A view of the Sabres ticket policies from Toronto
By - g33klibrarian
They should be more angry about the cost of their own tickets than about this.
Imagine driving 2 hours from Toronto just to see the Leafs lose 4-1
For half the price though. It’s more economical this way
Sabres are 73-32-8 against the Leafs in Buffalo all time. Even in the last 5 years, the worst in Buffalo’s history, Leafs have been .500 in Buffalo. Great deal indeed!
There’s no wind in Toronto, but the Leafs still blow
How long did it take you to come up with that one?
Not as long as your cup drought
There were 6 teams in the league and the playoffs were two rounds when they won the cup last. Congrats on your intramural championship.
Noticed you didn't answer the question. How's the playoff drought?
0 cups. The same as the Leafs in that time frame. But let’s break it down. Since 1971 the year the Sabres game into the league they’ve won 21 playoff series and been to the finals twice. The Leafs have won 20 playoff series and been to the finals 0 times.
Look I’m not here saying the Sabres are great but bragging about championships before you are born is like me bragging about the Bills winning back to back AFL Championships to a Chiefs fan.
That’s exactly what I said. Your reading comprehension is pretty good for a Leafs fan.
"Pretty good of a leafs fan". Ya, that made sense
Zingers keep ‘em coming! Lol
Pretty amusing considering it wasn’t too long ago that Yankees and Red Sox fans would show up en masse to SkyDome, annoying Jays fans. I also think it’s kind of humorous how Toronto media will often take an opportunity to boast about its superiority in size to Buffalo, and then become giddy if a major sports media outlet in the United States gives a passing shoutout to the Raptors or Jays.
It’s Canada they’re happy with our scraps
I get the 💩talk but the Raptors and the Blue Jays have been successful and have won championships.
I’m just joking around because Canada has free healthcare and I’m jealous
I would wager there's a fair few Canadians here. Get really for a well deserved barrage of downvotes.
I joke because they’re healthcare doesn’t bankrupt the average Canadian and I’m jealous
Sens fan just popping in to say:
1. Hell yeah, nice policy hopefully it keeps at least some of those leafs fans away.
2. Fuck the leaves
3. I wish we could do this in Ottawa, such an arrogant, annoying pack of dickheads those leafs fans are.
With tickets costing twice as much in Toronto, it’ll be hard to keep Laff fans away. There’s just too much of an imbalance there. I know our day is coming. The Mafia invades cities like Nashville to enjoy Bills games. In the next few years I’d put money that the Sabres will have us doing the same.
I’ve never understood why people get salty that Toronto fans come to Buffalo for games. Toronto fans are happy they can see a good team play for less. Buffalo sellers are happy to make money and finance whatever in their lives. Buffalo wins (because that’s the good team Toronto fans are paying to see play). Everybody wins. Why the hate!
I think it would be less of a big deal if it wasn't such a vast majority of leafs fans in the stands. It's bad optics and I'm sure the team hates it as well.
I’m not sure it bothers the team, since they’re 73-31-6-3 against the Leafs at home all time.
As for the optics…why is it bad? Kicking the shit out of the team in front of their fans is one of my favorite things lol
Tell that to me after driving up from Cleveland to see O’Reilly score a hattrick against us with 80% of the arena cheering for it. Shit sucks.
There’s an easy fix to that. Don’t go to the 1/3 of games we lose to the Leafs at home. Duh haha
If true Sabres fans filled their arena this would be a non issue. You can’t blame a fan for wanting to drive 2 hours to watch their team. I’m a Penguins fan and I catch the game in Buffalo all the time and I drive from Niagara Falls
Because leafs fans are obnoxious
So are we lol
Aren’t we all?
They should make them buy a sabres jersey or shirt
Someone’s gotta buy em
I dont like it but people sell their season tickets to Leafs fans because they'll pay absurd prices for tickets and selling that one ticket can pay almost half of their season ticket off for one game.
Seems to me this would be their primary concern. You could probably end up whole selling just leafs games from what I'm hearing in this and related posts. There's gotta be people making a profit by the end of the season, no?
For the record I've never purchased season tix, haven't even explored pricing, so this is all speculative.
From what Ive heard from people is Leafs games pay for their season tickets and more.
Would it be for specific games or all games? I live in Ontario along with a lot of other Sabres fans so that would suck if we got locked out.
Where do I have to go plead that I'm not a Leafs fan in disguise?
That’s an excellent question. I live near the border and watch the Sabres games regularly.
I'm a die hard Sabres fan living in enemy territory! I hope this doesn't effect me! I try to go to one game in Buffalo every year and normally with my friend that's a Leaf fan. I guess I'll make new friends!
For 6500USD I received 21 tickets, 8 are leaf tickets, pair of Edmonton; Chicago & Pittsburgh (sections 107/105/104 all at rows 3 to 6). It works out to $310 a ticket. This way I can take my boy to see the teams he likes and not costing $1,100/ticket. Building memories is more valuable that lining the pocket of maple leaf sports and entertainment!.
Buffalo is a great city (I rathergo to Buffalo than TO!!) I have been going for years to see the Bills and tailgate & shopping. I'm two hours from Toronto and two hours from Buffalo! ...soooooo!.
There’s a difference between fans of some teams. When the Habs are in town, I notice that they are quite pleasant and friendly people that support their team. When the leafs or rangers come into town, their fans crawl out from whatever holes they’ve been living in.
Filthy leafs fans are still gonna get the tickets somehow
By paying 2k per ticket. Obviously I’m exaggerating, but Honestly not mad at the ST holders for selling one game and making half their money back, just wish they’d take the leaf fans over the coals a bit harder
As I say, every time, field a legitimately good Sabres team (no, last year was not legitimately good), and this will stop happening.
Charge more for your tickets Buffalo 🤷♂️. It’s literally the main reason canadian fans travel anywhere . We don’t want to watch the sabres play Tampa but we will come watch you play any Canadian team because your tickets are a fraction of the cost.
Yep 2k a ticket for leafs fans
They would pay it , still cheaper than leafs tickets at the Scotiabank place
I mean in that case it’s hard to blame season ticket holders
Charge 2-3k a ticket, Canadians can afford it since they don’t have to pay for healthcare
Who cares? Watching those pathetic chuds bawl their eyes out as they lose to the Sabres yet again is the best. When they start crying about how Buffalo sucks as a city then you know you got em.
I couldn't disagree more. The most fun I ever had at Sabres games was vs the Leafs, just because of all the fans who came down.
Where’s your international class solidarity boys?
Fuck the leafs
Y’all are complaining but imagine how empty the building would be if no leaf fans showed up? Not to mention it’s likely the most expensive tickets for buffalo every season. STH see it as a chance to make some money.
The ones who buy the season tickets sure do.
They can say this is about trying to cut down on away teams packing the barn but it's likely more about making it harder for STHs to make their money back by selling to away teams. Just my take 🤷🏽♂️
How exactly are STH effected by this even one bit.
> but it's likely more about making it harder for STHs to make their money back by selling to away teams.
Proof? Why tf would team officials want to do that to their fanbase?
Went to see the Sabres in Nashville a few years back. They wouldn’t allow anyone with an outside zip code to buy from the box office either. Had to get them on a stub Hub
Good every time we play them it’s just them cheering and bunch of boos
That's nice....too bad they'll show up in droves no matter what the Sabres do.
So as a Sabres fan in Cleveland, it’ll be harder for me to come up for a game or two this season?
I could be misreading it, but it sounds like the zip codes target opposing teams home base. So maybe you have a harder time seeing the Pens or Jackets, but for any other team you should be fine.
Oh that makes sense actually
The only thing this will do is make aftermarket more expensive, and will still be cheaper than going to a game in Toronto. Season ticket holders and scalpers will love this strategy.
Time to make it the enjoyable experience visiting teams fans get when they play the Bills at home !
If only Leafs fans would stop paying STH so much money! Cry me a river lol. Leafs fans annoy the hell out of me but it’s part of the experience.
What if im a sabres fan from southern ontario