Krafts: 97 percent season ticket renewal

In a letter delivered to Patriots season-ticket holders today, owner Robert Kraft and president Jonathan Kraft relayed that 97 percent of the team's season-ticket holders renewed for 2011.

That provided the answer to one big question entering the lockout: Would it turn away the team's season-ticket holders?

"We would like to thank you and all of our season ticket holders for your incredible support and trust over the past five months," the letter read. "Despite the uncertainty and frustration around the labor dispute, over 97 percent of our season ticket holders renewed for 2011. We want you to know that we do not take this for granted and we are dedicated to remain worthy of this tremendous support. ..."