The New England Patriots, also formally known as the Boston Patriots, are one of the 32 teams that currently comprise the National Football League. As one of the charter members of the American Football League, the Patriots joined the NFL when the two rival leagues merged in 1970. Over most of the first 30 years of the team’s history in the NFL, they would find modest success going to the Super Bowl twice, once in 1985 and then again in 1996, but would ultimately be known for there losing seasons. But since the hiring of Bill Belichick in 2000, the Patriots have turned into the most successful franchise in the past decade.
The team has won three Super Bowls since 2001, each of which was anchored by Hall-of-Fame quarterback Tom Brady. The success of the team has helped make the Patriots one of the most profitable franchises in the NFL. They opened a new stadium in 2002 and have a huge waiting list for season tickets. The success has also led to some controversy among fans, as the team has consistently had among the most expensive tickets in the game. Despite fan unhappiness, the demand for tickets has not wavered and the Patriots are often among TicketNews’s Top Sports Events.
Tickets for the New England Patriots upcoming play-off game, as well as tickets to several upcoming Major League Baseball Spring Training games are on sale throughout the weekend ending January 10 as compiled by TicketNews. Starting off this weekend are tickets to the New England Patriot’s upcoming AFC play-off... Read more
The New England Patriots, which have long taken a distinctly anti-ticket broker stance in the past, this week signed a travel package deal with Boston-based secondary ticket broker Ace Ticket. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the move marks a major shift for the team, which... Read more
Tickets for the upcoming national comedy tour from Chelsea Handler, as well as tickets for the upcoming 2010 NFL season, are on sale throughout the weekend ending June 21 as compiled by TicketNews. Kicking off this week’s onsales are tickets to upcoming shows from rockers Aerosmith. The band, back... Read more
Apparently realizing the two were at a legal stalemate, the New England Patriots and secondary ticket company Stubhub have settled their three-year-old dispute over Patriots tickets being scalped on the resale giant. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but essentially both sides will continue with their positions of... Read more
The legal maneuvering continues in the three-year-old lawsuit by the New England Patriots against StubHub, as the secondary ticketing company was reportedly dealt a blow recently to one of its arguments. StubHub unsuccessfully tried to argue that it should not be held responsible for the actions of its users... Read more
The New England Patriots, in an attempt to help preserve its control over the resale of its tickets, requested that TicketsNow remove the tickets from the company’s exchange, the team told TicketNews. The admission that the team was behind the move comes as little surprise because the Patriots have... Read more
Without offering a reason why, TicketsNow recently removed tickets to home games of the New England Patriots from its marketplace. In addition, the Illinois-based ticket company, the nation’s second-largest secondary ticketer according to TicketNews’s exclusive industry rankings, also mysteriously took down tickets to events in the Canadian Provinces of... Read more
When the New England Patriots took the field Sunday, Tom Brady was set to take the snaps for the Super Bowl contender. At the 7:38 mark of the first quarter it was Matt Cassell taking the snaps for a team whose season is now uncertain. Brady was hit on... Read more
Having “exhausted” all of its appeals, StubHub this month has begun updating the customer information it is providing the New England Patriots in the legal battle the two have waged for two years. StubHub President Chris Tsakalakis, in a recent email to ticket brokers, customers and others, explains that... Read more
As it continues its legal tussle with the New England Patriots over the resale of Pats tickets, StubHub has issued a statement calling the Patriots subpoenaing of ticket brokers regrettable and stressed that it would continue the fight. The two sides have been in court for more than a... Read more