Want to watch Tom Brady in his return vs. the Cincinnati Bengals on Oct. 16? You’ll have to shell out $837 according to Forbes.com.
Brady, suspended for the first four games of the season for his role in that pesky Deflategate scandal, is not allowed to be at Gillette Stadium or communicate with coaches during his time off.
People are clamoring for his return, though, as evidenced by those ticket prices. According to Forbes, the estimate comes from TicketIQ, “which works with more than 50 sports teams to help them analyze and sell their tickets directly to fans.”
Want to know how this one ranks among other sporting events? According to Barry’s Tickets, to watch Brady you’ll pay more than you would have for the following:
- 2012 BCS National Championship Game
- 2012 London Olympics: Swimming Finals
- Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
And, according to me, this ticket will cost you more than:
- My monthly mortgage
- Four months of my car payment
- 167 Caramel Mocchiato’s from Starbucks
Brady fought tooth-and-nail vs. the NFL against claims he engaged in a scheme to intentionally deflate footballs prior to the 2015 AFC Championship Game against the Colts. The Patriots won that game, 45-7, and went on to win the Super Bowl. He was suspended last May when NFL attorney Ted Wells found evidence that it was more probable than not that he did deflate footballs.