Patriots to Offer Free Parking at Home Games in 2020
The New England Patriots had their fans' safety in mind with their latest news to season-ticket holders.
In a letter obtained by PatriotMaven on Monday, the team announced to their season-ticket members that they will provide free parking at home games for the 2020 season.
"In order to show our appreciation for your commitment to the Patriots during this unique season -- and in acknowledgment that it will be different than any other season we have ever experienced together -- we want to share that we will provide free parking in all Gillette Stadium lots this year," the letter read. "From both a safety and convenience standpoint, we hope this will simplify one aspect of your game-day experience in 2020 and serve to express our gratitude for your support."
The organization is doing this to limit the amount of physical interactions happening on game day, some of which would occur between Gillette Stadium workers and fans who wanted to pay to park in the stadium parking lots.
New England also announced that ticketing and the stadium entry process will be facilitated through mobile ticketing moving forward.
The organization already sent out an email to season-ticket holders on June 20, saying that if they were at high risk of COVID-19 they would be permitted to give up their season tickets for the 2020 season and still be able to retain them for the 2021 season.
"If your age or an underlying health condition places you in a population that the CDC has identified as being at higher risk if illness from COVID-19, and you have decided you no longer desire to use your tickets for the 2020 season, you may defer your Season Ticket Membership. Please let us know by Friday, July 31, 2020, if you wish to defer. Your recent payment will be applied toward the 2021 season, or we will be happy to offer you a full refund."