Play ball!: Bisons start 25th season of downtown baseball
Wednesday's landmark celebration at Coca Cola Field offers a chance to reflect on the high expectations that came along with the 1988 opening of the $56 million stadium.
At its inception, it was known as Pilot Field, a new-look baseball stadium that was going to be the catalyst for Buffalo's efforts to acquire a Major League Baseball franchise.
Pete Weber was behind the microphone on April, 14th, 1988, broadcasting history as the Bisons opened their new home with a 1-0 win over the Denver Zephyrs.
After 13 years with the Bisons, Weber has moved to Nashville where serves as the play-by-play voice of the NHL's Predators.
Pete Weber offered memories and perspective in a look back at the years since baseball moved to downtown Buffalo at the corner of Washington and Swan.