The New England Patriots organization made an impressive move today that showed the football world why they are truly a world class outfit. Robert Kraft announced that reduced “family friendly” ticket prices for most of the 2010 regular season Patriots home games are being made available.
Kraft stated in the press conference “The economy appears to be recovering, but there are still many families that still have a tough road ahead of them. New England is still a victim of double-digit unemployment rates, people are struggling out there, and will continue to struggle. To help our friends within the Patriots fanbase in these troubling times, we have put together some discounted ticket packages. This is our way of saying thank you to our fans for continued seasons of sold out attendance.”
The discounted packages designed for a family of four will cost $175.00. The package includes 4 premium seating tickets accompanied by a coupon book that has discounts for the shops and restaurants of Patriot Place. The coupon book also had 4 tickets to The Patriots Hall of Fame: The Hall at Patriots Place and a parking pass.
Patriots President Jonathan Kraft said the “Patriots Family Pak” will not be available through any ticket agents. The only way to obtain one of these packages is through a lottery hosted on The Patriots website.
The Kraft Family has even come up with a plan for those people that the deeply discounted $175.00 is still too much. Ticket lottery winners that have proof of unemployment, hardship or other adverse circumstances will have the $175.00 fee waived.
Jonathan Kraft reflected on his treks to Foxboro as a child with his family as fans of The Patriots. The Patriots’ President added, “Now that we own the team, we want every family in New England to have the opportunity to have the same experience we had.”
“Patriots Family Paks” will account for roughly 1% of the available seating at Gillette Stadium per home game. That is approximately 700 seats of the 68,756 person capacity stadium. Robert Kraft said “this is a very small sacrifice for one family to make, that will make many other families extremely happy. Kraft added the packages may also be available for the post-season.