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Tickets for Tom Brady’s return to New England with Buccaneers going for bonkers record prices

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It was only common sense that Tom Brady’s return to New England to face the Patriots as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would bring about some truly staggering ticket prices. With the game officially announced for Oct. 3 and tickets now on sale, the numbers are coming in … and they are ridiculous.

While the ticket prices aren’t at Super Bowl levels, they’re currently on track to be unprecedented for a regular-season NFL game. Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson has some of the details:

According to multiple ticket brokers across major platforms and online marketplaces, the first wave of “get in” pricing for the game — which tracks the cheapest tickets to gain entry to a stadium — pushed Brady’s Foxborough return to the richest initial pricing in history: Anywhere from $1,400 to $1,500 for the worst seats in the house.

This initial Buccaneers vs. Patriots ticket price was nearly double the next most expensive game on the schedule, which is the Las Vegas Raiders’ home opener against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football. The Raiders have the hottest overall ticket in the NFL, with the Patriots coming in second.

While this “get in” pricing for Brady’s return has dipped to around $1,100 on some platforms, that’s still at record-breaking levels. ESPN’s Adam Schefter offered up more info on these bonkers ticket prices thanks to data from Vivid Seats:

Of course, it’s no surprise that tickets for this Buccaneers vs. Patriots showdown are going for astronomical levels, especially after Tom Brady won another Super Bowl last season. Brady is the GOAT and is a legend in New England after playing there for two decades, winning six Super Bowls over that span.

Plus, after limited fans in the stands last season, people are itching to get back out to Gillette Stadium (and all other stadiums) to see a live game. And they’re willing to pay a pretty penny to do it.