase demand and therefore the price of Patriots tickets.
One potential caveat to the tip above is that if a team experiences a poor season (which if the past two decades are any future indicator for New England, it’s highly unlikely), Week 17 won’t mean much to most fans, and tickets could actually be in less demand than normal games, causing prices to be lower.
4. Try to Avoid Prime time Games
It’s pretty self-explanatory, but most games that the NFL deems worthy of having occur during prime time in front of a national TV audience such as Monday Night Football, Thursday Night Football, or Sunday Night Football are ones featuring teams that are expected to be good, rivalry games, or those that fall under both categories.
If you go for a game that takes place early on a Sunday against a team that isn’t very good, this can help you save money on tickets.
5. Buy Your Patriots Tickets On TickPick
The one way you can guarantee yourself the cheapest New England Patriots tickets this season is to buy them through TickPick. If they’re sold out at the box office (which they will be shortly after the tickets go on-sale months before the season), tickets will be cheaper on TickPick than any other secondary marketplace because we charge absolutely no service fees that other companies hide, or tack on at checkout.
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How To Get Cheaper New England Patriots Tickets
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