Buffalo is Ready for the Empire State Games

July 17, 2010 Updated Jul 17, 2010 at 6:44 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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July 17, 2010 Updated Jul 17, 2010 at 6:44 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY - The opening ceremonies for the 31st Empire State Games are just days away and Saturday morning Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown proclaimed July 21-25, 2010 Empire State Games Days in the Queen City.

The 2010 Empire State Games torch tour and ambassadors were in Delaware Park today promoting the five day event and the opening ceremonies which take place on Wednesday night at U-B Stadium on the university's north campus.

The event will feel Olympic-like with the athletes walking into the stadium by region, numerous proclamations, the oath of the Empire State Games, a concert by Third Eye Blind and fireworks.

On Thursday, it's competition time. Events begin all across Western New York Thursday morning. If you would like to attend some of the competitions here is a link to the schedule for all the events at this years games: www.empirestategames.org/summer/sched/default.asp