By Budd Bailey
During the past two summers, there has been some mystery surrounding Sahlen Field, the home of the Buffalo Bisons.
As you know, the Blue Jays came to town in 2020 because of the pandemic, and returned in 2021. The big leaguers receive better facilities than their counterparts in the minors – consider it a fringe benefit – and so the Blue Jays and Bisons worked together to come up with some improvements. Some of them, such as the lighting, quality of the field, and the moved bullpen were visible during games. However, regulations concerning Covid-19 meant that most people were not allowed on the bottom of the floor. That included me, your field timing coordinator for some Bisons’ games.
Therefore, when the Bisons announced an open house for the public to take a look at what was on the service level, I jumped at the chance. And I brought a camera. The layout has changed considerably – starting with the fact that the Bisons are located on the third-base side – and it’s difficult to remember what it used to be like. So here are some views of what the place looks like now: