New England Patriots to become first NFL team to buy team plane

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, center, speaks to the crowd as he and head coach Bill Belichick hold Super Bowl trophies during a rally Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, in Boston to celebrate Sunday's 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game in Houston. (Barry Chin /The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)

(WTNH) — The New England Patriots are coming off of another Super Bowl championship.

According to ESPN, the Patriots are the first NFL team to buy their own plane for game travel.

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New England will actually have two planes.

One plane is the main plane, which is a completely retrofitted 767 aircraft with all first-class seats. The other plane is its backup which is currently based in Providence.

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On the outside of one of the planes is the team logo and five Lombardi Trophies on the tail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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