The Buffalo Sabres and HSBC Arena today announced a new state-of-the-art dasher board and protective glass system recently installed for the upcoming 2009-10 season.
Fans in the lower bowl will clearly be able to notice the wider acrylic glass panels which will provide an improved viewing experience. Each section is now eight feet wide along the sides and five feet wide in the corners and ends (previously four feet all around). This is made possible by a reduction in uprights, which hold the glass in place. This unique glass technology provides fans in the arena, and viewers at home, an unparalleled view of Sabres action.
The new dasher boards provide updated features including safer impact absorbing vinyl. The frame also offers a wide base of support for stability, and the ability to perform quick, efficient changeovers.
TIME LAPSE VIDEO OF THE BOARDS / ICE BEING INSTALLED