The New England Patriots are entering the offseason coming straight off their fifth Super Bowl win. The team's come-from-behind victory over the Atlanta Falcons plus recent developments (Deflategate, anyone?), has led to it reaching an all-time high in popularity — look no further than last month's Super Bowl parade throught Boston.
Naturally, the team could have taken financial advantage by increasing the ticket prices for the team's at least 10 home games of the 2017 season (two preseason plus eight regular season). However, acording to Pro Football Talk, the Patriots opted not to change ticket prices compared to their 2016 campaign.
According to the report, this marks the third time since 2003 that New England will not increase ticket prices after winning a Super Bowl. The Patriots kept prices flat after their victories in Super Bowls XXXVIII, XLIX and now LI, only making tickets more expensive after winning Super Bowl XXXIX. This makes New England one of only two teams — the New York Giants after Super Bowl XLVI being the other — over the last 13 years not to change prices after a world championship.
Despite keeping prices on the same level, Gillette Stadium is still expected to be one of the most cost-intensive venues in the NFL next year. Last season, for example, the stadium's average ticket price of $130.7 ranked second in the league behind only the Chicago Bears' $131.9.