How to Get New England Patriots Season Tickets
If you consider yourself a die-hard fan of the National Football League, there’s a good chance that you’ve thought about purchasing season tickets before.
Season tickets are a fantastic way for die-hard fans to enjoy as much live football as possible throughout an NFL season, as they guarantee access to at least two preseason games and eight regular season matchups.
One of the toughest season tickets to get around the league is the New England Patriots, which shouldn’t come as much of a surprise given the team’s unprecedented run of success over the past two decades.
If you’re interested in buying Patriots season tickets, we have you covered with a quick guide on everything you need to know to get your hands on those elusive tickets.
Benefits of Season Tickets
Before we get into our guide on how to buy season tickets for the Patriots, we thought it’d be a good idea to do a quick rundown of the benefits of having season tickets.
Access to Playoff tickets
Season ticket holders are given the first right of refusal for playoff tickets before they go on sale to the general public
The league offers a few perks of its own to season ticket holders, including free access to NFL RedZone, a discount at the NFL’s online shop and access to the league’s Ticket Exchange.
Perks from the Patriots
Pats season ticket holders are given a few unique benefits from the team, including Draft parties, away game viewing parties, Gillette Stadium event/concert presales and a discount to the team’s official pro shop at Patriot Place.
How to Purchase Patriots Season Tickets
Given the team’s incredible amount of success over the past 20 years, it’s no surprise that the Patriots have sold out all their tickets for every game since 1994. The Patriots created a season ticket waiting list in the mid-1990s to give fans the opportunity to purchase season tickets when they become available.
Fans who wish to be put on the waiting list can do so by creating an account on the team’s website and making a $100 deposit for each season ticket they desire. Fans can make deposits for two or four tickets. These deposits are refundable if you wish to be removed from the list, and they are deducted from the cost of your first year of season tickets once you are selected.
The current waiting list is said to be over 60,000 people long, which could take upwards of 15 years to get through. For the 2019 season, it’s been reported that there was a renewal rate of 99 percent, which is a slight increase from the team’s usual rate of 96 percent.
With that being said, being a member on the waitlist has its benefits, including access to visiting team ticket returns, special Patriots ticket presales and playoff ticket access (if tickets are still available after the season ticket holder’s presale).
Season Ticket Pricing Information
Back in 2014, the Patriots switched their season tickets to “variable pricing” which means that the team charges different prices for different games based on who the team is playing. The team’s eight home games are broken down into four categories “preseason games,” “premier games,” “marquee games” and “elite games.”
Here’s the pricing information for each seat at Gillette Stadium for the 2019 season.
|Seating Section||Preseason Games (2)||Premier Games (4)||Marquee Games (2)||Elite Games (2)||Total Price|
|Lower Level Midfield||$95||$195||$225||$265||$1,950|
|Lower Level Sideline||$87||$179||$205||$245||$1,790|
|Lower Level Corner/End Zone||$71||$135||$160||$174||$1,350|
|Mezzanine Level Corner||$65||$129||$155||$167||$1,290|
|Upper Level Midfield||$55||$105||$125||$135||$1,050|
|Upper Level / Lower Ring||$45||$89||$105||$117||$890|
|Upper Level Corner||$37||$75||$88||$100||$750|
Patriots season ticket holders are sent an invoice for their seats for the upcoming season in early March, with payment due to the team by the end of the month.
Playoff tickets become available to purchase for season ticket holders around the first week in January, about one week before the team’s first playoff game.
Personal Seat Licenses
Unlike a growing number of sports franchises in the United States, the New England Patriots opted not to sell personal seat licenses when building Gillette Stadium in the early 2000s. This means that prospective season ticket buyers only have to put down an initial deposit of 100 dollars per seat in order to eventually buy season tickets.
Want to see the Patriots play in person this season? Check out their full schedule + tickets here, or view upcoming games below. Don’t forget to use code NFL20 at checkout to save $20 off your purchase of $100 or more!