Cold weather football games have been a staple in the NFL playoffs for decades now. Another one seems to be on the horizon as the weather in Buffalo is expected to be in the single digits on Saturday night. That is when the New England Patriots take on the Bills in an AFC Wild Card matchup.
The frigid cold weather forecast in Buffalo is causing ticket prices for the game to drastically drop. It's a bit surprising given the Buffalo fan base has built a reputation for filling Highmark Stadium every time the Bills play.
Patriots-Bills Ticket Prices
Tickets in the upper levels can be found on StubHub for as low as $30 and there is a ton of available seats listed for $60 or less. That is a cheap price to pay to watch two of the AFC's best battle it out in a win-or-go-home contest. It looks like many fans are opting to watch at home instead.
The weather forecast for Saturday night projects the temperature to reach as low as just 5 degrees. However, the low wind gusts are not expected to make much of an impact and there is only a slight chance of precipitation.
For reference, the lowest listed seat available for the Raiders-Bengals game is $188 and a standing room only ticket costs $106 for the Steelers-Chiefs game. Both of those matchups will be played in an outdoor stadium with temperatures projected to be below freezing.
It'll be interesting to see if New England fans snatch these tickets while they can in an attempt to lessen the value of home-field advantage. For now, the Bills head into this AFC Wild Card game as small 4-point home favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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