Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Coca-Cola Field / Dunn Tire Park / North AmeriCare Park / Pilot Field - Buffalo, NY

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Blue387
    replied
    A Look Back at the Creation of Pilot Field

    Leave a comment:


  • icee82
    replied
    The Sabres really stink so I guess the good people of Buffalo are ready to turn to baseball now!!!

    Leave a comment:


  • Phantom Dreamer
    replied
    15,852 attend the Bisons' home opener!

    BHCCG7DCQAAzsAL.jpg

    BHCw2JcCUAAMzzW.jpg

    Leave a comment:


  • Phantom Dreamer
    replied
    1991 Pirates at Bisons

    Last edited by Phantom Dreamer; 01-19-2013, 06:02 AM.

    Leave a comment:


  • PeteU
    replied
    Cool find. Wonder why there were no plans for a shade roof in the upper deck, at least as per that plan.

    My original thoughts were that an expanded Pilot Field would have looked like New Comiskey, but from that plan, it actually looked like it would have been more interesting.
    Last edited by PeteU; 12-14-2012, 05:55 AM.

    Leave a comment:


  • milladrive
    replied
    Great ballpark find, Compadre! Starting a thread on it was entirely appropriate. I've slightly revamped the title for consistency's sake and have added it to the Quick Search thread. Unfortunately, there was not enough space in the title area to include the short-lived "Downtown Ballpark" moniker from the first part of the 1995 season, but that name's indeed included in the Index list.

    Very cool!

    Leave a comment:


  • Paul W
    replied
    Originally posted by bostonbraves View Post
    It is an outstanding ballpark. While I am not sure that Buffalo could support a major league, it is nice to see what it would have looked like had one been given to the city.
    buffalo never had a chance, the hype was good enough to get the place built.
    mlb franchises are bought, not given...

    Leave a comment:


  • bostonbraves
    replied
    I went to a game there when it was Pilot Field in 1991. A full house with lots of activity and a great buzz in the air. Now it seems as if that is no longer the case, which is too bad. I get to Buffalo once a year for a Bills game and the feel around town is different, at least to me. Hopefully that will change as there seems to be a large effort to revitalize downtown, and the ballpark is smack in the middle of it.

    Leave a comment:


  • Chevy114
    replied
    Originally posted by bostonbraves View Post
    It is an outstanding ballpark. While I am not sure that Buffalo could support a major league, it is nice to see what it would have looked like had one been given to the city.
    Yeah I feel like this was during that time when the Bills were winning and Buffalo wasn't like it is today. My friend from there tells me its just not the same these days.

    Leave a comment:


  • bostonbraves
    replied
    It is an outstanding ballpark. While I am not sure that Buffalo could support a major league, it is nice to see what it would have looked like had one been given to the city.

    Leave a comment:


  • Pelt
    replied
    Here is a smaller version of the original pic in it's proper orientation.

    buffalocv.jpg

    Leave a comment:


  • Chevy114
    replied
    If we continue this here are some pics, it doesn't look like our modern parks on the outside, but it's not bad.

    170_a89613895f7326635566ee3b31150ab3dec5cdb3.jpg
    170_f2094408f635b7b2e95c2116817be561de1c0831.jpg
    170_61236a444d3e6228a9042a60a099bf35c318e01f.jpg

    Leave a comment:


  • Coca-Cola Field / Dunn Tire Park / North AmeriCare Park / Pilot Field - Buffalo, NY

    I don't know if there is a better thread for this, but I couldn't find one. Coca Cola Field (Pilot Field/Dunn Tire Park) in Buffalo was built with the idea that it could expand if Buffalo was awarded a team in the 93 expansion. It could have an upper deck added to the top of the stadium. Pilot Field was HOKs first "retro" downtown ballpark. This is the only photo I have ever found of what the stadium would look like with its expanded upper deck.
    Attached Files
    Last edited by Pedro's Compadre; 12-06-2012, 10:16 AM.

Ad Widget

Collapse
Working...
X