This is pretty much the definition of bandwagon. Fans stopped going because they were brutal and I can't say I blame them (some fan bases go no matter how bad their team is similar to Green Bay/Buffalo/Chicago/etc). And of course they have been selling out and creating sth waiting list since Parcells as the team has been very good and competitive. You put the Patriot fans as the gold bar for Boston sports fans and I would disagree. I would say The Red Sox and B's have a more loyal fan bases as they seem to show up good or bad. Not overly familiar with Celtics. I fully understand the CT stadium saga was about public funds. I guess time will tell how the sth lists and stadium looks after Brady/Belichek retire.