Photograph Courtesy Tim Maloney
It wasn't just baseball's Buffalo Bisons that loved the new
Offerman Stadium. It was the envy of sporting teams throughout the Northeast. Before Offerman, the Bisons had played 36 years on the same spot at the corner of Ferry & Michigan at the old wooden Olympic Park dating back to 1889. "Offerman Stadium" would utilize the same ballfield on Ferry & Michigan but now it was (for 1924)... "state of the art". So much so that it also attracted Buffalo's NFL franchises who would utilize the stadium while awaiting the completion of "Grover Cleveland Stadium aka Civic Stadium aka War Memorial Stadium". The American Football League's Buffalo Bisons and Buffalo Rangers played at Offerman Stadium throughout the 1920's. It wasn't until just before the war however (3 years after this stadium made its debut) that Civic Stadium (as it was now called) finally got its first true professional team.