Sure enough more and more people came to the ballpark each year even when the Beach Boys weren't playing. By 1987 the Bisons were breaking the 1/2 million mark in attendance, Buffalo's new Mayor and the Rich Corporation thanked everyone for continuing to come out to the Rockpile to support the Bisons baseball team in the best way they knew how... they announced that in 1988, they would build the most beautiful ballpark that the Minor League's had ever seen. One that would be huge enough to handle the overflow crowds ... and perhaps even one day be home to Major League Baseball.