Rival Team: Rochester Red Wings and Syracuse Chiefs
The Thruway Cup is awarded each year to the winner of the three-way rivalry between the Buffalo Bisons, Rochester Red Wings, and Syracuse Chiefs. The rivalry dates back to 1998, and each year the team with the best record against their fellow New York-based International League rivals takes home the trophy. You won’t want to miss it when the Red Wings or Chiefs come to Buffalo, so make sure to get your tickets to these important rivalry games.
Buffalo Bisons Tailgate Guide
Buffalo fans know how to tailgate and party with the best of them meaning you’ll be in for a good time when attending a Bisons baseball game. The tailgate scene here may be subdued compared to what you’ll find at Bills games, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have a great time hanging out with Bisons fans before the game.
One thing that makes tailgating at Bisons games a bit more relaxed is the fact that rather than having one large parking lot there are several smaller ones owned by private companies. The small lots keep the wild tailgating down a bit, but you’ll still have a good time grilling out where it’s permitted.
Those of you looking to hit up the bars though will be in luck as there are plenty of places to grab a drink near Sahlen Field including the Pearl Street Grill & Brewery. The Pearl Street Grill & Brewery is quite popular among Buffalonians and is an excellent place to down a few drinks with friends before the game.
Finally, no trip to a sporting event in Buffalo is complete without having some Buffalo wings. Take some time before or after the game to grab some wings to get the full Buffalo game day experience.
Pre-gaming before a Bisons game is a fun time for any baseball or sports fan, so come out early and get the most out of your visit to Sahlen Field.
Take a picture with the statue of former Buffalo Mayor Jimmy Griffin outside Sahlen Field. Griffin was a huge baseball fan and did a lot to help support the game in the city. The statue is an excellent way to honor him, so don’t miss it during your trip to Buffalo.
Where to tailgate
Parking LotsThe parking lots surrounding Sahlen Field are controlled by individual proprietors so make sure you’re following the rules when it comes to tailgating. If tailgating is permitted in the lot, then break out the grill, cooler, tent, and chairs for an excellent day of tailgating with your friends and family.
Pettibones GrillePettibones Grille is located inside Sahlen Field making it the perfect place to grab a drink or bite to eat before the game. Best of all Pettibones offers an excellent view of the field meaning you won’t miss any of the pre-game action.
Pearl Street Grill & BreweryPearl Street Grill & Brewery is a Buffalo favorite and one of the best places to hang out before the game. If you want to get the full Buffalo experience, then make sure to stop by Pearl Street Grill & Brewery before the game.
Buffalo Bisons Stadium Guide
Baseball fans in the Buffalo area won’t want to miss the opportunity to take in a game at Sahlen Field. A Bisons game is home to a fun in-game experience that fans of all ages will enjoy as it features great on the field action, entertaining mascots, and lots to see.
When taking in a Bisons game, you’ll be able to see the stars of tomorrow take the field. The Bisons are the Triple-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays giving you the excellent opportunity to see some of the young up and coming players from the nearest Major League team take the field. If you’re a big baseball fan and follow prospects closely, then you’ll love seeing the young players here in Buffalo.
The players aren’t the only ones on the field who produce memorable moments. The mascots at Bisons games are among the best in the business. Whether you’re watching Chicken Wing, Atomic Wing, Blue Cheese, and Celery square off in the mascot race or Buster, Chip, and Belle, the Bisons mascots will keep you well entertained throughout the game.
Additionally, take advantage of the numerous party areas and beer options when taking in a game at Sahlen Field. The beer selections here are diverse, and the prices are much lower than at Major League parks making a Bisons game a great time to enjoy food and drinks while taking in a game.
Lastly, no baseball fan in the Buffalo area can come to a game at Sahlen Field without taking some time to check out the Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is home to a wide assortment of memorabilia from Buffalo’s baseball history, so make sure to take it all in when visiting.
If you’re a baseball fan in the Buffalo area, then you can’t beat taking in a game at Sahlen Field so get your tickets today.
Located in Section 107, the Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame is a must-see for anyone visiting Coca-Cola Field. The Hall of Fame celebrates the history of professional baseball in Western New York and honors all of the best players in Bisons history.
The BisonsTV HD Board is the third largest video board and the widest video board in Minor League Baseball. You won’t miss any of the action thanks to the BisonsTV HD Board, so enjoy the crystal clear replays it provides.
Craft beer lovers won’t want to miss the Consumers Craft Beer Corner. Here you’ll be able to get several great tasting craft beers, which are an especially great deal during the fridaynighbash! Happy Hour.
If you’re taking a group of 25 or more to the game, then make sure to reserve a spot in the Bully Hill Party Deck. The Bully Hill Party Deck offers you a unique view of the action as well as two hours of food service and two and a half hours of beverage service.
Those of you looking for a group patio experience will want to reserve a spot in the Labatt Blue Zone. Located down the first baseline, the Labatt Blue Zone is an excellent place to entertain friends, family, and other large groups.
Catch batting practice and enjoy a pre-game meal from the Centerfield Pavilion. The Centerfield Pavilion accommodates groups of 25 or more and offers three all you can eat buffet options making it the perfect pregame destination for a large group.
The Buffalo Bisons mascot race is chicken wing-themed and pits Chicken Wing, Atomic Wing, Blue Cheese, and Celery against each other. The race is a can’t miss part of any Bisons game, so enjoy the race and root on your favorite mascot to victory.
Buster T. Bison, Chip, and Belle are the Bisons mascots and are a big part of any Buffalo Bisons game. The mascots here get into all kinds of antics, and Buster and Belle even got married at a game in 2007, so don’t miss these lovable mascots when attending a Bisons game.
At Bisons games, the beer vendors don’t just sell beer they entertain the crowd as well. Buffalo Bisons games feature several well-known beer vendors including Conehead and Earl the Bud making each beer sale a must-see.