The Buffalo Sabres today announced plans to host a "Party in the Plaza" for the team's home opener against Columbus from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at First Niagara Center.
The party will take place in Alumni Plaza, located outside of the arena along Perry Street. The event will feature live music from Nik and the Nice Guys. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. There also will be special appearances by Sabres alumni and Sabretooth throughout the event.
In anticipation of the opening-night crowd for the game, fans planning on attending the home opener are encouraged to arrive early to ensure easy entrance into the arena. A pregame handout will be distributed to fans as they are admitted into the game.