With the MSG/Time Warner dispute still percolating, the Sabres will hold another viewing party in First Niagara Center for Tuesday night's game in Toronto. Doors open at 6 and the game begins at 7 on the HD board, which will be lowered to an easier viewing height. Admission and parking in the arena ramp are free.
There were long lines last Friday night when a crowd of more than 5,000 showed up to watch the Carolina game, so the Sabres say they will have more concession stands open and staff on hand to serve fans.
The team’s concessionaire, Delaware North/Sportservice, will be providing discounted food and beverage specials throughout the night and fans will get a a $4 coupon redeemable at all concession stands.
The Sabres will have in-game promotions and Doug Allen will sing the national anthem to help simulate a home-game atmosphere. But don't look for these parties to continue at the arena: The Bandits have a game Saturday night while the Sabres are in Long Island, and Disney On Ice is here next week while the Sabres are in the Midwest.
Meanwhile, Rochester hockey fans with Time Warner Cable won't have to travel the hour or so down the Thruway to the Sabres' viewing party at First Niagara Center because MSG will hold its first viewing party in the Flower City.
MSG officials made the announcement today. Bathtub Billy's at 630 W. Ridge Road in Rochester will be the site of the party, which starts at 6:30 p.m.
The viewing party is free and open to the public. MSG Network will provide appetizers as well as prizes and giveaways for Sabres fans throughout the game and staff there will also help Time Warner customers find other television providers that carry MSG, if they're interested.