Coca-Cola Field's Hall of Fame Heritage Room pays tribute to 'The Aud'

By John Boutet / Buffalo Bisons | April 18, 2017 3:03 PM ET

What: Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Exhibit - "Memories and Moments - The Aud Years, 1939-1996"

Where: Hall of Fame Heritage Room at Coca Cola Field. In the main concourse by the Swan St. gate.

Curated by: John Boutet, Archivist/Curator - Buffalo Bisons and GBSHOF

Video: Curator's Corner 2017 Episode 1

One of the most historic building in the City of Buffalo's long history was the beloved Memorial Auditorium? Every important indoor event between 1940 and 1996 took place inside "The Aud". It was the site of Stanley Cup hockey games, NBA playoffs, Soccer, Lacrosse, Tennis, All Star games, the AHL, record setting events, Little Three Basketball, The Circus, Pro Wrestling, Boxing, Roller Derby, The Harlem Globetrotters, Concerts, Graduations, Political Rallies, Proms…you name it, it probably took place at The Aud.

Come relive the memories and moments with an exhibit of artifacts, memorabilia, stories, and rare pictures of everything that took place inside the Aud. Elvis, JFK, The Rolling Stones, Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan, Ilio DiPaolo, Bob McAdoo, Gilbert Perreault, Frank Sinatra, Pete Maravich, Bob Lanier and Joe Louis are just a few iconic names who played there. The exhibit will be open every Bisons home game one hour prior to first pitch through the 3rd inning. It is fun for fans of all ages so come out to the ballpark this spring and enjoy this wonderful trip down memory lane with "Memories and Moments - The Aud Years, 1939-1996".

Contact info:
John Boutet
Curator/Archivist for the Buffalo Bisons
Site and Exhibit Chairman for the Greater Buffalo Sports HOF
(716) 812-2025

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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