About the Buffalo Sabres
At first glance, it doesn't seem like a small city like Buffalo could support a pro sports franchise – let alone two. But the brand of fierce loyalty shown by Buffalo for the NFL’s Bills is replicated in their fervent support for the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres. Located a short drive or ferry ride away from Canada, Buffalo has a passion for the game of hockey, which has been clear in since the Sabres joined the NHL in 1970.
A Foggy Start
After struggling for their first few seasons, the Sabres broke out during the 1974-75 season. Buffalo took home the Adams division title and advanced all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time. They ultimately lost the series, with a standout memory being a game that was played in heavy fog due to a heatwave in Buffalo and no air conditioning at the arena.
Despite the loss, that season kicked off a good run for the Sabres, who went to the playoffs in 10 consecutive seasons and 23 of the next 26 seasons. Buffalo would only win two division titles during that span, though, and only managed to get back to the Stanley Cup Finals once, again coming up short of a championship.
Things looked bright for Buffalo coming out of the lockout that canceled the 2005 Stanley Cup. They reached the Eastern Conference Finals in back-to-back seasons and took home the Presidents Trophy for the first time in 2007. But it would be all downhill from there – the Sabres made the playoffs just twice in the next decade, failing to win a playoff series either time and giving the team a long road back to respectability.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do the Sabres play?
Since 1996, the Sabres have played their home games at the KeyBank Center, which is located in downtown Buffalo. Though it's a little old compared to other NHL arenas, the KeyBank Center has undergone several renovations to keep it updated. The venue is also used for concerts, pro wrestling events, and an indoor lacrosse team, although the Sabres remain the KeyBank Center’s primary occupant.
When do Sabres tickets go on sale?
Buffalo Sabres tickets go on sale before the NHL begins its regular season. In fact, cheap Sabres tickets to games played at KeyBank Center are available months in advance, as are Buffalo Sabres tickets for away games. In other words, there’s no rush to check the Sabres schedule. Just grab tickets whenever you’ve got the itch.
Is it better to buy Sabres tickets in advance?
With JeSabres ts tickets being available so far ahead of time, it’s easy to buy tickets whenever you want to – but there’s little need to plan ahead. You can often get cheap last-minute tickets to Buffalo Sabres games by waiting to make your purchase until the very last minute. As game day gets closer and sellers drop their prices, fans reap the benefits.
What’s the best way to buy cheap Sabres tickets?
The best way to buy cheap Sabres tickets is always going to be from a secure online platform that connects fans and resellers. These ticket marketplaces often have some of the cheapest ticket prices and are the easiest way to shop for Buffalo Sabres tickets. Can you buy Sabres tickets at the stadium? Sure – but you’ll likely be paying a higher price than you need to!
Why should I choose Gametime over other ticket marketplaces?
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