|Chronological Tour: Stop 25|
Exterior of Pilot Field, by then called Dunn Tire Park, Jul-2001.
The view from the right-field bleachers, which no longer exist as of 2009.
Watching the game from under the screen behind home plate.
Unfortunately, the park is a perfect illustration of what can happen when corporate sponsors get into the act of naming parks. The stadium was first called Pilot Field, for Pilot Air Freight. However, the shipping company defaulted on its annual fee in the mid-1990s, and the place became known as North AmeriCare Park, for a local HMO. In June 1999, I was watching the Stanley Cup finals from Dallas, and they cut to a scene from the park, where fans had remained after a Bisons game to watch their Sabres on the video screen. The place was now called Dunn Tire Park. Oy.
By any name, however, the facility that replaced old War Memorial Stadium is a tremendous place to see a game.
|54||Sun 9-Aug-1992||American Assn||AAA||BUFFALO 4, Indianapolis 2|
|464||Sun 8-Jul-2001||International||AAA||Scranton 3, BUFFALO 1|
|1125||Sun 3-Jul-2011||International||AAA||Syracuse 10, BUFFALO 4|
|1184||Sun 27-May-2012||International||AAA||SCRANTON 1, Buffalo 0|