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Sahlen Field

Home of the Buffalo Bisons

Built prior to the 1988 season, Sahlen Field, home of the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons of the International League, is one of the most significant ballparks in baseball history. The first 'classic retro' ballpark, it was built before such stadiums as Camden Yards in Baltimore and Coors Field in Colorado, and it's construction triggered a stadium boom at both the minor and major league levels. Still one of the largest ballparks in minor league baseball, Sahlen Field is home to the top six attendance marks in the history of minor league baseball and hosted the first ever Triple-A All-Star Game in 1988.

Sahlen Field Stats

Capacity: 16,600

Playing Surface: Natural Grass

Dimensions: LF (325), CF (404), RF (325)

HR Fence: LF (12'), LCF-RF (8')

LF Screen: 60' high

Scoreboard: Daktronics, 80' x 33' in HD

Ballpark Design: H.O.K Architects (Kansas City)

First Game: April 14, 1988 (Bisons 1, Denver 0)

First Pitch: Swinging strike by Denver's Billy Bates

First Hit: Bisons Jim Reboulet (single)

First HR: Bisons Tom Prince (solo HR to LF)

First Win: Bisons Bob Patterson