'The theme is "It's our team, let's keep it that way."'
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'That includes moving the team's upcoming training camp to Buffalo. Also, select nights in September and October will be called "Tuesday with the Team." The nighttime open practices at the arena will give fans a chance to get closer to team. The four tuesdays are really pick a seat nights where fans can buy season tickets.'
'They're reaching out to businesses, to fans that can only afford some games, and to the community as a whole. The campaign is seen as a drive to keep the team in Buffalo. Their goal is to sell the league average of 10,800 season tickets. So far, about 6,200 have been sold.'
Regier said Tuesday the Sabres may be close to signing their remaining two restricted free agents, wingers Maxim Afinogenov and Vaclav Varada. In addition, they might be on the verge of welcoming top goaltending prospect Ryan Miller.
'Prominent Buffalonians, including the Goo Goo Dolls, Jim Kelly, "Baby Joe" Mesi and Tim Russert, will appear in print ads pitching tickets with the message, "Got yours?"'
'Less than a month before the team heads to training camp and less than two months before the team plays its first game of the 2002-03 National Hockey League season, the Buffalo Sabres are ready to unveil their marketing campaign during an Aug. 21 news conference at HSBC Arena.'