One week out: What’s new at the yard?
The Buffalo Bisons will open the 126th season of professional baseball in Buffalo on Opening Day, Thursday, April 7 against the Syracuse Chiefs (3:05 p.m.). With the home opener just days away, the team announced the new changes fans can expect when they visit Coca-Cola Field this summer. Here is a quick-hits list of a few things you may have not heard about yet…
Wing King, Wardynski’s, Upstate Farms, Ilio DiPaolo’s among local favorites menu
Coca-Cola Field is known for its great variety of ballpark foods. In 2011, the Bisons are featuring many of the great flavors that are in our own backyard. A brand new Craft Brew Stand (Section 122) will feature Flying Bison, Saranac and other craft brews along with some great pub fare, including specialty nuts from the Bavarian Nut Company. Pettibones Grille will top select dishes with the specialty sauces of Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant and “The Wing King” Drew Cerza in the restaurant and for suite menu options, For an item that is uniquely-Buffalonian, Wardynski’s will provide the fan-favorite fried bologna sandwich.
For dessert, Upstate Farms will now supply many of the ballpark’s ice cream treats, while fans can enjoy authentic gelato provided by Sweet Melody’s. Additional sweet tooth treasures will be provided by Carvel Ice Cream and Choco Logo chocolates.
For fans wanting to stay away from the sweet and salty, the Bisons will also debut the BlueCross BlueShield Healthy Zone stand (Section 100). Turkey Burgers, Chicken Sausage and Veggie Wraps on whole wheat tortillas and rolls highlight a great alternative menu.
New Look Herd
When the Bisons take the field, they may be sporting a new look. The team has introduced new Pinstripe Jerseys to be worn during home games. The white uniforms with blue pinstripes will feature Bisons in blue across the chest and a Bisons logo patch on the left sleeve. This new jersey will primarily be worn by the team on afternoon starts in 2011.
SLR Media & Conferencing Suite
The SLR Media & Conferencing Suite debuted late last season on the first base side and is entering its first full year as the premier way to bring the boardroom to the ballpark. Available for game and non-game day rentals, this suite offers state-of-the-art video conferencing, four 52″ flat screens, internet access, touch-screen controls, a wet bar and its own private restroom. The SLR Media & Conferencing is a great new option for hosting clients or holding business seminars and meetings.
Boston Pops Make First Buffalo Visit
For the first time in their 125-year existence, The Boston Pops will play for the fans of Buffalo. Coca-Cola Field will host the Boston Pops with special guest Kenny Loggins on August, 26 for a non-game day concert. The show is entitled “America’s Orchestra Celebrates America’s Pastimes…Baseball, Movies and Rock n’ Roll” and tickets are now available at Bisons.com for this once-in-a-lifetime event.