FOXBORO — There will be a chance to buy tickets to Patriots games this year.

The scene at Gillette Stadium just before kickoff. (USA Today)

The scene at Gillette Stadium just before kickoff. (USA Today Sports)

FOXBORO — There will be a chance to buy tickets to Patriots games this year.

As has been the case in years past, a limited number of individual game tickets will be put on sale for the general public on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

When those tickets are sold, it will mark the 23rd consecutive season that the Patriots have sold out every game prior to the start of the season, extending the current streak to 249 consecutive games by season’s end. The streak began in 1994, the year Robert Kraft purchased the franchise, and includes preseason, regular season and postseason games.

The Patriots annually cap season ticket sales, leaving a limited number in reserve for Patriots fans who wish to purchase individual game tickets. All ticket orders will be processed exclusively through Ticketmaster. Tickets will not be sold at the Gillette Stadium Ticket Office.

Ticket orders can be completed online at Ticketmaster, or by phone by calling 800-745-3000. Visa, a Patriots and NFL sponsor, will once again be the only form of payment accepted to purchase Patriots tickets. Purchases will be limited to four tickets per game. In recent years, all tickets to regular season games sold out within minutes.

For wheelchair accessible seating, the number is 508-384-9191. The Patriots have once again limited sales to four tickets per game.

The Patriots will again use variable pricing for individual games. This season, there are different prices for four levels of games; preseason, premier, marquee and elite. To view a seating map of Gillette Stadium and additional ticket information, click here.

2016 PATRIOTS PRESEASON GAMES

Date                                           Opponent                          Time                          Affiliate        Network                                                

Thursday, Aug. 11                       New Orleans Saints            7:30 p.m. ET                  WBZ              Patriots Preseason Network

Thursday, Aug. 18                       Chicago Bears                     8:00 p.m. ET                  WBZ              Patriots Preseason Network

2016 PATRIOTS PREMIER GAMES

Date                                         Opponent                            Time                             Affiliate           Network                                          

Thursday, Sept. 22            Houston Texans             8:25 p.m. ET                   WBZ                  CBS/NFLN

Sunday, Oct. 2                          Buffalo Bills                        1:00 p.m. ET                          WBZ                  CBS

Sunday, Dec. 4                        Los Angeles Rams              1:00 p.m. ET                           WFXT                FOX*

Monday, Dec. 12               Baltimore Ravens           8:30 p.m. ET                    WCVB                ESPN

Saturday, Dec. 24                    New York Jets                     1:00 p.m. ET                           WBZ                  CBS*

 

2016 PATRIOTS MARQUEE GAMES

Date                                        Opponent                             Time                      Affiliate                Network                                          

Sunday, Sept. 18                         Miami Dolphins                  1:00 p.m. ET                  WBZ                  CBS

Sunday, Oct. 16                           Cincinnati Bengals              1:00 p.m. ET                  WBZ                  CBS*

 

2016 PATRIOTS ELITE GAME

Date                                            Opponent                                Time                    Affiliate          Network                                          

Sunday, Nov. 13                     Seattle Seahawks               8:30 p.m. ET            WHDH       NBC

* – Game time and network subject to possible flexible scheduling adjustment.

Bold indicates nationally televised prime time games

Blog Author: 
Mike Petraglia

The Patriots and Jacoby Brissett have reportedly come to an agreement on a four-year contract, according to multiple reports.

The 6-foot-4, 231-pound quarterback, who was a third-round pick of New England out of North Carolina State, is the last of the Patriots’ draft class to come to terms on a deal.

The Patriots and Jacoby Brissett have reportedly come to an agreement on a four-year contract, according to multiple reports.

The 6-foot-4, 231-pound quarterback, who was a third-round pick of New England out of North Carolina State, is the last of the Patriots’ draft class to come to terms on a deal.

For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.

Blog Author: 
Christopher Price

The Patriots announced Thursday 2016 training camp will open when veterans report on July 27, and the first practice will be held in front of the media and fans on July 28.

The Patriots announced Thursday 2016 training camp will open when veterans report on July 27, and the first practice will be held in front of the media and fans on July 28.

New England also confirmed that it would be holding joint practices with the Saints in Foxboro on Aug. 9 and 10 in advance of their preseason contest at Gillette on Aug. 11. It’s the first of two series of joint practices — the Patriots will also be conducting workouts with the Bears on Aug. 15 and 16 prior to their preseason game in Foxboro on Aug. 18.

In addition, the team also revealed at that the 2016 induction ceremonies for Kevin Faulk into the Patriots Hall of Fame will be held Mon., Aug. 1 at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and is held on the NRG Plaza outside The Hall at Patriot Place. Following the induction, the Patriots will host their annual in-stadium practice for Season Ticket Members and Foxborough residents inside Gillette Stadium at 7 p.m.  

For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.

Blog Author: 
Christopher Price

Former Patriots receiver Brandon LaFell has only been with the Bengals for a couple of months, but he already likes what he sees out of Andy Dalton, saying the Cincy quarterback is capable of reaching Tom Brady’s level of success.

Brandon LaFell and Tom Brady were teammates for two seasons in New England. (Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports)

Brandon LaFell and Tom Brady were teammates for two seasons in New England. (Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports)

Former Patriots receiver Brandon LaFell has only been with the Bengals for a couple of months, but he already likes what he sees out of Andy Dalton, saying the Cincy quarterback is capable of reaching Tom Brady’s level of success.

LaFell has only worked with Dalton for a handful of practice sessions this spring, but believes there’s a legitimate comparison to be made between the two signal-callers, saying one day, Dalton could be in the same conversation as Brady.

“If we continue to take the steps we’re making, Andy could be a similar player like that,” LaFell told reporters on Wednesday.

LaFell, who had 107 catches via Brady in his two seasons (14th on the all-time list of receptions from the New England quarterback) said there’s a comparison to be made between the two on and off the field.

“Everybody respects (Dalton) just like everybody respects Brady,” LaFell said. “How Brady demanded the best out of everybody, Andy’s doing the same thing here.

“Both of those guys are smart guys. They always have the offense in the right play. They’re always getting the ball to the right person at the right time. They’re two different offenses, but both of those guys are winners.”

LaFell struggled with health last season before he was cut loose by the Patriots, but he was a key part of the 2014 team, catching 74 passes for 953 yards and seven touchdowns in New England’s most recent Super Bowl season. (In two years with the Patriots, he had 111 catches, 1,468 yards and seven touchdowns.)

“Being around a good quarterback makes everybody else on the field job that much easier,” LaFell said of Dalton and Brady when asked about the importance of good quarterback play. “With them having so much knowledge of the game, knowledge of the offense and playing with a high level of confidence, it kind of slows the game down for everybody else. And for me coming in learning the playbook, he’s helping me out in the huddle, helping me out off the field. It’s making me go out there and know the offense now and just going out there and playing fast and not worrying about anything else because he’s so good.”

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Blog Author: 
Christopher Price

New Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett is making the rounds at ESPN on Wednesday, and he stopped by SportsCenter to talk about what he anticipates his role being with the New England offense, as well as the personality the Patriots can now feature at the tight end position.

“If you want Martin Lawrence or Will Smith, then you come to me. If you want Chris Farley or Mike Myers, you go to Gronk,” he said with a smile.

Bennett also talked about what it was like finding out he had been dealt to New England.

Blog Author: 
Christopher Price

It sounds like the Patriots and Saints are going to be getting together for some joint practices this summer.