How big will Patriots-Buccaneers game be? ‘Biggest regular-season ticket in history’


The 2021 NFL schedule will be released Wednesday night and one of the most anticipated games on it will be the Patriots hosting the Buccaneers.

Obviously, it will be Tom Brady’s return to Gillette Stadium for the first time since he left the organization after 20 years last offseason.

There have been internet rumors of when the game might be (Thanksgiving, Week 4), but no one really knows for sure. But, no matter when the game is, it surely will generate tons and tons of interest with people doing whatever they can to secure a ticket.

“Biggest regular-season ticket in history for any sporting event,” Ace Ticket CEO Jim Holzman said.

And that's not just among Boston sports, that's every league, nationwide.

There simply won’t be many tickets available and a heavy demand, which means prices will skyrocket.

“This is going to be what every single person wants for their birthday,” Holzman said. “Who wouldn’t want to go to this game? We never got to say goodbye to Tom Brady. It’s your last chance to see him at home. He never got a sendoff, and who is going to give up their seat? I think when you put those together, like who wants to give up their seat?”

It’s expected tickets will first appear on Ace’s website by the end of the week and will obviously not last.

Given all that has taken place over the last year in the sports industry, and particularly the secondary ticket market industry, this is a sign things are beginning to return to normal.

“My industry is coming out of a major pandemic, which completely crashed our industry. It’s crazy to think anything is going to sell for crazy money, but it is going to happen,” Holzman said. “Tickets are going to be really hard to get. Everyone is going to want to go. We don’t really know where it’s going to go, or what the market is going to be. Everyone wants to go and when everyone wants to go, it usually results in high ticket prices.”

The schedule is officially set to be revealed Wednesday night at 8 p.m.

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