Football is back! (Almost). Starting Monday, you’ll be able to purchase tickets for the upcoming Patriots 2018 season. Even though the first game isn’t till September fans are ready for football here in Western Massachusetts.
Western Massachusetts is ready to see their Patriots on the field. In a matter of days, the New England Patriots will be taking the field for the official start of training camp.
A limited number of individual game tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. You can buy them through the Ticketmaster website, or by calling 800-745-3000. Just like in previous years, tickets are limited to four per game. For the past 25 seasons, the Patriots have sold out every game prior to the start of the season.
With tickets on sale and preseason right around the corner, preparations for football are already underway at The Rumbleseat in Chicopee. 22News spoke with Rumbleseat owner William Stetson who’s been a Patriots season ticket holder for many years.
He told 22News football season is one of his favorite times of the year as a fan and bar owner.
“Regardless of whether the Patriots win the Super Bowl, lose in the championship game whatever it is, the excitement for football grows and grows every single year, people are getting amped up it’s exciting,” Stetson told 22News.
The Patriots are coming off a year where they went 13-3 won the AFC Championship and made their tenth Super Bowl appearance. Fans told 22News they’re still expecting a lot of success for the upcoming season.
“What other teams can bring people together like the Patriots?” Mike Howland of Hampden asked. “Everybody loves coming to a place like this it’s always packed during football season, people just love it.”
The team will head back to the field on Thursday for the official start of training camp.
The first four practices are scheduled for July 26-July 29 at 9:15 a.m. To watch your favorite players get ready for the upcoming season, just head to the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium up to an hour before practice is scheduled to start! Training camp practices are free and open to the public.
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