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  1. Mack Herron

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    Lower Level Sideline -- $169
    Lower Level Corner/End Zone -- $117
    Mezzanine Level Corner/End Zone -- $117
    Upper Level Sideline -- $89
    Upper Level Corner (Rows 1-7) -- $89
    Upper Level Corner (Rows 8-26) -- $65
    Standing Room -- $49


    Did not see it posted, per Reiss.
    Nice timing.
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    #61 Jersey

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    Holy crap, those are BIG increases! My per-game tix are going from $89 to $117?!
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    #50 Jersey

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    The Pats need to start including parking for season ticket holders if that is the case. Otherwise its ridiculous.
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    Re: Ticket price increase

    Looking at this makes me think the league will not have a salary cap in two years.
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    Re: Ticket price increase

    the lower level sideline tickets were $125 last year, right? now they are 169??? that increase is HUGE. wow.
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    Re: Ticket price increase

    Those are hefty increases but I'm sure they decided to make those increases long before the past season. And they can justify it by saying it's no different than $10 increases for the past 4 years (on a one-year basis).
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    Re: Ticket price increase

    You can't buy season SROs can you? Anyone know what the quantity of SROs is that they sell per game?
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    #24 Jersey

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    Wow thats bull****.

    Who the hell is going to be able to afford this anymore? Your talking about a minimum $400 sunday for about 3 people with parking and food.
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    Re: Ticket price increase

    what a bunch of crap! do they ever lower tickets when we dont make the playoffs or not win the superbowl? no..

    i beleive we are up there as the highest ticket prices in the NFL and i beleive the highest parking costs as well..
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    Re: Ticket price increase

    It's getting to the point where it's not even worth going to the games.

    The price to take a family of 4 to see a game is $676 at $169 per ticket. After you pay for parking + food you just dropped $800 for three hours of football. For a couple hundred bucks more you could buy a "46" inch high def tv that you could watch the Patriots on for the next decade.

    Is it really worth it at this point?
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    It's crazy. The $250 or so I spend a year on my Sunday Ticket isn't exactly cheap but that's less than $20 a week - although I get the feeling that will be going up soon too.
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    Re: Ticket price increase

    This may do it for me. $169 a ticket? That means playoff games will be at least $200.

    I wouldn't be surprised if parking went to $45 or $50 next year.

    When I got my tickets in 1992 they were $27. How times have changed.
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    High def looking better all the time. :D
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    Go **** yourself Bob and Jonathan.

    J D Sal
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    #61 Jersey

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    Full price for the preseason games continues to gall me. NO WAY anyone will be willing to take the preseason tix off my hands for $117 each. And parking at $40 ... nuts ...
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    #24 Jersey

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    $40?

    Um you didnt know thats going up?

    They have said it all along that new parking will go up.
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    #24 Jersey

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    Just remember this when people complain about crowd noise (or lack thereof). The problem goes right to the top.
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    #24 Jersey

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    Egh the crowd noise thing is due to a lot of open stadium stuff but thats correct for the most part.

    They are pricing most of their true fans right out of the game.
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    #18 Jersey

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    I'm still stuck in Upper Corner. I'll gladly take over anyone's Lower Level Sideline tix.
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    Re: Ticket price increase

    Well said. The noise is generated from the lower bowl and with people like me who sit on the 10 yard ine being priced out, the noise level is going to go down.

    It's going to be like a church next year when the likes of the Cardinals and Chiefs come to Gillette.
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    The actual team or the Church Cardinals. Ya lost me. ;)
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    Re: Ticket price increase

    Good point!

    Let's take a trip down memory lane and look at the price of season tickets.

    2001 (Foxboro Stadium): $49
    2002 (Gillette Stadium): $99
    2004: $125
    2008: $169

    I had no problem with the 100% increase in 2002 as I was expecting it. A new Stadium opened with no PSL's so I had absolutely nothing to bad to say about the increase.

    But a $42 increase this season is ridiculous. I was expecting maybe a $10 or $15 increase.

    Is Kraft having problems finding tenants for his mall? A mall that I will never go to as I live 40 minutes from Foxboro.

    I can drive to tax free New Hampshire in 25 minutes.
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    I keep saying it: We would've been much better off over the long haul WITH PSLs. They appreciate in value over time like money in the bank, and they help keep ticket prices manageable.
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    Re: Ticket price increase

    Well on the positive side, I think a lot of waiting list people will be bumped up to season ticket holders. My brother and I have four season tickets. To think we are going to have to shell out $936 for two meaningless preseason games makes me a little queasy.

    Kraft better make sure we get the third preseason game for that price. I definitely don't want want to shell out $117 a ticket to watch Matt Cassel go up against a bunch of future Walmart employees.
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    Where are all the people who make fun of us season ticket holders for not making enough noise?

    I thought those people would buy our tickets in a heartbeat?

    You can have mine as long as you send me a money order or certified check for $5,070. Personal checks will not be accepted.
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    Re: Ticket price increase

    Don't forget by March 31st and then more money for the playoffs (at even steeper prices) just before Christmas.

    Its always the ones who don't go who say "what's the big deal....Kraft is just doing what the market supports"....but the majority, if they had to write the check year after year, couldn't or wouldn't.

    And by the way, I have two tickets as well on the Pats side. I was told tonight the "true" value of Pats tickets are $250 per game since that is what you can get on e-bay and such. According to that "logic" the Patriots are actually selling lower than the true value. So, anyone with $5,000 grand certified check before March 31st for two tix, let me know.

    J D Sal
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    Where are your seats and how many do you have?
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    Re: Ticket price increase

    this just forces more tickets to ebay at inflated prices to off set the cost

    something I never have done but it is enticing to think selling 1 game could offset the increase
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    Re: Ticket price increase

    I'm in Section 135, Row 9. I have 3 tickets.
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    Will you accept an out-of-country, post-dated, bad check?

    Just kidding. I will PM you later.
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