The Buffalo Bisons Are Changing Their Mascot Again (For One Day)
Say goodbye to the Buffalo Bisons team that you know and love. Coming soon, they will be called by the name of another familiar Buffalo icon.
How long have the Bisons been in Buffalo?
The Buffalo Bisons have been a team for over a hundred years. They actually started out in 1886! The current team has been in operation since 1979 though. They've been a minor league baseball team here in Buffalo and have been the farm team for many major league ball teams over the last couple of years. They've served as the farm team for MLB teams like the Pittsburgh Pirates, the New York Mets, and currently the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Bisons are going to be called something else soon
Coming up on July 29th, the Buffalo Bisons are going to change their name from the Bisons to the Wings. Of course, Buffalo Wings are iconic across the country and the Bisons are taking advantage of that to celebrate National Chicken Wing Day. They will complete the change with all new uniforms including redesigned hats and jerseys. The jersey will feature a "flats" design this year (or the two-boned part of the wing) instead of the drums that we've seen in the past.
This was the jersey from 2019:
The change will only last for that day.
They will have in-park specials to celebrate too
If you'd like to get your own specialty Bisons/Wings hat, they've got them for sale right now on their website. They're also going to feature a 5 for $5 Wing Special by Section 118 of the main concourse! Plus, to wash down those wings, they'll have $4 Labatt Blue, Blue Light & Big Deal Brewing Beer Specials. from 5-7 p.m.
You even have the chance to win 'Beer for a Year'
If you really love beer, you could win beer for a year. If a Bisons player hits a hoe run off the inflatable beer can in centerfield, you could win!
The video below is from a couple of years ago.