"Party in the Plaza" presented by Dick's Sporting Goods, Cingular the new AT&T, HSBC and Dunkin' Donuts
The Buffalo Sabres announced today they will once again make beer available for sale at the "Party in the Plaza" pre-game parties before each home playoff game. There will now be a limit of three beers per person for the duration of the event each night. GAME ONE'S PRE-GAME PARTY BAND: LANCE DIAMOND
In addition, the Maid of the Mist has made rain ponchos available -- in the event of inclement weather -- to the fans in attendance who will be outside watching the game on the video monitor.
The festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. outside HSBC Arena in the Plaza area located near Perry and Illinois St. where fans can enjoy live music from Juxtaposse. There will also be appearances from Buffalo Sabres Alumni and Sabretooth, as well as a 12' by 9' video monitor where fans will be able to watch a live Jumbotron feed of the game.
Fans should also be reminded that the event has been expanded, as Perry Street will be closed from Washington St. to Illinois St. by 4:30 p.m. to allow families to enjoy the festivities. Fans driving to HSBC Arena should plan alternate routes to account for the street closings.
The parties will take place rain or shine with free admission, as a game ticket will not be required for entrance to the party.
Coolers and chairs are prohibited.