The Buffalo Sabres have announced their ticket prices for the upcoming season. The ticket prices, which have gone up from last season, have Sabres fans complaining after the team suffered its worst season in franchise history.
While ticket prices have gone up anywhere from $1-$4 per game, the team claims that the rise in prices is only because of the league's minimum ticket price requirements to receive revenue sharing.
“We are grateful to our fans for their incredible loyalty and patience through a challenging season,” said Sabres president Ted Black. “It’s important to us to balance the affordability of our tickets against the opportunity to qualify for League revenue sharing.”
To help offset the four percent increase, the Sabres have given fans who renew their season tickets by June 23, up to a 6.5% rebate in SabreBucks to use at the arena or at the new HarborCenter. Renewals after June 23 will receive a 2.5% rebate.
“To show our appreciation for our loyal Season Ticket Holders, we’re pleased to offer an additional 4% rebate along with the other benefits that they have enjoyed for years,” said Sabres VP of Tickets and Services John Sinclair. “We feel this additional rebate will not only mitigate the effects of the price increase, but also provide our Season Ticket Holders with a significant benefit and opportunity to experience HarborCenter during its inaugural season.”
Season tickets include 41 regular season home games, three preseason games, a Rochester Americans game in Buffalo and the CCM/USA All-American Prospects Game.
Pricing for season tickets is as follows: