BUFFALO, N.Y. - Despite missing the playoffs for two straight seasons and saying there would be "suffering" before the team improved, the Buffalo Sabres announced they reached a 97% season ticket renewal rate.
For the 2013-14 season, the season ticket holder base will be capped at 16,000. This is the third straight season the number of season ticket holders has increased.
The Sabres also have a season ticket holder waiting list. There are currently 2,500 names on the waiting list.
"We again wanted to continue to try and reach the demand that exists for Sabres season tickets," said team president
Ted Black in a statement released Thursday morning. "There have been thousands of very loyal and very patient fans in our Blue & Gold Club that have been waiting for years to be eligible to purchase season tickets. We wanted to reward that loyalty by continuing to transition people from that waiting list to our ever-growing base of season-ticket holders. Our fans remain among the most dedicated in the league and we continue to be appreciative of their support."
Sabres fans wishing to add their name to the waiting list can do so at www.sabres.com. Mini-pack sales for the general public begin on September 5th.
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