© 2022 Western New York Public Broadcasting Association

140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202

Mailing Address:
Horizons Plaza P.O. Box 1263
Buffalo, NY 14240-1263

Buffalo Toronto Public Media | Phone 716-845-7000
WBFO Newsroom | Phone: 716-845-7040
Your NPR Station
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Local

Improvements planned for downtown ballpark

coca_cola_field_2.jpg
WBFO File Photo
/
WBFO News

A multi-year plan to renovate Coca Cola Field has been released. The first phase will include the replacement of more than 3,000 seats in the special reserved sections with wider seats. This phase will begin as soon as the Herd's season concludes and is expected to take a few months. The city is footing the $760,000 bill for the seats. Eventually, all of the seats in the stadium will be replaced. Later phases will include improvements to electrical and plumbing systems as well as concourse and concession improvements and even a retractable roof over the party deck.

Mayor Brown states that funding the improvements to the 26-year-old facility is important as the stadium is a prime downtown destination.

The Kansas City firm that designed the ballpark is assisting with planning the upgrades.