Patriots season ticket holders wanting to renew their tickets for the 2011 season have until the final day of this month to do so. And while some folks are no doubt worried about making that sort of financial commitment given the current uncertainty surrounding this season, the team and the NFL have made provisions in the event that games are lost.
The league-wide policy, as outlined in a letter sent out with renewal notices, is as follows:
1. We will provide you a full refund for any canceled preseason or regular season home games.
2. If any games are missed, refunds will be paid no later than 30 days after final determination of how many games will actually be played
during the 2011 NFL season.
3. You may choose to receive your refund either in the form of a check or credit. We will contact you if any games are canceled to determine how you would like to receive your refund.
4. Simple interest, calculated at an annual rate of 1% will be paid on refunds. Interest will be calculated for the period beginning on the date that a game is canceled through the date that the refund is processed.
At this point, both the league and players are predicting that there will not be any games missed, but there is a contingency in place if they are.