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Published May 16, 2008
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SABRES: In Buffalo, John Vogl reports Sabres season-ticket prices for the '08-09 season are rising $3-6 per game, a per-seat increase of $123-246 for the team’s 41 home games. Fans in every section of HSBC Arena will pay 8-18% more than last season. Also, the average ticket price at HSBC Arena next season will be $48.75, down from $49.01 for the '02-03 season, when Owner Tom Golisano purchased the team. Sabres Managing Partner Larry Quinn said, “I think most people expect an increase like this. I think the important thing to understand about the increase is that our prices this year are still lower than the year we bought the team” (BUFFALO NEWS, 5/16).
NOTES: The MLB Rangers have plans to build a sales office in downtown Ft. Worth, offering Rangers merchandise, as well as single-game ticket sales and season, group and suite packages (Rangers)....The Twins after 24 home games are averaging 24,677 fans per game at the Metrodome, which is down 9.3% from an average of 27,210 through May 15 of last season, which included 23 home games (THE DAILY).