The Buffalo Sabres announced plans for the team’s annual fan appreciation celebration, which will take place during the team’s final home and road games of the 2018-19 season.
For the regular-season home finale against the Ottawa Senators on April 4 (7 p.m.), the Sabres will host Fan Appreciation Night presented by ADPRO Sports. As part of giveaways at the game, KeyBank will provide every fan in attendance with a Jack Eichel bobblehead as they enter the arena.
Prior to the start of the game, Labatt will host a pregame happy hour from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Labatt Blue Zone. Labatt giveaways and drink specials will be available to fans in attendance. The Tim Britt Band will provide live music throughout the event.
Other team sponsors will provide additional prizes for lucky row and section giveaways, T-shirt toss and more, including KeyBank, Perry’s Ice Cream, Niagara University, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Eaton Office Supply, La Nova Pizzeria, Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, New Era Cap and Supercuts. Additionally, there will be a 50/50 guaranteed jackpot of $40,000.
The fan-favorite “Jersey Off My Back” promotion will also make its return to Fan Appreciation Night in 2019, with Sabres players presenting their game-worn jerseys to select season ticketholders after the game.
The winner of the Fan of the Year Award, presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, will be part of a ceremonial faceoff prior to the game. Winners of this season’s player awards will also be announced as part of the pregame ceremony. Awards will include Sabres Foundation Man of the Year presented by Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Unsung Hero presented by Labatt, Rookie of the Year presented by Fallsview Casino Resort and Most Valuable Player presented by KeyBank.
During the game, season ticketholders will receive an additional $2 off their season ticketholder concession pricing. All fans will be able to purchase hot dogs, soft pretzels, popcorn and soda for just $3 each. Additionally, the Sabres Store will give all fans 30 percent off their entire purchase during the game.
Fans tuned in to MSG for the team’s final road game against the Detroit Red Wings on April 6 will also have a chance to win prizes throughout the broadcast when “Fan Appreciation Night Goes Digital.” Registered My One Buffalo members will be able to access a form to enter the contest to win a variety of prizes, including Sabres season tickets and an overnight stay package from Buffalo Marriott Harborcenter.
To participate in this contest, fans can follow the link on the homepage of the My One Buffalo app, which will be available from the beginning of the pregame show through the end of the third period. Winners will be announced by Brian Duff during both intermissions and the postgame show on MSG.