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Sabres' season-ticket prices rise by about 4 percent across the board

Another year, another price increase for Buffalo Sabres fans.

Season-ticket invoices began arriving in fans' mailboxes Thursday, and the seat-holders learned of an increase of about 4 percent across the board. That's $1 to $4 per game, or $27 to $132 per season.

Here is the breakdown, with the cost per game and per package for this season and 2016-17, with the percentage increase:

*200 Club - $112/$4,688 to $116/$4,820, up 3.57 percent.

*200 End: $93/$3,909 to $97/$4,041, up 4.3 percent.

*100 Preferred Rinkside: $102/$4,278 to $106/$4,410, up 3.92 percent.

*100 Preferred: $84/$3,540 to $87, $3,631, up 3.57 percent.

*100 Level II Rinkside: $82/$3,458 to $85/$3,549, up 3.66 percent.

*100 Level II: $67/$2,825 to $70/$2,922, up 4.48 percent.

*100 Level III Rinkside: $69/$2,525 to $72/$3,016, up 4.35 percent.

*100 Level III: $53/$2,233 to $55/$2,295, up 3.77 percent.

*100 Level IV: $46/$1,946 to $48/$2,008, up 4.35 percent.

*300 Level I: $49/$2,069 to $51/$2,131, up 4.08 percent.

*300 Level II: $36/$1,518 to $37/$1,547, up 2.78 percent.

*300 Levels III and IV: $28/$1,190 to $29/$1,217, up 3.57 percent.

The package includes 41 regular-season games, two preseason games (one fewer than this season) and a free ticket a Rochester Americans game in First Niagara Center.

Fans get 2.5 percent of their cost back in a SabreBucks rebate card. A deposit of 10 percent is due by April 22.

Prices have gone up every year that Terry Pegula has owned the team.

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