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08-19-2013, 06:32 AM
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How much are Sabres front row tickets?

Hey Sabres fans,
Gf is a canucks fan so I want to take her to a game. How much are the best tix in the house in Buffalo? Chances are its cheaper than Toronto
so I think I might just hop on a greyhound and come over

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Depends on the game. Sabres have a variable pricing scheme, different games have different cost.

You'll also probably have to look at the secondary market. Most of the building is season ticket holders. Could be anywhere from $50 a ticket to $200, depending on when you buy and where you want to sit.

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16,000 are STH now IIRC

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Stubhub has tickets for October 17:

http://www.stubhub.com/buffalo-sabre...-2013-4323494/

Section 106, Row 1 is $291.30 a ticket.
104, Row 1 is $291.30 (someone has row 2 for $1,100.)
103, Row 1 is $156 a ticket

And so forth.

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Hey Sabres fans,
Gf is a canucks fan so I want to take her to a game. How much are the best tix in the house in Buffalo? Chances are its cheaper than Toronto
so I think I might just hop on a greyhound and come over
The Vancouver game because it is in October and mid week it will be lower priced than a weekend game in January-March.


200 Club $127
200 Club End Zone $127
100 Lvl. Preferred $93
100 Lvl. II $75
100 Lvl. III $60
100 Lvl. IV $46
300 Lvl. I $62
300 Lvl. II $46
300 Lvl. III $39
300 Lvl. IV $39

Glass would be level 1 prefered. Usually these are season ticket holder seats.

200 level is higher because its an exclusive level. The Sabres set for pre/post/intermission is on this level.

Canadian team tickets against the Sabres on stub hub on going to be alot higher than other games. there are some season ticket holders who buy the season tickets then sell about 4-6 of their games (Canadien team) it it basically covers the season tickets cost.

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16,000 are STH now IIRC
That is what the max will be. I dont know how they count partial season ticket holders that buy 10 game packs.

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Just fyi, first row tickets are not "the best seat in the house" in the eyes of most fans.

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Just fyi, first row tickets are not "the best seat in the house" in the eyes of most fans.
I agree 100%

the game goes too 'fast'

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I love sitting in the corners of the 300's. IMO the best seats.

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I love sitting in the corners of the 300's. IMO the best seats.

My preference are the 100s...high...around 25 or above ...around the shoot Twice offensive blue line.

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Haven't sat there yet. I go around on stubhub so usually I revolve the nosebleeds. I always try for the Sabres shoot twice side too.

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Just fyi, first row tickets are not "the best seat in the house" in the eyes of most fans.
Sorry can you elaborate?
I'm proposing to my gf that night and want to give her a good
experience. The most we've been able to afford is nosebleeds in
the ACC

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Sorry can you elaborate?
I'm proposing to my gf that night and want to give her a good
experience. The most we've been able to afford is nosebleeds in
the ACC
I've been two rows behind the penalty box in the HSBC arena, and it just feels like that you miss action on the boards closest to you.

For me, the best seats are the first row in the 300 level. It's still nice and "close" to the ice, and you see all the action.

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The Vancouver game because it is in October and mid week it will be lower priced than a weekend game in January-March.


200 Club $127
200 Club End Zone $127
100 Lvl. Preferred $93
100 Lvl. II $75
100 Lvl. III $60
100 Lvl. IV $46
300 Lvl. I $62
300 Lvl. II $46
300 Lvl. III $39
300 Lvl. IV $39

Glass would be level 1 prefered. Usually these are season ticket holder seats.

200 level is higher because its an exclusive level. The Sabres set for pre/post/intermission is on this level.

Canadian team tickets against the Sabres on stub hub on going to be alot higher than other games. there are some season ticket holders who buy the season tickets then sell about 4-6 of their games (Canadien team) it it basically covers the season tickets cost.
Thats the exact game I was looking for. So are you saying I cant get
front rows unless I buy from a season ticket holder on stubhub?
Would you agree with the other poster that front row tix are no good?

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Thats the exact game I was looking for. So are you saying I cant get
front rows unless I buy from a season ticket holder on stubhub?
Would you agree with the other poster that front row tix are no good?
You can check when tickets officially go on sale, but odds are very good the entire front rows are already taken by season ticket and minipack holders.

Front row seats are front row seats. You get a sense of the speed of the game and size of the players from there, but usually at the cost of visibility towards the other end of the rink. It's your own personal preference. If you've never sat that close it's cool to do IMO, and will cost you much less than comparable seats at the ACC.

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Sitting so close to the ice severely limits what you can see. The plexiglass warps vision at certain angles for one. Another is just regular line of sight. Even if there was no glass, seeing the whole ice is incredibly difficult due to perspective.
Generally speaking, about ten rows up from the ice is the closest great seat. Overall great seat is debatable, of course. Then you take value into account.
For my money, I used to sit in the reds a lot at the Aud and those were the best. That would be comparable to 200's at the HSBC arena.

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I've sat almost everywhere in the arena. From 1st row right behind the net to the back of the 300 section. He's my personal viewpoint

Back of the 300 section (anywhere): This is not the spot you want to be if you're looking to make a night out with your hope to be fiance. Not a terrible view, but it's really hit or miss on whether you're sitting next to or by a black out drunk group of people who just shout stupid **** or not.

Front Row 300 Section (Corner): Perhaps the best bang for your buck. You have a really good view of the action and have a little more leg room (plus you can prop your feet up too if you want.)

200 Level Club: If you wanna go fancy and high class, this is your section. Wider seats, more leg room, in seat service, you get your money's worth here. Close to the action and not really a bad seat in the section, but you're wallet will certainly feel the hit.

100 Level (Corner/Ends): I have seasons at the last row in the corner where the Sabres shoot twice. Only a couple $ more than a 300 level ticket but you have an awesome view. If when the action is at the other end of the ice, if you sit between rows 20-30, you're gonna be able to see it. Go any lower than row 20 and you might start getting too low to see it all.

100 Level (Between Blue Lines/Center Ice): Gives you the full view without having to be up in the 300 section, and you are closer to the action and noise. I'd go for the penalty box side, rather than the bench side though (More personal preference and being able to see everything). Rows 15 and up are the prime spots, I would avoid sitting front row behind the box.

Front Row Behind Net: If you haven't had the chance to do this, I would definitely encourage it. You get to see the true size and speed of the game. You get all the action around the net and the occasional scrum after the whistle. It's a lot of fun. The only real downside to this spot other than the increased price is that sometimes, the action will be on the other side of the rink and you'll have to watch the jumbotron to get a get picture.

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Thats the exact game I was looking for. So are you saying I cant get
front rows unless I buy from a season ticket holder on stubhub?
Would you agree with the other poster that front row tix are no good?
You're Canadian and don't know this? I have front row corner section club seats on the aisle front row. Fabulous seats. Any other row in the club section is not like the
first. More leg room in row 1. Down at ice level in row 1? You're knees will want to explode! However and it is a BIG however, the excitement of row 1 on the glass near a blue line or in a corner is a treat. But you do lose a lot also. If you sit there be mindful of putting your beer on the ledge. Odds are a check is going to knock it off!

For the Canucks game you can expect prices as high as a Leaf game. Especially with a certain knucklehead on that team.

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if your going for the experience everyone has to do front row on the glass at least once in their life. But my favorite place to sit is the 200 level, bigger seats, no long lines for restrooms or food, they even have a coat check its expensive but if you only go a couple times a year its worth it,

also most of the time almost all the tickets sellout right away so your better off checking stubhub

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If you are proposing to your girlfriend you have to go front row. No one wants to say that their bf proposed to them in section 312 row 8.

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Oh, good luck! And if/when she says yes, make sure to send her a link to this thread so we get some credit.

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Thats the exact game I was looking for. So are you saying I cant get
front rows unless I buy from a season ticket holder on stubhub?
Would you agree with the other poster that front row tix are no good?
front row seats are not good......some like to do them just for the experience. But view angles make it very difficult to watch the game if it isnt right by you.

If you get up to around row 15-20 then you are high enough for better view angles.

If you pick seats on one end its difficult to see hat is happening on the other end.

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front row seats are not good......some like to do them just for the experience. But view angles make it very difficult to watch the game if it isnt right by you.

If you get up to around row 15-20 then you are high enough for better view angles.

If you pick seats on one end its difficult to see hat is happening on the other end.
I agree.



Hey, everyone has their preferences. Some fans like to have their nose against the glass banging wildly. Some like corners. Some like center ice. Some like to be behind the players bench and close enough to see and hear interactions with the coaches. It all depends what is special for you. I'm sure you've been to enough hockey games to know where in an arena you'd rather not be sitting.


If I can be picky, I have only 2 places in an arena I enjoy watching a live hockey game. If beggars can't be choosers, I get whatever seats are as close to my preference as possible and enjoy it.

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