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AVERAGE PAID ATTENDANCE AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH FOR SABRES IN 2011-12

Tuesday, 04.03.2012 / 5:19 PM / News
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AVERAGE PAID ATTENDANCE AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH FOR SABRES IN 2011-12
With tonight’s sold-out game vs. Toronto, the Buffalo Sabres have surpassed the franchise record for average paid attendance per game this season, topping the previous record by more than 450 tickets per game.

The Sabres sold 18,687 tickets per game this season, topping the previous team record of 18,272 per game, set in 2009-10. The team sold out 39 of their 40 home games at First Niagara Center this season. The only non-sellout of the season was the Nov. 2 game against the Philadelphia Flyers, which was only 391 tickets shy of a sellout. Since Terry Pegula purchased the team on Feb. 22, 2011, the Sabres have sold out 51 of 52 regular season games and each of their three playoff games.

“Even though Buffalo is the smallest U.S. market in the NHL, the volume of ticket sales this season further demonstrates that the Sabres have a big following,” said Buffalo Sabres President Ted Black. “Passionate fans are a pillar of any great sports franchise and we’re thankful that we have such a tremendous fan base here in the Niagara region. Their enthusiasm this season has been exceptional and we’re continually blown away by their dedication.”

Through February’s NHL schedule, Buffalo’s total number of tickets purchased in full-season ticket packages ranked fourth in the league, and the team’s total average paid attendance ranked sixth.

The team’s total of 747,485 tickets distributed this season comes within 2,000 tickets of the franchise’s total paid attendance record of 749,133. The team reached this mark despite having one fewer home game on the schedule after playing their first “home” game in Helsinki, Finland to open the season.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82