Photograph Courtesy Bob Gaver
Money would need to be spent to put into Offerman Stadium ballpark to bring it up to current "International League standards"... which could very easily be done. The other Triple-A ballparks in the area that were built just after Offerman in Syracuse (MacArthur Stadium) and Rochester (Red Wing (Silver) Stadium) were still very much alive and thriving and would continue to do so for decades to come. The problem was the Bisons didn't own the property that Offerman Stadium was on. Their landlord who was the Ferry-Woodland Realty Corporation, found value in the land itself... not the stadium. A battle would ensue and the Buffalo Bisons would find that when they were about to go down in the war and went to the city for help... the city of Buffalo did not "have their backs" at all.