Patriots To Raise Ticket Prices But Will Offer Perks
The New England Patriots already have the third-highest ticket prices in the National Football League, and Patriot fans are going to have to pay even more to enter Gillette Stadium in 2023.
But the news isn’t all bad.
The team informed season-ticket holders in an email last week that they plan to increase ticket prices stadium-wide for the upcoming season. While fans have seen some seats rise in price over the past 15 years, this is the first stadium-wide price hike since 2008.
To help ease the burden of more expensive tickets, the Patriots are adding some new parking offers to ticket holders. The Patriots spelled out the offers in the recent email:
1. Free general parking: To improve the efficiency of arriving traffic, parking will be free in all stadium-owned general parking lots (across Route 1 from the stadium).
2. Be paid to park: Those who choose to park in our 75-minute delayed release lot will earn a $50 Visa gift card when entering the lot.
3. Stadium-side prepaid parking: Season Ticket Members have the option to purchase an electronic and transferable season parking pass for $225 ($25 per game).
In a letter to season ticket holders earlier this offseason, team owners Robert and Jonathan Kraft promised “critical evaluations of all elements of our football operation as we strive to improve and return to the playoffs next year.” In addition to an overhaul of the coaching staff, a $225 million renovation of Gillette Stadium is expected to be finished by Week 1 next season. Improvements include a new scoreboard, hospitality and function areas and a redesign of the Stadium’s iconic lighthouse.
Anyone familiar with the nightmare that is access in and out of Gillette Stadium is sure to be intrigued by these new parking options. Hopefully they will lead to easier egress from the stadium and a better fan experience for Patriot fans.
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