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What to Know When Buying Patriots AFC Championship Game Tickets

Published Jan 18, 2012 / by Keith Hanson

The New England Patriots will host their third AFC Championship game in the last nine years on Saturday. If you're planning on making this your first AFC Championship game experience, here's what you'll want to know ahead of time.

Consider Pre-Paid Parking

The last thing you want to happen after you shell out $600 for tickets is to miss part of the game because you are driving around trying to find a parking spot. Consider using ParkWhiz for a guaranteed spot and lots that open at 11:00. Parking for RVs is also available in some lots and you can have your parking pass e-mailed. As of Wednesday morning, spots were still available for $82-$104.

Tickets Prices Aren't That Bad

Sure, there are the tickets in the second row behind the Patriots bench that are $1,00 apiece, but that's a bargain compared to NFC Championship game ticket prices. The cheapest seats as of Wednesday morning were $167 each and there were more than 500 tickets available for less than $241 (cheapest NFC tickets).

Compare AFC Championship ticket prices to find nearly 2,000 tickets available to the general public.

General Public Tickets Go On Sale Wednesday

Face value tickets go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. EST. Tickets are expected to sell-out within minutes, so you'll want to be in the virtual waiting room prior to 10 o'clock. These tickets will be available at

The Patriots Bench is on the East Side of the Stadium

This means you'll want to buy tickets in sections 104-115 to be on the Patriots sideline. There are 38 rows of seating throughout the lower level, while the second and third levels offer 27 and 26 rows of seating, respectively. View our Gillette Stadium Interactive Seat Map for a visual and for in-seat pictures.

See the difference between Section 110 (Lower Level) and Section 310 (Upper Level).

Check out Patriot Place Before or After the Game

Patriot Place sits adjacent to Gillette Stadium and boasts more than one million square feet of shopping, dining and entertainment. Enjoy a Sam Adams and clam chowder while watching the pre or post-game show on a 360 square-foot projection wall and then take the short walk over to the stadium for the game. Check out all of Pariot Place's dining options.

Helpful Links

Gillette Stadium Seat Ratings and Reviews
Gillette Stadium Interactive Seating Chart
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