Water was in high demand at Gillette Stadium for Sunday's game between the Texans and Patriots where temperatures reached 86 degrees.
Not only were fans sweating out a close game, but as concession vendors waited for their stock of bottled water to be refilled on the hot day, fans were charged $4.50 for a cup of tap water, according to CBS Boston.
Phone lines filled with people saying they were told to pay $5 for a cup of tap water at Gillette yesterday when bottled water ran out.
— Toucher and Rich (@Toucherandrich) September 25, 2017
“We apologize. That should not have happened,” Patriots spokesman Stacey James said in a statement to WBZ-TV. “It is the first time that I have ever heard that complaint here. We are looking into the matter to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.”
At least Pats fans walked away with a win after Tom Brady connected with Brandin Cooks on a 25-yard touchdown pass with 23 seconds remaining to lift the Patriots to a 36-33 win over the Texans.
Cooler temperatures are expected for next Sunday's game against the Panthers in Foxborough.