The Buffalo Sabres make their only trip of the 2013-14 NHL season to Chicago, Illinois to take on the Blackhawks on Saturday, October 12th; puck drop is at 8 p.m.
The Blackhawks are one of the NHL's "Original Six" teams, founded in 1926; they have won five Stanley Cups and come into the 2013-14 season as defending Cup champs. The Blackhawks home arena, the United Center, opened in 1994 as a replacement for Chicago Stadium. Located at 1901 W. Madison St. in Chicago, the United Center is also home to the NBA's Chicago Bulls. Seating capacity for hockey is over 19,000, but with standing-room-only tickets, capacity exceeds 22,000.
The United Center features a variety of concessions and restaurants. Sweet Baby Ray’s, across from section 119, features pulled pork and brisket sandwiches and baby back ribs, while the Budweiser Select Brew Pub and Carvery, across from section 108, features fresh-carved sandwiches and specialty beers, before, during, and after games, and live music before puck-drop. Ironworks, across from section 309, offers steak and chicken club sandwiches as well as premium and domestic beers, and Bocaditos, across from section 103, offers tacos, chips and salsa. The arena also has three members-only clubs: the Ketel One Club, the Chicago Stadium Club, and the BMO Harris Club.
Tickets are available for the Blackhawks/Sabres matchup through www.ticketmaster.com; prices range from $37 (SRO) to $500 (on the glass), plus taxes and fees.
For more information on the United Center, visit www.unitedcenter.com.
For more information on the Buffalo Sabres, visit sabres.nhl.com.
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