The NHL Draft always figured to be a hot ticket in Buffalo. The demand is likely get to get even higher with a limited number of tickets available.
The Sabres will make about 4,000 tickets available to their 16,000 season-ticket holders and put a small number on sale to the general public. Season-ticket holders who apply to attend the first round June 24 will be put in a lottery if the demand becomes greater than the supply. Each fan is allowed to request up to four tickets.
Tickets for the first round in First Niagara Center will cost $30 for the 100 and 200 levels, and $20 for the 300 Level. The NHL will conduct rounds two through seven on June 25, with those tickets available for free. Recent NHL Drafts have featured full arenas on Friday and plenty of empty seats Saturday for Day Two.
Ticket applications from season-ticket holders must be received by May 13, with winners notified by May 25. The tickets for the general public will go on sale online June 1.
Ticket availability is limited for most drafts. Prospects and their families are seated in the lower level. Team personnel and the media typically take up the entire floor. The large stage and draft board make seats in one end of the arena unusable.