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Fans' guide to the Sabres' 2018-19 season

 KeyBank Center Information

Address: One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza, Buffalo, N.Y. 14203.

Telephone: 716-855-4100

Box office phone: 716-855-4444, 1-888-467-2273

Website: keybankcenter.com

Email: Customer service and ticket questions: account.services@sabres.com. General info questions: info@keybankcenter.com.  

Sabres Store: Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Mondays through Friday or 10 a.m. through the end of the event on all game days.

PARKNG

Available along Perry, Washington and Swan Streets. Cost ranges from $10 to $20. Additional parking can be found on Baltimore, Mississippi and Columbia Streets.

Parking for suite and 200 Club season tickets holders is available in the KeyBank Center parking ramp (Illinois St.). Reserved season parking is also available for season ticket holders. Parking can be purchased from the Account Services Office.

BAG POLICY

All bags are inspected. Large backpacks, coolers, duffel bags or items larger than a briefcase are prohibited. Bags should fit completely under the seats without blocking the aisle.

BANNED ITEMS

Animals, aerosol cans, alcoholic beverages, backpacks, chains, drones, explosives and firearms, food or beverage from the outside, fuel, beach balls or frisbees, hazardous chemicals, drugs, laser pens, instruments or artificial noisemakers, selfie sticks, weapons.

DOORS OPEN

Doors open two hours before game times and allow access to the 100 level concessions but not the seating areas. Fans are allowed into the seating areas one hour before game time.

GUEST SERVICES

Located on the 100 level between aisles 7 and 8 and on the 300 level between aisles 13 and 14. Guest Services opens one hour before the game and is open until a half-hour after the game.

TICKETS

How to purchase

At tickets.com, by phone at 1-888-223-6000 or at the KeyBank Center box office. Group tickets can be purchased via 1-888-GOSABRES. The box office is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. On event days, the box office is open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. until the end of the event and Sundays, 10 a.m. until the end of the event.

Dynamic pricing

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.

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.

Tier I games: 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.

Tier II games:  Oct. 4 opener against Boston, Oct. 6 vs. the Rangers, Oct. 8 vs. Vegas, 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: 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: 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.

Promotions

The Sabres will host 12 giveaway nights, 24 promotional nights and three theme nights.

Theme Nights

  • Nov. 10 – Military Appreciation Night
  • Nov. 27 – Hockey Fights Cancer Night
  • March 17 – Luck of the Irish Night

Giveaway items

  • Oct. 4 – Blue, gold and white T-shirts
  • Oct. 6 – Magnet schedules
  • Oct. 8 – One Buffalo car magnets
  • Nov. 3 – Sabretooth Saturday giveaway
  • Nov. 10 – Sabretooth Saturday giveaway
  • Nov. 21 – Sabres player aprons
  • Nov. 27 – Hockey Fights Cancer scarves
  • Dec. 8 – Sabretooth Saturday giveaway
  • Dec. 31 – Tuxedo koozies
  • Feb. 9 – Sabretooth Saturday giveaway
  • Feb. 23 – Sabretooth Saturday giveaway
  • April 4 – Bobbleheads (Fan Appreciation Night)

Kids Day Games

Fans can purchase up to four kids tickets for $15 each with the purchase of a regularly priced 300 Level II ticket.

Dates: Oct. 8, Nov. 3, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, Feb. 9 and Feb. 23

Family Pack Games

Fans can purchase four 300 Level II tickets and four hot dogs, sodas and popcorns for $196. This season, families will have the option to add additional tickets and food for $49 per person with the purchase of a family pack.

Dates: Oct. 4, Oct. 6, Oct. 8, Oct. 25, Nov. 3, Nov. 10, Nov. 21, Dec. 4, Dec. 8, Dec. 22, Dec. 31, Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Feb. 10, Feb. 15, March 4, March 14, March 17, Mach 28, March 31, April 2 and April 4

Sabres Style Games

Billed as “Girls Nights Out,” participants will mingle with Sabres alumni at a pregame brunch and be part of the Gold Carpet Experience, allowing them to see the Sabres outside their dressing room when the players take the ice between periods.

Dates: Oct. 25, Dec. 13, Feb. 10 and March 28

Opening weekend

The Sabres have announced plans for the first three home games.

Oct. 4: Party on Alumni Plaza begins at 5 p.m. before the 7 p.m. season opener against Boston. Event features live music from Hollerado and a “You Make the Call,” allowing fans to act as the play-by-play announcer. All fans get a T-shirt. It is the first of two Family Pack games during opening weekend.

Oct. 6: Party on Alumni Plaza begins at 5 p.m. before the 7 p.m. game against the Rangers. Live music from Dwayne Gretzky. Giant screen photo booth. All fans get a magnet schedule. It is the second of two Family Pack games during opening weekend.

Oct. 8: One Buffalo Day celebration at Alumni Plaza beginning at 1 p.m. before the 3 p.m. game against Vegas. Live music from Strictly Hip and a GIF station. Local Buffalo mascots will attend the game. One Buffalo car magnet giveaway for 10,000 lucky fans.

Source: Buffalo Sabres, KeyBank Center

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