Sabres Announce Increased Season-Ticket Prices For '12-13 Campaign
The Sabres yesterday announced their season-ticket prices for the '12-13 season "will increase $2 to $8 per game," according to John Vogl of the BUFFALO NEWS. Fans in the 100 Level of First Niagara Center "will feel the biggest jump" as tickets in the arena's lowest level "are rising as much as 12.2 percent." The 200 Level End will see the "largest per-game hike in terms of dollars," as the cost of each seat will rise 10.7% to $83. Meanwhile, the 200 Level Club will see prices increase by 7.6% to $99. The 300 Levels, the arena's "cheapest seats," will be $25, up 8.7% from last year. The Sabres said that their average ticket price "will be approximately $53," up 18.2% from last year's average of $44.85. The NHL's "projected league average" will be $75. The Sabres said that they "had 15,100 full season ticket holders and will release an additional 200 seats to members of their Blue & Gold Club waiting list." The Sabres also announced the arena and its surrounding property "will be a smoke-free zone beginning Sept. 1" and there would "no longer be designated smoking areas outside the building" (BUFFALO NEWS, 4/26).