FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots will host the AFC Championship game for the third time in franchise history when they play the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. It is the second time in four years that the game will be played at Gillette Stadium. On Wednesday, January 16, a limited number of tickets will be available to be purchased beginning at 9:00 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Visa, a proud sponsor of the National Football League and the New England Patriots, will be the only form of payment accepted.
All ticket orders will be processed through Ticketmaster. Tickets will NOT be sold at the Gillette Stadium Ticket Office. Ticket orders can be processed online at **www.ticketmaster.com** or by phone. Ticketmaster phone numbers vary by area code, please check your local listings. In the greater Boston area, please call (617) 931-2222 or (508) 931-2222. Once again, all phone and online orders must be made exclusively with a Visa credit card.
Patriots season ticket holders were allowed to purchase their playoff tickets well in advance of the playoffs. On Tuesday, Jan. 15, over 55,000 fans on the Patriots season ticket wait list will have an opportunity to purchase those tickets through an advanced private sale. Any remaining tickets, plus a limited number of pre-held individual ones, will be made available to the public through Ticketmaster beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Since Gillette Stadium opened in 2002, the Patriots have hosted six playoff games and remain undefeated in those games. On Jan. 18, 2004, the last time the Patriots hosted an AFC Championship Game, the Patriots delighted a capacity crowd at Gillette Stadium with a 24-14 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. The Patriots' 31-20 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars last week was the 10th consecutive victory home playoff victory since Robert Kraft purchased the franchise in 1994, which is the second longest home playoff win streak in NFL history. Overall, the Patriots own a league-best 10-1 record in home playoff games. Their only loss at home was in 1978.
Details for the sale are listed below:
|Sale Date:||Wednesday, January 16, 2008|
|Time:||9:00 a.m. EST|
|Where:||Ticketmaster Phone Center or on-line at www.ticketmaster.com|
|Phone #:||(508) 931-2222 or (617) 931-2222|
|Prices:||Ticket prices are set by the NFL and are available in the following price categories; $179, $140, $125 and $100|
Limits: There will be a 2-ticket limit per person.