The Buffalo Bisons today announced their game times for the 2010 season, their 125th season of professional baseball in Buffalo. The home portion of the 2010 season will begin with a 3:05 p.m. first pitch on Wednesday, April 14 against the Pawtucket Red Sox.
The biggest change to the Bisons schedule is the addition of night games on most Thursdays. Ten of the team’s 13 games on that day will now be played at night. The Bisons will also host a Sunday night game next season on August 1 against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (7:05 p.m.).
“The feedback we received from our fans told us they wanted more opportunities for night games during the summer months,” said Mike Buczkowski, Vice President/General Manager of the Buffalo Bisons. “Because of the amount of home games we have late in the season, adding night games to Thursdays gives our fans even more summer nights at Coca-Cola Field to enjoy.”
The 2010 Bisons schedule features a large increase in home summer games from a season ago. The team will host 17 games in August as opposed to just 11 games at Coca-Cola Field in April. A total of 36 of the team’s 44 summer home games in June, July and August will be played at night.
This season’s Independence Eve Celebration with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus and the largest fireworks show of the year will be Saturday, July 3 at 6:05 p.m. against the Rochester Red Wings. The team’s annual School Kids game with morning start will be Thursday, May 27 at 10:35 a.m. against the Toledo Mud Hens. The Bisons will host the Syracuse Chiefs for a special afternoon start on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31. The team will hold Fan Appreciation Night on Thursday, September 2 against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (6:05 p.m.) – the final regular season home game of 2010.
The Bisons will use the customary 7:05 p.m. for more games after the first month of the season. The team will have 1:05 p.m. afternoon starts on most Sundays (Family Fun Sundays). The six fridaynightbash!® games in June, July and August will start at 7:35 p.m.