The Buffalo Sabres did not live up to their hype last season, as they had a rollercoaster-type season that eventually ended in them missing the playoffs.
However, that hasn't stopped the blue and gold faithful from showing their support of the team.
The Sabres announced Thursday that they had a 99 percent season ticket renewal rate for the 2012-2013 season. The number of season tickets were capped at 15,400, which was 200 more than last season's cap.
With the renewal rate so high, it is becoming continuously difficult for fans to get their hands on season tickets. The official waiting list, known as the Blue and Gold Club, now has more than 3,000 members. Sabres President Ted Black is excited that the team has such strong support from its fans.
"We are proud and humbled by the record number of fans who renewed their season tickets for the 2012-13 Buffalo Sabres season," Black said in a press release. "Of the 15,200 total season tickets sold in 2011-12, only 111 tickets -represented by 50 accounts – were not renewed."
For the fans who don't have season tickets, the opportunity to reserve their seats for a specific number of games remains with the option of a mini pack. Mini packs go on sale Sept. 5 and fans have the option to choose from five to 40 games to be included in their mini pack. Those who purchase a mini pack will take advantage of 10 percent savings off of the box office price.Tags: Buffalo, Buffalo Sabres, Hockey, NHL