BUFFALO, N.Y. — Be prepared to pay a little more for Sabres games next season at KeyBank Center.

2 On Your Side has learned that season tickets will climb an average of 2.5 percent for the 2020-21 season.

The entire building has been rescaled, so there will be 30 new price points as opposed to 15. In 10 of those price points, the cost has gone down.

For the season tickets, the minimum price will be at least $1,000, which is well below the league average, a source told 2 On Your Side.

Pricing could be impacted by where the seats are located, not just by section but in relation to the ice within each section.

We're told the Sabres worked closely with the league to find the most equitable price ranges.

That rise in price is a stark contrast to what some fans are paying for Sabres games this season on secondary markets. Earlier this month, some fans could get tickets for less money than a meal at McDonald's.

Tickets to a February home game against the struggling Detroit Red Wings went for as low as $6, plus fees, on StubHub. Another game earlier this month, against the Columbus Blue Jackets, had tickets listed for $7 before fees.

The Sabres began the work week six points out of a playoff spot before Wednesday night's loss in Colorado.

Before that, Buffalo had won five of its previous six games and became a buyer at the NHL's trade deadline, acquiring veteran forward Wayne Simmonds from the New Jersey Devils for a conditional 2021 fifth-round draft pick.

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