I religiously drove from Rochester to Buffalo for around half of the Sabres games, every season, for many years.
Around 8 years ago, I stopped doing that. I can count on one hand how many games I’ve been to in person since then.
The reasons go beyond the team being bad. I can go watch them lose and still enjoy myself, if there are other factors. Those other factors started vanishing more after the new ownership took over.
Even if tickets were only $10 I’d question whether it would even be a fun time to attend regardless if the team is bad or not. How’s the music? How’s the arena? How’s the parking? Is there a giveaway? How’s the food? How’s the atmosphere? What are they doing during intermissions to entertain people?
They said they did all the work into improving the food at least - so, for those who have went, is it any better?