(Buffalo - WKBW.com) The Buffalo Bisons will open the 125th season of professional baseball in Buffalo on Opening Day, Wednesday, April 14 against the Pawtucket Red Sox (3:05 p.m.). With the home opener just 13 days away, the team announced the new changes fans can expect when they visit Coca-Cola Field.
Revamped Concessions System
The Bisons have completely revamped all concessions at Coca-Cola Field to give fans more and faster ways to enjoy the great ballpark food that accompanies every baseball game. The team has added two new concession stands - the Third Base Bullpen (full service concession stand) and Chip’s Carnival Corner (novelty snack shop) to the Coca-Cola Field lineup. The team has also installed gas equipment on the first base side of the ballpark for quicker, tastier treats. An additional 12 registers have been installed to give the team a 20% increase in points of sale. A new Soft Serve Ice Cream machine has been added to Stand 109 for a second location for fans to go to for a cool delight on a summer night.
“Third Base Bullpen” - New Full Service Concession Stand
In an effort to provide fans with more opportunities to find their favorite baseball foods faster, the Bisons will introduce the Third Base Bullpen – a new full service concession stand at section 117 on the third base side of Coca-Cole Field. This stand will feature ballpark staples such as hot dogs, Italian sausage, fried bologna, soft pretzels, French fries, beer and soft drinks. This gives fans another great location to grab a quick bite to eat and get back in their seats in time for the great Bisons action.
Chip’s Carnival Corner is the New Sweet Spot
Located adjacent to the Swan St. Gate, Chip’s Carnival Corner will make its debut in 2010. This new area will feature freshly made popcorn in a collectable plastic logo bucket. Chip’s Carnival Corner will also sell cotton candy, chocolates, licorice, Coca-Cola products and more. For those steamy summer nights, fans will also be able to cool down with novelty ice cream sandwiches, cones and bites.
Pizza Delivered Right to You
Bisons fans will see a new ballpark character at Coca-Cola Field this summer. “Luigi” has joined the Bisons team, but instead of delivering fast balls or clutch hits, this player will be brining Personal Pizzas right to your seat. The new vending character will feature cheese and cheese and pepperoni pies made for one.
New Concession Items
While there’s more places to get your food, there’s also more on the menu to choose from. The popular B-NY Deli stand has added a Pulled Pork Sandwich and a Chicken Sandwich, each offered with BBQ sauce or Weber’s honey mustard. The Bisons Wing Stand at Section 122 will now offer Fried Green Beans with cucumber wasabi dipping sauce, Fried Pickles and Sweet Potato Fries with a honey butter dipping sauce.
Pettibones Grille Also Steps to the Plate
The home for great food at the ballpark, Pettibones Grille has added to their hall of fame lineup for 2010. Some of the new quick hitters include Buffalo ‘Jack & Blue’ Cheese Sticks and Beef Sliders to start your meal off right. Buffalo Style Chicken Raviolis will be served in alfredo sauce and infused with Frank’s hot sauce for a meal with some definite bite. For entrees, the Chicken Napoleon features sautéed chicken strips in a brandy cream sauce mixed with penne pasta, red peppers, spinach, caramelized onions, garlic and parmesan cheese. The Veal or Chicken a Paolo are both served in cognac sauce with julienned peppers and slivered almonds.