TOP 10: Why Coca-Cola Field is #1
This may be a one sided argument, mostly because this AAA stadium is located in my hometown, but the Coca Cola Field in downtown Buffalo, New York, is a spectacular little jewel for a minor-league stadium.
The same architects who built Oriole Park at Camden Yards designed the Coca-Cola Field, formerly known as Dunn Tire Park, North AmeriCare Park, Downtown Ballpark and Pilot Field, or perhaps better identified as home to the Buffalo Bisons. HOK Sport, today Populous, conceived the original design to evoke a retro-classic ballpark atmosphere.
#10 The Possibilities are Endless!
The stadium was designed to be expandable increasing its capacity from 18,175 to 45,000 with the addition of second deck. In 1991 and 1995, Buffalo has been a finalist under consideration by the National League Expansion Committee, however in both instances it has failed to win a major league franchise. Today, the complex in undergoing a multi-year renovation plan, beginning with the installation of 3,700 new seats in the special reserve sections. New green seats with an extra 22 inches, give fans not only an up-close and personal, but comfy experience watching the game.
#9 Big Screen Viewing
Missed an amazing play? Want to know more about a new player? Or, see yourself on the screen in the park's famous look-a-like montage? In 2012, the largest HD video board in a minor league stadium was installed. Measuring 80 feet across by 33 feet high, BisonsTV is sure to entertain all of the team's fans.
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Poutine & Craft Beer – Need I Say More!
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