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Sabres raising STH prices for 20-21

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5 hours ago, LGR4GM said:

Kevyn Adams is on WGR 550 trying to explain this. Nothing like some good old fashioned spin. "Hey we have been trash for a decade and there really is no end in sight but this will help us do things and stuff and revenue sharing, you know business stuff and things, look if Chewbacca a 7ft tall wookie lives on Endor that does not makes sense... look at the monkey." 

They claim they are putting together a focus group of fans. Will listen to them before next season starts. They are also going to have season ticket reps so you will talk to the same person. Claim they are looking at what worked and what didn't work with the 50th events and specifically mentioned bringing in past players as very good. Wants to give fans more behind the scenes experiences, mentioned rope line. 

Secondary market, how do you keep season ticket holders from selling? They said they pay attention to the market and look at it. The league also looks at it and discusses it. Buffalo has to run their core business to be sustainable, we don't react that the secondary market changes the way they view their core business. 

"Fans, we are going to help them with this re-scale. There will be a price point for everyone." 

Single tickets will have a different pricing structure as well but they have not finalized it. 

 

How do you keep fans from selling their tickets?  Easy.  Make them want to go to the games by putting a good product on ice that makes the playoffs for once in the last 10 years.  JFC, had to endure the longest playoff drought in the NFL with the Bills and now having to endure the longest playoff drought in the NHL with the Sabres...WTF!

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Much much lower ... I bet the actual average attendance is 13 - 14,000. Just putrid.

 

i wish the NHL would force teams to announce the actual “scanned tickets” thru the gates. And not tickets sold. I bet Florida would be 9 - 10,000 a games.

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23 minutes ago, Zamboni said:

Much much lower ... I bet the actual average attendance is 13 - 14,000. Just putrid.

 

i wish the NHL would force teams to announce the actual “scanned tickets” thru the gates. And not tickets sold. I bet Florida would be 9 - 10,000 a games.

It would be nice to know how many were/ are in the barn, rather than just knowing how many tix were distributed.

But there is ABSOLUTELY no incentive for teams nor the league to tell us that lowered #.  They want us to believe that tix are in demand and a hot commodity.  Telling us (though we know) that tix can be had on weeknights for under $10 and the barn is 1/2 full does nothing to increase demand.

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2 hours ago, WildCard said:

 

It doesn't really change his message one bit, but I'm not so sure percentage of capacity is the best number to present.  10 teams this year are averaging over 100% capacity for the season, so clearly some games are being played with what capacity truly is.  Pro sports attendance numbers... I don't trust them.

On a side note, I would never have guessed Dallas as a team with the great numbers they have this year.  They have a massive spike in their numbers this year.

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21 hours ago, Weave said:

Go on....

 

21 hours ago, Eleven said:

 

Yeah, go on...

 

21 hours ago, PASabreFan said:

Common knowlege, no?

 

21 hours ago, Taro T said:

Only 30 separate seating tiers.  What's to bgg e confused by?

That was Calloway's call a year or 2 ago.  Guess we're finally just a few months away.  Yea!

 

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1 hour ago, Brawndo said:

 

 

 

 

Yeah, but does that mean thirds?  Or are they going back to royal for the main uniforms?

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Just now, Eleven said:

Yeah, but does that mean thirds?  Or are they going back to royal for the main uniforms?

Main uniforms from reports 

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19 hours ago, Eleven said:

A focus group! 

Just start winning some games.

Focus group...

Yep, totally agree. How about putting a solid group of people in the hockey department to run this team. It’s like it’s okay not to be good!  

 

You want change. If I was paying thousands to see this organization continue through the motions of putting a ***** product on the ice year in and year out I would give up my seats. Then maybe just maybe they will demand more from top to bottom. The hockey department seems like they don’t have a clue.

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Disaster scenario for the ticket office staff...1000-2000(or more) drop in STH + ridiculously priced single game tickets = embarrassing crowds, even if the Sabres get off to a good start.  In the event that they somehow become a playoff contender in 20-21, I could see them offer season tickets(at the STH price) for the second half of the season just in order to get people in the seats.

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Well, I just got my Sabres invoice in the mail today for next season… My season tickets went up $218. Over the course of 41 home games that’s $5.31 more per game. For two seats in section 320. Dead center ice.

not happy about the increase… But I also think it could be a lot worse, and I know some other sections got hit worse than I did. Sigh ...

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On 2/29/2020 at 1:04 PM, SabresBillsFan said:

That’s basically every team. 

Tell that to Florida/Carolina

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On 2/28/2020 at 8:23 PM, Brawndo said:

Main uniforms from reports 

Are they revealing a uniform tomorrow or? I was confused by their little video. 

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Just now, LGR4GM said:

Are they revealing those tomorrow or? I was confused by their little video. 

Not sure about the reveal date. 
 

If they are ready to go the team should wear them on April 4th for the season finale against The Flyers 

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3 minutes ago, Brawndo said:

Not sure about the reveal date. 
 

If they are ready to go the team should wear them on April 4th for the season finale against The Flyers 

Pretty sure the season finale was whenever Ullmark got injured. 

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30 minutes ago, LGR4GM said:

Pretty sure the season finale was whenever Ullmark got injured. 

It was sometime in December, per usual

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1 hour ago, Zamboni said:

Well, I just got my Sabres invoice in the mail today for next season… My season tickets went up $218. Over the course of 41 home games that’s $5.31 more per game. For two seats in section 320. Dead center ice.

not happy about the increase… But I also think it could be a lot worse, and I know some other sections got hit worse than I did. Sigh ...

I split tickets in the same section, the primary holder hasn’t told me the increase yet 

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I don't want to start another thread on this, but I'd love to know the plans of members who are also STH'ers?  Renew, downgrade(reduce number of seats/move to cheaper seats) or cancel?

 

I dropped out of my group two years ago, and know the remainder of the group is dissolving...from what I hear.

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54 minutes ago, LabattBlue said:

I don't want to start another thread on this, but I'd love to know the plans of members who are also STH'ers?  Renew, downgrade(reduce number of seats/move to cheaper seats) or cancel?

 

I dropped out of my group two years ago, and know the remainder of the group is dissolving...from what I hear.

16 years as a STH.
Renew. And I’ll keep renewing for as long as I can afford to. No matter their record. Because, well, I kinda like the sport and my wife and I like to go. We don’t spend our time or money on bars, or other sports. This is our one “vice”. 
Next season, if you want to buy a 10 pack from me at my STH cost, let me know in a PM. 

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4 hours ago, Brawndo said:

Not sure about the reveal date. 
 

If they are ready to go the team should wear them on April 4th for the season finale against The Flyers 

Did someone spell check them or are they held up in Wuhan?

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