SBD/May 8, 2014/Franchises

Sabres Raising Season-Ticket Prices By 4%, But Still Cite Low Costs

The Sabres yesterday announced their season-ticket prices for the '14-15 season, and "as usual the cost is going up," according to John Vogl of the BUFFALO NEWS. The 46-game packages have increased roughly 4% "over last season, a boost of $1 to $4 per seat, per game." Sabres President Ted Black in a radio interview said, "No one likes to pay more for tickets or for entertainment, but even with this increase our ticket price will still be 23rd in the league, and we’re anticipating that the gulf between our average ticket price and the average ticket price in the league will still be about $20 cheaper.” The Sabres’ season-ticket prices will "range from $27 to $107 per game, up from $26 to $103 last season." Season-ticket packages "start at $1,146 per seat and go up to $4,477." The "biggest jump is in 300 Level I," where costs are rising 5.15%. The "smallest increase" is in 300 Level II, which is going up 3.17%. The "price bumps in the remaining sections" range from 3.37% to 4.84%. Season-ticket holders who "renew by June 23" will get 6.5% of their costs "back on a SabreBucks card, which is used to purchase concessions and merchandise in First Niagara Center." Sabres VP/Tickets & Services John Sinclair said that the Sabres "have 16,000 season-ticket holders" and a waiting list of 2,900 (BUFFALO NEWS, 5/8).
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