The Buffalo Sabres have adjusted their tier system for individual game tickets, adding a cheaper fourth level to their dynamic pricing system.
Prices range from $40 to $190 for Tier I games, $34 to $140 for Tier II games, $28 to $102 for Tier III games and $20 to $97 for Tier IV games. The prices are a slight decrease from the initial starting point last season.
Last season, the Sabres had 19 Tier III games; this season, there are seven Tier III games and 13 games in the new Tier IV.
The Sabres have six Tier I games, down from seven, and 15 Tier II games, up from 14.
The Sabres will retain the dynamic pricing system introduced two years ago. That means the price the team is listing is the initial price for games and can fluctuate based on market conditions but can never fall below the initial price.
The team returns to the usual 41 home games at KeyBank Center after losing one date last year to play in the Winter Classic at Citi Field.
Single-game tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Sept. 7, while My One Buffalo app members and Sabres Insiders will be able to purchase tickets a day early.
The team will be offering its lowest box office prices of the season for Tiers II, III and IV from Sept. 7 to 30. Tier I tickets can only be purchased with a Mini-Pack. Beginning Oct. 1, all games will be available and the dynamic pricing structure goes into effect.
The Tier I games feature the Black Friday matinee on Nov. 23 vs. Montreal, Dec. 29 vs. Boston, Patrick Kane's return to Buffalo with the Blackhawks on Feb. 1, Feb. 23 vs. the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals, March 1 vs. Pittsburgh and March 20 vs. Toronto.
The Tier II games include the first three home games of the season, the Oct. 4 opener against Boston, Oct. 6 vs. the Rangers and Oct. 8 vs. Vegas. Remaining Tier II games are Nov. 3 vs. Ottawa, Nov. 10 vs. Vancouver, Dec. 4 vs. Toronto, Dec. 8 vs. Philadelphia, Dec. 22 vs. Anaheim, Jan. 12 vs. Tampa Bay, Feb. 9 vs. Detroit, Feb. 10 vs. Winnipeg, Feb. 15 vs. the Rangers, March 4 vs. Edmonton, March 14 vs. Pittsburgh and the home finale, April 4 vs. Ottawa.
Tier III games are Oct. 25 vs. Montreal, Nov. 21 vs. Philadelphia, Dec. 31 vs. the Islanders, March 17 vs. St. Louis for Ryan O’Reilly’s return, March 28 vs. Detroit, March 31 vs. Columbus and April 2 vs. Nashville.
Tier IV games are Oct. 11 vs. Colorado, Oct. 30 vs. Calgary, Nov. 13 vs. Tampa Bay, Nov. 27 vs. San Jose for Evander Kane’s return, Dec. 11 vs. Los Angeles, Dec. 13 vs. Arizona, Dec. 18 vs. Florida, Jan. 3 vs. Florida, Jan. 8 vs. New Jersey, Feb. 5 vs. Minnesota, Feb. 7 vs. Carolina as Jeff Skinner faces his former team, Feb. 12 vs. the Islanders and March 12 vs. Dallas.
Here are the Mini-Pack and individual game ticket prices Sept. 7-30:
|Section||Tier 1||Tier 2||Tier 3||Tier 4|
|200 Club Center||$190||$140||$102||$97|
|200 Club Ends||$160||$118||$86||$82|
|100 Level Preferred||$130||$110||$95||$75|
|100 Level II||$110||$90||$80||$62|
|100 Level III||$85||$70||$60||$50|
|100 Level IV||$75||$65||$55||$45|
|300 Level I||$80||$65||$60||$50|
|300 Level II||$65||$55||$40||$20|
|300 Level III||$55||$38||$34||$20|
|300 Level IV||$55||$38||$34||$20|
|300 Level V||$40||$34||$28||$20|