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Sabres take embarrassing action over fans selling season tickets

Published March 11, 2024 at 4:02 PM

The Buffalo Sabres are planning to implement a pretty embarrassing rule for their season ticket holders that may see numbers dip before the start of the 2024-25 season.

According to The Buffalo News, the Sabres have told some season ticket holder that sell their tickets on secondary markets, such as StubHub for example, that they will need to buy a New York state-required reselling license, which costs $5,000 USD, before they can renew their membership for the 2024-25 campaign.

"The Sabres have notified certain season ticket holders who sell their game tickets on secondary markets that they'll need to purchase a state-required $5,000 reseller license before they can renew their season ticket membership." The Buffalo News said.

Season tickets cost quite a bit as it is, so to add another $5,000 on top of that if you want to sell your tickets on a secondary market may not be possible for some fans. For some people, they aren't able to attend all 41 home games in a season and having the secondary market to recoup any losses from games they don't go to helps quite a bit.

From the Sabres' perspective, they're likely assuming this move will encourage fans to keep their tickets, or give to family and friends, rather than putting them on the secondary market with no guarantee they'll be bought, meaning those seats will be empty that night.

It's a bit of a ridiculous and frankly embarrassing move from the Buffalo Sabres to do so because if fans shell out upwards of $4,500 per seat in the lower bowl, they should be allowed to do what they'd like with those tickets, including selling them on the secondary market.

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Sabres take embarrassing action over fans selling season tickets

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