Photograph Karl R. Josker
In the end of course, the money for expansion was given to the sport with a guaranteed "Major League" franchise... the AFL aka the new renegade "American Football League". They would play at a newly renovated Civic Stadium whose grandstand along what would be the "left field line" would be expanded from 33,000 to 46,000. (This also pretty much guaranteed that there would be no expansion of
Offerman Stadium. The new left field line grandstand would be expanded until it towered above the stadium along with a new towering roofing system following along with it... giving the stadium a very bizarre but impressive look. The facility was now officially renamed as "War Memorial Stadium" after the renovations were completed and the new renegade AFL would indeed give Buffalo their own "Major League Football team" franchise in the now 46,000 seat War Memorial Stadium starting in 1960. The Buffalo Bills were back!