Bills-Patriots playoff tickets are insanely cheap – CBS Boston

By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – Are the freezing forecasts scaring warm souls in western New York City to attend Saturday night’s Patriots-Bills playoff game at Orchard Park?

Ticket prices as of Thursday morning seem to indicate this is the case.

For some reason, Buffalo Bills fans – who have proudly flaunted their title of “Best Football Fans” on a billboard near Gillette Stadium for each of the past two years – aren’t too eager to look forward to it. travel to Highmark Stadium on Saturday to encourage the Hated Patriots Bills.

“You usually never see a playoff game this low,” Ace Ticket’s April Martin told WBZ-TV’s Zinnia Maldonado.

On the official Ticketmaster website, resale tickets are available at the 300 level of the stadium for under $ 30. Many more are available for under $ 40, as well as seating at the 200 level. Seating in the Lower Bowl is available for as low as $ 60, and some Lower Bowl tickets are face value of $ 150. are available for almost half that price, at $ 80 each.

On StubHub, some tickets are available starting at $ 26. Tickets for the bottom bowl end area are also available at $ 60.

All ticket resale sites have heaps of tickets listed for sale well below face value.

(All prices are those shown, before fees.)

(For some contrast, the cheapest tickets to the Bengals’ home playoff game are $ 199 on StubHub. The cheapest Bucs tickets are $ 188. In Dallas, a standing ticket starts at $ 160. Entrance fee to Kansas City is $ 106. Only the Rams, a city that always gets to grips with its new football teams, have low prices, but even their cheapest ticket on StubHub is $ 79.)

Even with the circumstances – the expected single-digit temperatures, COVID-19 restrictions making it harder for Canadian fans to cross the border to watch the game, general COVID-19 issues, and more. – this is a most bizarre situation. On the one hand, the explanation for the COVID concern doesn’t really fly, however, when nearly 65,000 people attended the Bills’ regular season finale against … the Jets. About the same number of people showed up for the Bills-Falcons game a week earlier. We would logically consider more demand for a playoff game.

And really, the cold doesn’t work as an excuse either. It’s Buffalo. It’s Lake Erie. It’s January. Of course, it’s a bit colder than the normal cold level, but… these people probably have jackets and mittens. It’s not like a cold snap hitting Jacksonville and leading to mass hysteria. It’s… Buffalo. Put on some snow pants, load up on hand and foot warmers, and stay overnight. It sounds like a fun time for a city that loves football.

On top of that, there’s also the fact that Bills fans haven’t had too many opportunities to attend home playoff games – or playoff games for that matter – for much of their time. life.

The Buffalo Bills hosted zero playoff matches from 1997 to 2020. Buffalo tickets play in zero playoff games from 2000 to 2016. The Buffalo Bills won no playoff games from 1996 to 2019.

The Bills ultimately won two playoff games last year – both at home, but with capacity restrictions – before losing in the AFC Championship game. And with an AFC field wide open this year, and with a hated divisional opponent in town for Game 1 of the playoffs (quite possibly the Bills’ only home game of these playoffs), it’s a little weird. for an excuse like “being cold” to apparently have an impact on so many Bills fans for the occasion.

As such … fans of the Bills who To do attending shouldn’t be a surprise if and when they find themselves interacting with a few more Patriots fans than they expected to see on a night like this. Inexpensive tickets and a quick 7-hour ride west will certainly prove to be an appealing choice for crazed Patriots fans who will certainly see this market oddity as a major opportunity.

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