BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - The Buffalo Sabres announced Thursday the schedule for this Saturday’s “Puckdrop 2010” at HSBC Arena. This day-long event will be an opportunity for fans of all ages to share in the excitement of the first day of training camp with a full day of events, including the unveiling of the team’s new third jersey and the opportunity to purchase individual tickets for the new season. Admission and HSBC Arena ramp parking are both free.
Individual game tickets for the remaining 31 home games will go on sale at 9 a.m. To purchase tickets by phone, call 1-888-223-6000, or visit www.sabres.com or www.tickets.com to purchase online. Tickets for the two preseason games and first 10 regular season games went on sale August 21. Visit www.sabres.com or call1-888-GO-SABRES for more information.
The Sabres will unveil the team’s new uniforms for the 40th anniversary season, including new road and third jerseys, at an open practice in the morning. Once the jerseys have been revealed, fans will be able to purchase them exclusively in the Sabres Store. This is part of an exclusive availability at the Sabres Store that runs until Wednesday, September 23. The store hours during the exclusive sale are: Saturday until 4 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The team is also scheduled to take part in a scrimmage following the jersey unveiling. Doors will open at 9 a.m. For those that can’t make it down to the arena, the jersey unveiling will be streamed live on www.sabres.com beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Other “Puck Drop 2010” events include live music in the plaza area by The Carl Motyka Band from 12 Noon-3 p.m.; current Sabres and Alumni available for autographs throughout the day; food and drink available for purchase both inside and outside the Arena; and a Sabres Kidz Zone featuring interactive games. The Sabres Puck Patrol will also have three street hockey rinks set up outside. Children under 12 must wear a helmet to participate, and it is recommended that you bring your own sticks and equipment.
“Puck Drop 2010” will also play host to the third annual Buffalo Sabres Adult Street HockeyFest on the streets surrounding HSBC Arena. This is a day-long street hockey tournament featuring men and women ages 18 and up. The first games will begin at 9 a.m.
Fans should also note that due to the Street Hockey tournament, Perry Street will be closed from Seymour H. Knox III Plaza (Main Street) to Mississippi Street, and Washington Street will be closed from Scott Street to Perry Street in front of the Arena to allow families to enjoy in the festivities. Fans driving to HSBC Arena should plan alternate routes to account for the street closings. Free parking will be available in the HSBC Arena parking ramp located on Illinois Street and the surface lots located on Perry Street which will be accessible when approaching from either Michigan or South Park Avenues.