War Memorial Stadium...
"The Rockpile"
Courtesy of

Tim Maloney

located in
Buffalo New York

Former home of the Buffalo Bisons!
"In 1986, the Bisons set a new franchise attendance mark and finished third in the minors by selling 425,113 tickets in their second season as a White Sox affiliate, twice breaking their single-game mark. The home opener April 19 against Louisville was a disaster on the scoreboard (a 14-0 loss) but a rousing success at the turnstiles (27,977). The Beach Boys drew a record 35,778 for their show following the June 28 loss to Nashville. War Memorial Stadium, a place where fans stayed away from in the 60s and from where the franchise was taken 16 years earlier, had become the place to be. While the Rockpile's turnstiles were clicking, the city was looking to the future. In July, ground was broken for the new downtown stadium to be open in 1988 on the block including Washington, Swan, Oak and Seneca Streets. With former major-league manager Jim Marshall as their skipper, the Bisons had the playoffs in their sights as they were as many as nine games over .500 in late July. But Buffalo went just 15-24 over the final 39 games to finish the 1986 season, 71-71". *Buffalo Bisons