Ticket prices to stay at same levels

Consistent with how they have managed ticket prices since Robert Kraft purchased the team in 1994, the Patriots will keep them at the same level for next season.

Spokesman Stacey James explained Saturday that the Patriots generally raise ticket prices every 3-4 years at a larger percentage, rather than a yearly increase at a smaller percentage.

Since 2002, when Gillette Stadium opened, there have been two increases from the original price of $99.

The team has some of the highest ticket prices in the NFL. Part of that is tied to the Patriots not having personal seat licenses for Gillette Stadium, and the fact that the stadium was privately financed.