Roomier seats being installed for Bisons fans

Nov 12, 2014

Buffalo Bisons' fans may be a little more comfortable next season with new more roomy seats being installed at Coca-Cola Field.

While Bisons' officals prepare for next season, there's an effort in the works to replace the large block of seats in the facility's lower bowl.  The new seats will extend from the outfield end of one dugout to the outfield end of the other dugout.  Originally, there were 3,700 seats in that area, next season there will be 3,300. Officials say the new seats will be wider and perhaps a little more comfortable. Public Relations Director Brad Bisbing says it's part of the continuing efforts to keep a great baseball venue.   

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"We still feel like it's a premier facility in all of minor league baseball. And, you know, we think that is not only because of the game of baseball or the seat you are sitting in. But, it's everything," according to Bisbing, "It's the promotions. It's the events. It's the, you know, the things on the scoreboard and, you know, the entertainment, all that combined make the seat that you're in that much more enjoyable."

The city is picking up the $750,000 cost for the seats and their installation. In past years, renovation has ranged from fixing the drainage under the field to a new sound system.

By the way, Opening Day is in 148-days.