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  6. Read this before, as I am a keen redditor. But soooo glad I stumbled on this again.
  7. So this year's road trip for me and the wife are

    Giants@Tampa

    Pats@Tampa

    Jets@Pats

    1. ronthepat

      ronthepat

      TICKETS SORTED FOR JETS GAME AND HOTEL BOOKED FOR DIVISIONAL ROUND JUST IN CASE:D

  8. Best Seats at Gillette

    Do we know a date for when the tickets are on sale yet?
  9. Best Seats at Gillette

    I was sent this recently. Not cheap!
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    It was via the Patriots website and all done over the phone with their front office. They're basically sold as 'corporate days'. The tailgate was awesome with masses of great food, all you can drink bar, Pats Alumni, cheerleaders, freebies everywhere and VIP access to the stadium. Cool day out We sat talking to Bob Perryman (he of Lisa Olsen fame) and his brother. Bob was a bit of a twat but his brother was a blast. PS - I'd attach a flyer for the one I went to (downloaded from the Pats site back then) but I can't see how to do that here.
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    That was cool, were they resold tickets or official Ticketmaster tickets? Our game was vs Broncos. How was the tailgate? Nothing compared to the UK Pats tailgates I bet.... ?
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    WOW - $588!!! In 2014 we 'only' paid $425 for a Marquee game (Jets on Thursday night) with tailgate party in the Dana Barber Field House. (Premier games were $400)
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    I greatly appreciate the comments.
  14. Best Seats at Gillette

    Each to his or her own. I like to be in the 100's, as close to the field as possible - I like to smell the FieldTurf to coin a phrase. Yes - you end up watching large chunks of the game on the video screens when the play is at the other end of the field. But if I want the best view, I'll watch it on TV. I want to see the speed of the game and to hear and see the big hits close up. I want to see myself on TV. And every now and again, see the crucial score in almost touching distance.
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    I have been going for a couple of years and I have been in the 100's most of the time. I think the best seats we've had, in my opinion, was when we sat in the "Lower level sideline" (Goal line) on Patriots Sideline in 2011 for the Colts game. We had seats in Section 105, row 8, and they were fabulous!! We had a great view over the end zone on our side of the field, though I admit that there was a little inferior view over the opposite end zone. (as Howard so rightly points out in the above post ) But we could feel the action and really hear/feel the hits. Unfortunately, this happened to be the season when Peyton was injured, and Colts went 2-14 resulting in the drafting of Luck, so my plan of seeing the two great ones square it off didn't go as planned... Let's say that watching Dan Orlovsky, though putting up 21 points to Pats 31, wasn't really the same as it would have been to watch Peyton Manning :-) (though we made up for that, managing to see Pats playing Denver Broncos in 2014, that time we had seats in the opposite corner, Section 127 row 21, which was a similar experience, well, without the smell of sweat from the field ) The prices for the tickets from our first game in 2009 to our latest game in 2014 (except for the absolute latest which was with the UKPatriots Roadtrip in 2015 where we sat in section 329, row 5 and 6, and the ticket was face value I believe) has had a ridiculous rise. Remember though that I am talking about the prices of the ticket reselling companies, as getting tickets through the "official" channels hasn't really been possible. There are the releases of the "Individual game tickets", and I must admit that I haven't really tried that option as I have always aimed for specific games for different reasons, and I haven't seen those games mentioned among the offered tickets. In 2009 we were in section 126, row 18 and cost $196 a pop (even then, pretty steep). In 2010 we were in section 126 row 17, same price. In 2011 we were, as previously mentioned, in section 105 row 8 and here we can see a slightly higher price. These tickets cost $267 per person. Perhaps because it is Pats sideline and slightly more to the sideline than before. In 2014 we were back in the opposing team sideline/corner, in section 127, row 21 and suddenly the tickets were $588 per person. Sure, it was probably classified as an "Elite" game, but still And I'm pretty sure that many of the members here can testify that the prices today compared when some of them started watching games back in the 80's or 90's are crazy expensive. Here you have a the official seating map. http://library.kraftsportsgroup.com/2017_SeatingMap_Pricing.pdf Good luck with your game planning and attending. I will assure you that you will have a ball, there is just no comparing watching a game on television and walking into Gillette Stadium. Perhaps you have been to Wembley for a game or two, perhaps even one or both of the Pats games as I have, but you can't just imagine the feeling of 65000 people chanting "Brady, Brady, Brady" or "D#, D#, D#" until you have experienced it. (I realise that you being from the UK, you have probably seen one or two soccer games, and your stadiums are pretty impressive as well, so you might have experienced "many-spectator-sports" before, but now we're talking Patriots Football ) Or that time in 09, when all of a sudden, the audience started singing the theme song from Cheers during a break. That was truly amazing and still gives me the chills thinking about it... Hope to perhaps see you on a future road trip, but enjoy your 30th birthday game in the meantime!
  16. Hi all. Can anyone point me in direction of a company that arrange these trips? I'm looking to take the wife to Boston and hopefully go to the game v dolphins. Thought it would be easier if there was a company who arranged it rather than booking it all seperately? Went to Miami 18 months ago for the bills game and bought tickets through ticketmaster. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated
  17. Hi all. Looking to go to my first Pats game in October as planned a visit to New York/Boston at the same time. Have read the best chances of getting a ticket are using Ace Tickets or Stub Hub. No problem doing this and realise it will be a premium. One question though - does anybody know if its best to get online ASAP and secure a seat or just wait until nearer the time? Wasn't sure if more tickets go online nearer game time and prices come down at all or better seats available? Thanks.
  18. Just booked up flight and hotel for the Miami game in November, can't wait
  19. That's my mind made up, if the UK Patriots will have me i'm there. Loves the TB12 curse videos, it would be such a Tom Brady thing to do if he had an absolute stormer the year he is meant to have the Madden curse..
  20. Yes, you better get on it now. EA are tempting fate by making him the cover athlete on this seasons Madden! http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/tom-brady-laughs-at-curses-graces-cover-of-ea-sports-madden-18-goat-edition/
  21. Hello all, also new to the site and keen to get involved with discussion and a trip this year, despite his glorious backhand to Father Time I I fear my time may be running out to see the GOAT playing in the flesh. Pats fan from Portsmouth.
  22. Best Seats at Gillette

    The "best" seats at Gillette depend on whet you are looking for. My seats are in Sec 306, Row 11, on the goal line. We see the plays developing but don't have a feel for the speed and physicality of the game, but at my age it's getting tougher every year to see what's happening at the other end of the field. The lower you go the more you can feel the speed and physicality better but might lose your down-field perspective if you are too low. FWIW, my suggestion would be to keep away from the corners and if you get access to the 100s down low don't take them.
  23. Also in Boston for the Chargers game so hopefully the Road Trip will be this one. As above, any assistance useful??
  24. Best Seats at Gillette

    As has been said the seats are expensive even more so at field level, I've always gone for the 200 mid level when I've gone to individual games in 1 of the corners. Its a good view of the whole field without being too high up. I agree also agree with what has been said about the Hall & Pro shop they are rammed on game day & if you buy anything you will have to take it back to a car as you can't take big bags into the stadium. You will definitely need a car by the way for the best experience, there is only 1 train on game day & it arrives very close to kick off & leaves promptly after the game so gives no chance to do anything.
  25. How to get tickets for a Patriots Home Game

    As jcuza says the resale sites are not cheap.I have also scrawled through them for tickets for the chargers game and thought they were quite expensive. I need two tickets for both me and my son,it will be our first visit to Foxboro.Does anyone think they may reduce the prices or should I just go ahead and buy them now.Are there any particular sites to avoid,the ones I have looked at were seatgeeks,ace and stubhub. As I do not drive,I am thinking about taking the train from Boston on the Saturday and doing the tour at patriot place plus stocking up on souvenirs in the pro shop. On the day of the game we are going to take the Patriot train. Could anyone advise how long we should allow to do the tour? Also is the Patriot train reliable on getting there in good time and more importantly is 30 minutes after the game sufficient time to get back to the train if we stay to the end? Looking forward to our trip and hopefully see the pats continue there rich vein of form!!! Any advice on the above would be very much appreciated.
  26. Going to be in Boston for the Chargers game. Hopefully everyone selects that as the RT game. If not though, does anybody know if the likes of stub-hub prices come down a bit after general sale? Cheapest currently is $235ish, I've bought from stub-hub and vivid seats before and don't remember prices being that high. Is it worth paying a deposit to get on the wait list & trying to get tickets through the wait list pre-sale? Will probably need 4 tickets. Any advice anyone has would be awesome!
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