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Bills-Patriots Playoff Tickets Super Cheap – CBS Boston

Written by Michael Hurley, CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – Will frigid expectations scare the hearty souls of western New York from attending the Patriots Bills playoff Saturday night at Orchard Park?

Ticket prices as of Thursday morning seem to indicate that’s the case.

For whatever reason, Buffalo Bills fans – who have proudly displayed their title as “Football’s Best Fan” on a billboard near Gillette Stadium every year for the past two years – aren’t too excited to head to Haymark Stadium on Saturday to cheer . Bills against the hated patriots.

From the official Ticketmaster website, some 300 level resale tickets are available from the stadium for less than $30. There are plenty of seats available for under $40, plus some level 200 seats. Lower bowl seats are available for as low as $60, and some lower bowl tickets are available at a face value of $150 for about half that price, at $80 a piece the one.

On StubHub, some tickets are available for as low as $26. The lower bowl end zone tickets are there to take at $60 as well.

“You usually don’t see a playoff at that low,” Ace Ticket’s April Martin told WBZ-TV anchor Zegna Maldonado.

All ticket resale sites have a large number of tickets listed for sale well below their face value.

(All prices are as displayed before fees).

(By contrast, the cheapest tickets for the Bengals playoff home run cost $199 on StubHub. The cheapest Bucs tickets are $188. In Dallas, room-only tickets start at $160. In Kansas, door-to-door tickets are 106 Only the Rams, a city still reacquainting with new soccer teams, has low prices, but even their cheapest tickets at StubHub are $79.)

Even with the conditions – expected single-digit temperatures, COVID-19 restrictions making it difficult for Canadian fans to cross the border to attend the match, public fears of COVID-19, etc. – this is the most unusual situation. For example, the explanation for COVID concerns doesn’t really fly, though, when nearly 65,000 people attended the regular-season Bills final against… the Jets. Roughly the same number of people participated in the Bills-Falcons game a week ago. One might logically imagine more demand for a playoff.

And really, the cold doesn’t work as an excuse either. It’s the buffalo. It is Lake Erie. It’s January. Sure, it’s little cooler It’s a normal level of cold, but…these people definitely have some jackets and gloves on. This is not like a common cold hitting Jacksonville and causing mass hysteria. It is… buffalo. Put on some snow pants, hold your hand and feet warm, and have a night. Sounds like a fun time for a football-loving city.

On top of that, there’s also the fact that Bills fans haven’t had many opportunities to attend home playoffs – or any playoffs for that matter – for a large part of their lives.

Buffalo Bills hosted zero Playoff matches 1997-2020. buffalo bills game In the zero-sum play-offs from 2000-2016. The Buffalo Bills won a zero playoff game from 1996-2019.

The Bills finally won two playoffs last year – both at home, but with capacity limitations – before losing in the AFC Championship. And with an Asian stadium wide open this year, and with a hated opponent in town in the opening game (quite likely to be the Bills’ only home game in the post-season), oddly enough, some excuse like “feeling cold” seems to make sense. To many Bills fans for the occasion.

As such … Bills fans who Act The attendees should come as no surprise if they find themselves interacting with a few more Patriots fans than they hope to see on a night like this one. Cheap tickets and a quick 7-hour drive westward are sure to be an attractive option for crazy Patriots fans who are sure to see this quaint market as a great opportunity.

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