Buffalo Sabres Set Season Ticket Renewal Record for 2012-13
A playoff-less season has apparently done little to dampen the spirits of Buffalo Sabres season ticket holders.
The team said this week that its season ticket renewal rate is running at more than 99 percent of the 15,200 season tickets that were sold in 2011-12. The waiting list for season tickets now sits at more than 3,000 for the first time in club history.
The sales surge comes despite a season ticket price increase of between $2 and $8 per seat and the team missing the layoffs for the third time in five seasons.
The team set a paid attendance record last season, averaging 18,272 fans per game and selling out 39 of 40 games. That one non-sellout, a Nov. 2 game against the Philadelphia Flyers, was 391 tickets short of being sold out. One home game took place in Finland during the team’s two-game season-opening trip to Europe.
The First Niagara Center has a capacity of 18,690 seats.
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