Tom Brady’s return to New England is the hottest ticket in the NFL

Tom Brady, New England Patriots. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Tom Brady, New England Patriots. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

To no one’s surprise, Tom Brady has become the center of attention again. This time, it’s because of his highly anticipated return to Foxborough.

The most expensive ticket in the NFL this year isn’t Chiefs-Eagles or any Chiefs game, actually. It’s Week 1’s matchup between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles.

Pats fans hoping to secure a cheap upper level ticket to see their team’s first game of the 2023 season were derailed by the return of the one, the only, Tom Brady.

New England recently announced that Brady would be returning to Gillette Stadium to be honored by the team in Week 1, and those tickets have since skyrocketed in price. It will mark the first time Brady make an appearance in Foxborough ever since he and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers played against the Pats in 2021.

Just how much will it cost to see the G.O.A.T. back home?

According to Gametime, the median ticket price for the Pats’ Week 1 game is $1,165.

Tom Brady’s homecoming in New England will cost fans a pretty penny

Based on that same website, the Las Vegas Raiders are curiously one of the marquee top teams; five Raiders home games reside in the top-10 of the most expensive games.

That could be due to the fireworks that came at the end of last season’s Patriots-Raiders matchup in Vegas. For those who need a quick refresher: Pats wideout Jakobi Meyers tried to keep the play alive with no time left on the clock, and he threw the ball right into the hands of Raiders’ Chandler Jones. Jones easily bulldozed past the scrawny Mac Jones and scored the game winning touchdown.

Sin City nonetheless has nothing on a generational Pats legend as Brady returns to his home, his stadium, and where he was for a majority of his NFL career: the top of the world.

It’s unclear as to what Robert Kraft and the Pats franchise have in store as far as celebrations surrounding the seven-time Super Bowl champion, though they’ve likely been planning this for quite some time. There were rumors that New England might try to sign Brady to a one-day contract earlier this offseason just so that he could retire as a Patriot, but the relationship between him and his former team seems to have soured ever since he left for Tampa Bay.

Who would have guessed a ticket to a Patriots game would cost the same as a Taylor Swift ticket? Long live Tom Brady.

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