After the Rich Corporation came together with the fans to draw over 1/2 a million fans at the archaic old Rockpile in 1987, Buffalo was so thrilled to have a real baseball stadium... (not baseball in a football stadium) ... that they broke through that ever elusive 1 Million mark for only the 3rd time ever in all of Minor League Baseball history. As if that wasn't exciting enough... by the end of the season the Bisons would obliterate the former record of 1.05 million of the Louisville Colonels as 1.18 million fans came to see the Bisons in 1988. It wasn't just a showing of support but a message to Major League Baseball that they had better start paying attention to Buffalo. MLB seemed ready to listen... as it looked like two baseball franchises were on the move and one of them surely would land here at this stunning new stadium