The New England Patriots are once again in the AFC Championship, and quarterback Tom Brady continues to add to his legend, cementing his spot in the Hall of Fame and as the best quarterback of all-time.
However, Brady isn’t in Canton yet. So if you want to talk to a current Hall of Famer and see the Patriots – should they get to the Super Bowl for the third time in four seasons – NFLOnLocation.com has just the package for you. The company, the official seller of Super Bowl LII tickets, recently rolled out its “Hall of Fame” package, which can get you up-close-and-personal with three Hall of Famers as well as in the stadium on Feb. 4 in seats of your choice for the NFL’s biggest event. Starting at $6,299, the Hall of Fame package is less expensive than just a ticket to the game. According data from TicketIQ.com, the average asking price on the secondary market for a seat at U.S Bank Stadium was $8,041 as of Jan. 17.
The Hall of Fame package includes tickets and access to a hospitality suite where fans can rub elbows with NFL all-time leading rusher Emmitt Smith, former Vikings and Seahawks defensive tackle John Randle and former Bears defensive tackle Dan Hampton. The package also includes a ticket to a Pre-Game Party where Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson will perform and a pre-game hospitality area with a menu developed by chef Andrew Zimmern of the Travel Channel hit “Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations.”
What makes NFLOnLocation.com’s packages particularly unique is that they offer fans the ability to select their own seats and pick packages with options that suit them. For Patriots fans who don’t want to get left out in the cold (literally, it’s Minneapolis, after all), NFLOnLocation.com has five packages still available, ranging in price from $6,299 (300-level seats plus the pre-game party) to $13,499 (field-level seats, pre-game party, post-game field access and other goodies).
The two least expensive packages – the Bronze and Hall of Fame – are currently priced nearly $2,000 below the cost of a ticket alone on the secondary market. The $8,041 asking price for Super Bowl tickets is the most expensive since TicketIQ.com began tracking data. The next priciest ticket was for 2015 Patriots-Seahawks game, for which fans paid an average of $6,104.
Given those prices, Sunday’s AFC Championship against the Jaguars looks cheap – though the game will be the most expensive in the history of the AFC. The average asking price is about 10 percent of the cost of a Super Bowl ticket on the secondary market. According to data from TicketIQ.com, the average asking price for AFC Championship tickets is $1,102. Comparatively, the average asking price for Sunday’s NFC Championship between Minnesota and Philadelphia is currently $1,280, making both of this weekend’s games the most expensive Conference Championship tickets in history.
While the Patriots are favored to win the AFC Championship (when are they not?), the Jaguars present a unique challenge. Through the regular season, Jacksonville had the best pass defense in the NFL, and in two playoff games, its offense has ramped up its game with rookie running back Leonard Fournette making history and quarterback Blake Bortles proving he’s not only mobile but can think on his feet.
The Patriots counter with, of course, Brady, the most decorated, calm, intelligent, experienced quarterback in the league and an offense that was the best in the NFL during the regular season. Besides that, New England has history – and home field – on its side. The Patriots have been a fixture in the postseason for more than two decades, and have played in 12 AFC Championships, winning eight, since 1996.