September 13, 2013 - 4:20 PM
By John Vogl
Some Sabres season-ticket holders are in line for memorable visits Saturday.
Players and members of the organization will be out and about delivering the ticket packages to random fans. Owner Terry Pegula and others dropped off the ducats two years ago, as this story shows, but the special deliveries were canceled last season because of the lockout.
The season-ticket deliveries will coincide with the opening of individual game sales. Tickets will be available to the general public at 9 a.m. at the First Niagara Center box office and Tickets.com. The Sabres' twitter account has a presale through 10 tonight.
By John Vogl
The cost of owning Sabres season tickets is going up again.
Buffalo's season-ticket holders received a letter today -- on Fan Appreciation Night -- informing them of an across-the-board increase of 4 percent. The per-seat increase is $4 to $1 per game, which equates to package increases of $173 to $47 over this season's prices.
The NHL salary cap, meanwhile, will go down from $70.2 million this season to $64.3 million next season.
"As part of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement with our players, all teams must produce revenue primarily through ticket sales, in order to keep the stability of the league and its franchises strong," John Sinclair, vice president of tickets and service, wrote in the letter.
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