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Tom Brady tribute game is the highest-priced NFL duel in 2023: How much do tickets cost?

If you're interested in witnessing the New England Patriots' inaugural home game of the season against the Philadelphia Eagles, be prepared to pay a hefty price. As of resale site data, this Week 1 matchup has become the costliest ticket for the entire 2023 NFL season.

The reason behind this extraordinary demand is the Patriots' tribute to their former star quarterback, Tom Brady, who is destined for the Hall of Fame. Understandably, fans in New England are eager to witness this special occasion firsthand.

According to ESPN, the average ticket price for the game stands at $807. In comparison, the second most expensive game of the season, as of Week 5, features the San Francisco 49ers taking on the Dallas Cowboys, with an average ticket price of $501.

Ticket prices for the Patriots' home opener range from $626 to nearly $5,000 (excluding fees) on Ticketmaster. On Vividseats, the cheapest available tickets start at $550, while the most expensive ticket reaches a staggering $18,660. StubHub offers tickets priced over $18,000 for the event, with the least expensive option at $510.

In recognition of Brady's immense contributions to the franchise during his two-decade tenure, the Patriots have invited him to be honored by the team and their fans. This event, dubbed the "Thank You Tom Game," has generated excitement among supporters, with the team tweeting "12 is coming home."

"This will be the first time fans in New England will have a chance to show their appreciation for the GOAT, and I'm happy to tell you that I've invited him back to be with us at the opening game," Robert Kraft stated. "He gave us great service for over 20 years, and I believe he's the greatest player in the history of the game."

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