Bisons Showcase 'What's New' at Sahlen Field in 2023 (2023)

Bisons Showcase 'What's New' at Sahlen Field in 2023 (1)

March 30, 2023 - International League (IL) - Buffalo Bisons News Release

With the promise of a new season at Sahlen Field that's just a few days away, the Buffalo Bisons today unveiled What's New at the Ballpark for the great fans from Western New York and Southern Ontario to enjoy all season long. New concession items, twists on ballpark classics, new promotions and a new look for the team on one of their most popular theme nights are just a few of the new offerings that will once again make the Bisons Baseball Experience the top entertainment and sports value in town in 2023.

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(Video) What's New at Sahlen Field for the Bisons

All Bisons single-game ticket and ticket packages are on sale now at and at the Sahlen Field Box Office. The 2023 season begins with a six-game homestand against the Worcester Red Sox that includes Opening Day on April 4 (2:05 p.m.) with a Magnetic Schedule Giveaway and $2 Sahlen's Hot Dogs all game. Anderson's Kids Week then takes over, April 5-9, where tickets for kids aged 14 years and younger are just $10 each at the box office and the first 1,000 kids in attendance receive a FREE Hot Dog/Soda/Cotton Candy voucher!

Food & Beverage Additions

(Video) Buffalo Bisons elevate fan experience with new food, merchandise for 2023 season

In the stands, in your seat and at the Consumer's Pub at the Park restaurant, Bisons fans will have a lot of new options to add to their ballpark menu lineups! A new ballpark partner, Alexandra's Pierogi will now be available at concession stands with Sweet Cheese, Kraut Potato & Bacon and Potato & Fried Onion varieties as well as a special "Polish Poutine" that will feature the sweet cheese pierogi topped with a bourbon gravy and crispy pork belly. A ballpark staple -but now in a smaller size, too- Sahlen's new Smokehouse Cocktail Wieners will be available in a fun concessions combination with mac n' cheese for kids or served with baked beans, brown sugar and bacon in Pub at the Park buffets and in ballpark suites.

Chicken Pot Stickers with spicy dipping sauce will give fans the option to add some heat to their in-game meal, while a new Frozen Chocolate Banana option served plain or with peanuts or rainbow sprinkles has been added to the dessert menu for a cool down. Another great new ballpark partner, McCullagh Coffee will be served throughout the ballpark in 2023!

Great-tasting beer has always been the perfect ballpark meal companion and there's several exciting additions for fans in 2023. First, a New Bar has been installed inside the Consumer's Pub at the Park, the perfect place to enjoy a pre-game all-you-can-eat buffet or one of the many great beer selections during the game. The popular Resurgence Brewing Happy Hour before every Honda fridaynightbash!® has now doubled in size with the addition of a new Resurgence Beer Garden on the first base side of the ballpark.

When Labatt-urdays begin on June 17, Big Deal Brewing lager will be available as well as Blue and Blue Light for only $4 from 5-7 p.m. And Southern Tier will be featuring Juice Jolt IPA among their other great craft beer selections as part of the team's popular Thirsty Thursday™ promotion on all night Thursday home games. There will also be Additional Locations on both Thursdays and Saturdays for fans to enjoy these great new offerings.

And one of the more unique 'beverages' served at the ballpark, Adult Popsicles will be available with bourbon-based Ginger, Cola and Apple varieties.

A Western New York restaurant icon will be teaming with the Consumer's Pub at the Park restaurant this season. Ilio DiPaolo sauces, marinades and select entrees will be featured in the pub's all-you-can-eat buffet that is offered pre-game and during each Bisons home game.

Why Wait... Mobile Ordering is here

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The Bisons have teamed up with SpotOn to provide Bisons fans with a new Mobile Concessions Ordering Service. Just use one of the QR codes at Sahlen Field or on the scoreboard to order your next ballpark meal right from your phone. Great-tasting ballpark staples such as Sahlen's Hot Dogs, hamburgers, French fries and refreshing Coca-Cola products can be ordered and picked up when ready, to get you back to your seats fast to cheer on the Bisons!

Marvel-designed Alternate Jerseys

The Bisons and Marvel are taking their partnership to a new level in 2023 with not just one great event, but two... and with a brand new look! Marvel animators have produced a specially-designed Bisons Marvel Logo unlike any other in the team's history, featuring a fierce and determined bison as it emerges battered but undeterred from a harsh Buffalo winter. Caps and apparel featuring the new look are already available, while the Bisons team will be wearing new Marvel Jerseys for both the Marvel's Defenders of the Diamond game on Friday, May 19 (featuring appearances by The Hulk and Black Panther) as well as for the long-awaited return of the Bisons popular Marvel's Super Hero™ Night on Saturday, September 9 (featuring player jersey raffle and postgame fireworks).

New and Returning Ballpark Promotions

Almost every Bisons homestand in 2023 begins on a Tuesday and fans should come hungry to the ballpark when the Herd returns home. Every Tuesday this season is a TWOs-day and will feature $2 Sahlen's Hot Dogs all game long. The Bisons have also revamped their Sunday games into the all-new Family Fundays, featuring a Pre-Game Mascot Meet n' Greet with Buster and the WCC Racers, as well as select kid entertainment options such as face painters, balloon artists, magicians, hair braiders and more (schedule rotation to change). Of course, all Family Fundays will also include postgame Kids Run the Bases, presented by Platter's Chocolates.

Fan-favorite events that are finally able to return to the ballpark after more than three years include the Mystery Ball on August 29, Team Photo & Autograph Day on September 3 and a visit from the ZOOperstars! on July 30. The Bisons are also home on Father's Day (June 18) in five seasons and will feature a logo baseball giveaway and postgame Play Catch on the Field with Dad!

New Ballpark Entry Policy - No Backpacks

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Please note, backpacks will no longer be allowed to be carried into Sahlen Field for Bisons fans. Fans can still use a 16" x 16" x 12" clear plastic bag to enter the ballpark and diaper bags, medical-use bags and purses will also continue to be allowed, subject to search. As a reminder, no items can be stored at the ballpark during the event. A complete ballpark carry-in policy and allowable items can be found at The safety of our fans, players and associates at every event will always be our top priority.

New Playoff Format

Major League Baseball has announced a new playoff format for all of Triple-A baseball. Under the new format, the International League season will be split into two halves, with the first half ending on June 25 and the second half commencing on June 28. The first-half winners will serve as the hosts for a best-of-three game League Champions Series, which is slated to begin on Tuesday, September 26. The winner of that series will represent the International League against the winner of the Pacific Coast League in a one-game Triple-A National Championship Game on Saturday, September 30 at Las Vegas Ballpark.

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Bisons Showcase 'What's New' at Sahlen Field in 2023? ›

New concession items, twists on ballpark classics, new promotions and a new look for the team on one of their most popular theme nights are just a few of the new offerings that will once again make the Bisons Baseball Experience the top entertainment and sports value in town in 2023.

What are the theme nights for bisons 2023? ›

This year's themes include **Guarantee Win Night (May 12), Hawaiian Night (June 2), Women in Sports Night (July 14), Christmas in July (July 28), Obscure Jersey Night (August 18) and more. Bisons homestands will also have a new leadoff hitter all season long.

What is the new food at the Buffalo Bisons? ›

The six-game homestand will be highlighted by new merchandise, food and experiences for fans. Fans can enjoy offerings from a new ballpark partner "Alexandra's Pierogi," including the special "Polish Poutine." There will also be Sahlen's new Smokehouse Cocktail Wieners, Chicken Pot Stickers and Frozen Chocolate Banana.

What can you bring into Bisons game? ›

The following items will be allowed, as long as they fit within a 16"x16"x12" single-compartment bag.
  • One 20 oz. factory-sealed plastic bottle of water per person.
  • One small juice box per child.
  • One single-serve portion clear plastic sandwich bag of food per person, measuring no bigger than 6 ½" x 5 ½"

What is the Buffalo Bisons home field? ›

Home of the Buffalo Bisons

Still one of the largest ballparks in minor league baseball, Sahlen Field is home to the top six attendance marks in the history of minor league baseball and hosted the first ever Triple-A All-Star Game in 1988.

What time of year is the bison rut? ›

The rut lasts each year from June to September, with most of the activity occurring between July and August. Breeding is strongly seasonal and very promiscuous. Bison are not monogamous, but rather polygynous, meaning bulls are will mate with more than one female, but females will only mate with one bull.

What is burrito bison revenge on? ›

You can play Burrito Bison Revenge for free on Poki.

How much is a beer at the Bisons game? ›

Fans can check out the all-new Southern Tier Stand by Section 105 of the main concourse and enjoy great testing 16 oz craft beers for only $6 all game.

What is the average salary for buffalo bisons? ›

Buffalo Hills Bison pays an average salary of $158,015 and salaries range from a low of $139,648 to a high of $179,020.

Can you bring water to a Bisons game? ›

Cashless payments are encouraged but cash is acceptable and so are valid Bisons Bucks issued for 2020. Outside food and beverage: Each guest may bring one sealed non-flavored plastic water bottle 20 ounces or less. No outside food is permitted and stadium water fountains have been closed.

Can you bring food into Sahlen Field? ›

For speed of service and to minimize crowding, menu offerings have been modified. To reduce contact, all food items available at Sahlen Field are individually pre-packaged with wrapped utensils and condiments. In-seat hawker service will be offered. No outside food is permitted inside Sahlen Field.

Can you bring an umbrella to a baseball game? ›

Permitted Items

Carry in one factory-sealed plastic bottle of pure water no larger than one liter in size. Use small, compact umbrellas. When opened, they may not obstruct the view of other guests. Golf size umbrellas are not permitted into the ballpark.

How many seats are there in Sahlen Field? ›

Home to the Buffalo Bisons of the International League, it opened on April 14, 1988, and can seat up to 16,600 people, making it the highest-capacity Triple-A ballpark in the United States. It replaced the Bisons' former home, War Memorial Stadium, where the team played from 1979 to 1987.

Who owns Buffalo Bisons? ›

The Sahlen's name is synonymous with high quality service and products and we couldn't be happier to host our brand of family-friendly sports entertainment at Sahlen Field," said Bob Rich Jr., president and owner of the Buffalo Bisons.

Who owns Sahlen Field? ›

The Bisons and Sahlen's are both family-owned organizations with deep histories serving the Western New York community. The 2019 season will be the Bisons 135th season of professional baseball in Buffalo, the last 35 of which have been under the ownership of Bob and Mindy Rich of Rich Products Corporation.

What time of year is best to hunt bison? ›

Most buffalo are hunted from September through February when the robes are good. If you do not want a robe and are more interested in the buffalo's meat, summer is really good as animals are growing and carry more fat.

What time of day are bison most active? ›

Bison are mostly active during the day and at dusk, but may be active through the night. They are social animals that often form herds, which appear to be directed by older females.

What season are bison most active? ›

Given the fact that most bison eat anywhere from 8-12 hours each and every single day, it only makes sense that they are extremely active animals! Breeding season is a great time of year to view bison in their natural habitats. This happens during the summertime, particularly during the months of July and August.

Is the bison population coming back? ›

American bison, also known as buffalo, have bounced back from their near extinction due to commercial hunting in the 1800s. But they remain absent from most of the grasslands they once occupied, and many tribes have struggled to restore their deep historical connections to the animals.

Are bison making a comeback? ›

A coalition of conservationists and scientists set about to recover the American bison. They began breeding formerly wild bison found on private ranches with the Yellowstone herd. As the population grew to almost 5,000, Yellowstone bison started crossing park boundaries.

What is happening to bison? ›

Though bison once roamed across much of North America, today they are “ecologically extinct” as a wild species throughout most of their historic range, except for a few national parks and other small wildlife areas.

Is bison Grass finished? ›

Like almost all commercially available meat, bison are usually finished in feedlots and given a grain ration to increase marbling and carcass weight. Unless you can find bison in the supermarket labeled "100% grass-fed" or "grass-finished" the animal was likely grain-finished in a feedlot.

Who has the largest bison herd in the US? ›

Yellowstone bison are exceptional because they comprise the nation's largest bison population on public land. Unlike most other herds, this population has thousands of individuals that are allowed to roam relatively freely over the expansive landscape of Yellowstone National Park and some nearby areas of Montana.

Which states have the most bison? ›

Wyoming, Montana and Idaho: Where to Go to See Bison in the USA.

How many buffalos are left 2023? ›

The current metro area population of Buffalo in 2023 is 884,000, a 0% increase from 2022. The metro area population of Buffalo in 2022 was 884,000, a 0.23% decline from 2021. The metro area population of Buffalo in 2021 was 886,000, a 0.56% decline from 2020.

Are bison a good investment? ›

Over time, bison farming can be a profitable venture. However, it does require a significant financial investment initially. Here's what you'll need and what you can expect to spend.

What caused the decline of bison? ›

Drought is only one reason for the bison's decline. Horses, which spread from New Mexico onto the Great Plains in the late 1600s and early 1700s, also stressed bison populations. The Comanches, eminent equestrians of the Southern Plains, kept vast herds of horses for riding and trading.

Why are bison declining? ›

The species' dramatic decline was the result of habitat loss due to the expansion of ranching and farming in western North America, industrial-scale hunting practiced by non-Indigenous hunters, increased Indigenous hunting pressure due to non-Indigenous demand for bison hides and meat, and cases of deliberate policy by ...

How much bison are left? ›

Bison are not listed as a threatened or endangered species. Approximately 30,000 bison live in public and private herds in North America; they are managed for conservation goals. Approximately 400,000 bison are raised as livestock however, wild bison are rare.

How many pure bison are left? ›

Restoration efforts succeeded, however, and there are now about 11,000 genetically pure bison in the country. But those animals are segregated into small, isolated herds, most with a few hundred animals, leaving them prone to inbreeding and genetic drift.

How many bison are there in the US? ›

Currently, there are approximately 20,500 Plains bison in conservation herds and an additional 420,000 in commercial herds. While bison are no longer threatened with extinction, the species faces other challenges.

Where does Costco bison come from? ›

Ingredients. The Costco ground bison is a product of the USA and is raised without the use of antibiotics. The only ingredient is extra lean ground bison but an interesting thing I noticed on the package is that the bison is grass-raised and grain-finished.

How long can you keep ground bison in the freezer? ›

Ground or cut-up bison meat will keep its best quality in the freezer for 4 months. Larger cuts, such as chops, steaks, legs, or loins will keep their best quality 6 to 9 months. After cooking, eat or freeze bison within 3 to 4 days.

Is bison healthier than ground beef? ›

Bison meat has fewer calories and less saturated fat than beef, and a relative proportion of unsaturated to saturated fats is better for health, especially heart health. Compared to beef, bison meat is also richer in protein.


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