What fans can expect when they get back to the ballpark for a full season of Bisons Baseball
After welcoming the Toronto Blue Jays for portions of the past two seasons, the Buffalo Bisons are poised to have a full season of baseball at their ballpark in 2022.
The team said, “There’s a special feeling that comes with every trip to Sahlen Field and, with a full season of Bisons Baseball on the schedule for the first time in three years, the Bisons can’t wait to welcome their great fans ‘Back to the Ballpark’ in 2022.
With opening day on Tuesday, April 5, against the Iowa Cubs (1:05 p.m.) less than a week away, the Bisons announced “What’s New” and “What’s Back” at Sahlen Field this season for fans to enjoy. It said this includes new promotional events added to a lineup of fan favorites, an enhanced concessions menu of local selections, and a new look for the team on the field.
“It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to plan for an entire season of Bisons baseball at Sahlen Field,” Bisons General Manager Anthony Sprague said. “As we approach the 2022 season, it feels great to be able to get back to what we do best: providing our amazing fans the absolute best sports entertainment experience and value at every game.”
All Bisons single-game ticket and ticket packages are on sale now at www.Bisons.com and at the Sahlen Field box office. The 2022 season begins with a six-game homestand against the Iowa Cubs that includes opening day on April 5 and Anderson’s Kids Week, April 6-10, where tickets for kids aged 14 years and younger are just $5 each.
‘Honda fridaynightbash!’ Tradition
“What’s Back”: The best night of the week returns to the ballpark as the Bisons will host 13 “Honda fridaynightbash!” games in 2022, starting with the first bash of the year on Friday, April 8, against the Iowa Cubs. Each Friday will include a Resurgence Brewing happy hour from 5-6:30 p.m., where fans can enjoy craft beers and food specials. Of course, every “Honda fridaynightbash!” includes a postgame fireworks show.
“What’s New”: The Bisons have expanded the popular Resurgence Brewing Happy Hour to include 50% more taps with a second serving area on the first base side of the ballpark for fans to enjoy the pregame beer specials. The Bisons are welcome a new fireworks partner to the ballpark. Buffalo-based Skylighters Fireworks will present this year’s shows, capping off a great night at the ballpark with bright, colorful fireworks in a spectacular array of effects in the sky.
Must-Attend Events & Expanded Promotional Schedule
“What’s Back”: With the first full season of baseball at Sahlen Field, fan-favorite events get to make a triumphant return to the ballpark. The 13th edition of “Star Wars Night,” presented by Alfred State College, is set for Saturday, June 11. The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra returns for the “KeyBank Independence Night Celebration,” this year on Monday, July 4. Children get to take over the ballpark again as “School Kids Day” returns Tuesday, June 7, presented by NY’s 529 College Savings Program and Alfred State. The team will host six “Tops Dog Days” at the park, where pups get in for free.
“What’s New”: The Bisons said, “Weekends at the ballpark are the best, so why not start a day early?” The team is partnering with Southern Tier Brewing to host “Thirsty Thursdays” at all evening Thursday start times. Fans can check out the all-new Southern Tier stand by section 105 of the main concourse and enjoy craft beers.
The team has also added two theme nights to celebrate WNY’s sports community; “Hockey Night,” in collaboration with the Buffalo Sabres, on Saturday, Aug. 20, presented by ADPRO Sports; and “Lacrosse Night,” in collaboration with the Buffalo Bandits, on Friday, July 22, presented by Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Both nights will feature specialized team jerseys and caps that are to be announced.
Blue Jays superstar Bo Bichette will be the subject of this year’s bobblehead giveaway on Saturday, July 23, presented by Equitable Advisors, and is one of many giveaways on the team’s schedule – also including a division championship banner giveaway on May 17 and a “Carrot” bobblehead on Aug. 24, presented by GBUAHN.
To its festival series, the team added “Native American Heritage Night” on June 25, presented by Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino; “The Nine” celebration on June 26; and “Hispanic Heritage Night” on Sept. 9. A full and updated promotional schedule can be found on www.Bisons.com.
Classics & Additions to Ballpark Menu
“What’s Back”: Buffalo’s best foods can be found at the ballpark, as the Bisons continue their commitment to bringing the tops tastes of Western New York to Bisons fans. Char-grilled Sahlen’s Hot Dogs anchor a ballpark menu that also includes fan-favorites LaNova Pizza, Charlie the Butcher Beef on Weck, Original Pizza Logs, Coca-Cola soft drinks, and craft beer. Inside the Consumer’s Pub at the Park restaurant, an all-you-can-eat buffet returns before every Bisons game in 2022, with a special buffet-game ticket option available on the team website.
“What’s New”: The Bisons said, “Our great friends at Sahlen’s have brought another delicious option to the ballpark with their all new Grilled For You hot dog that brings an authentic grilled smokehouse flavor to fans on the go. This time-saving selection will be available at the ballpark’s Sahlen’s specialty cart.”
The concessions menu will also feature the new taco log from Original Pizza Logs, a Beyond Burger found at the team’s Highmark Healthy Cart, and loaded nachos with chili cheese and jalapeños for fans wanting to step up the heat from their nacho order. To pair with all these options, the Bisons have added Southern Tier Brewing craft beers, Yuengling, and Corona Seltzers.
And to help bring all this food and beverages to Bisons fans, the team has partnered with Spot On Point-of-Sale system to roll-out a form of mobile ordering. The team said, “With intuitive software and payment solutions that enhance the fan experience, Spot On helps fans get back to their seats faster to enjoy the action on the field.”
New Threads for The Herd
“What’s New”: As the Blue Jays make additions to The Herd roster this season, the Bisons have added two new looks for the team that takes the field in Buffalo. The club will wear two new jersey tops in 2022: a royal blue alternate jersey top, and a powder blue “affiliation blue” top.
The royal blue alternate top, which will be worn both at Sahlen Field and on the road, includes a scarlet red “Buffalo” across the chest, and the team’s popular and historic “Standing Buffalo” logo patch on a sleeve. The new “affiliation blue” combines a retro script “Bisons” on the front and interlocking American and Canadian flags on a sleeve to pay tribute to the successful partnership the team has with its MLB parent club, the Toronto Blue Jays, and the connection with fans from Southern Ontario.
Fans can preorder blank and customizable versions of both jerseys on the club’s official website, www.Bisons.com. For all ticket options, promotional information and updated ballpark offerings, fans are encouraged to visit the team’s official website, bisons.com.