Tom Brady's return drives Buccaneers-Patriots prices to regular-season high for New England

Tom Brady looks back on his time with Bill Belichick, the Patriots, but is focused on defeating them. (1:13).
FOXBOROUGH (Mass.) According to Vivid Seats, the average price for tickets to see Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, face the New England Patriots Sunday night is $1101. This makes it one of the most expensive tickets to any sporting event in Boston.

It is only Game 7 of 2019 Stanley Cup Final, when the St. Louis Blues defeated the Boston Bruins. This game was averaging $1,887 per Vivid Seats.

Other Boston-based games that have the highest average ticket prices are Game 5 of 2019 Stanley Cup Final ($938), and Game 6 of 2013 World Series ($911) when the Boston Red Sox won the title over the St. Louis Cardinals. This was the first time the Red Sox had won the title at Fenway Park since 1918.

The Most In-Demand Patriots Tickets, Past 10 Year Game Opponent Avg. Super Bowl LII Eagles Cost $4,722 Super Bowl LIII Rams $3,091 Super Bowl LI Falcons $2,665 Super Bowl XLVIII Seahawks $ 2,686 Week 4 Bucs $1.101 2017 AFC Title Jaguars Week 12 Cowboys $517 2017 Week 11 Chiefs $605 2018 week 9 Packers $583 -- Vivid Tickets

The capacity of seats can affect the average ticket price. TD Garden has 17,565 seats for Bruins games, while Fenway Park holds 38,447 for the World Series game. Gillette Stadium is the Patriots' home. It holds 65,878.

Vivid Seats reports that the Buccaneers/Patriots match ranks sixth in the most-requested game in New England since Brady joined the NFL in 2000. It is behind Super Bowls against Philadelphia Eagles (LII), $4,722, Los Angeles Rams (4,091) and Atlanta Falcons (3,665), Seattle Seahawks (2,686), New York Giants (2,660)

Brady stated on Thursday that he doesn't think about Sunday seeing any Patriots player.

Brady stated, "I'm going to just try to do the same thing I always do: Go to be a great quarterback." "Obviously, I know the opponent. All those guys are my friends. They are some of my best friends and will remain so for the rest of their lives. I am familiar with many coaches, players, owners, and staff. While it will be wonderful to see everyone after, I am focusing on winning a football game.

Brady is the MVP of all sports who has returned to their home cities in 15 years. Vivid Seats reports that Kevin Durant's first Oklahoma City contest was the most expensive. He had just joined the Golden State Warriors in February 2017, at an average cost of $320 per ticket.

Peyton Manning's 2013 return to face the Indianapolis Colts was the most expensive NFL ticket at $267. The average ticket price for Brett Favre's 2009 return to Green Bay Packers game was $212 per Vivid Seats.