BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Bisons have unveiled the team's 2021 playing schedule, with Opening Day set for April 6 at Sahlen field.
The Bisons will play 142 games against other Triple-A East Northeast Division teams.
Due to COVID-19, all homestands and roadtrips during the 2021 season will include one opponent and will be six games in length. One exception is during a shortened All-Star Game week.
The team says at this time no season tickets, ticket packages, individual tickets or group hospitality areas are available for purchase for the 2021 season. An announcement on ticket availability, ballpark capacity and additional ballpark safety and operational procedures will be made at a later date. The Bisons say fans with ticket credits from the canceled 2020 season should visit Bisons.com for more information, Sahlen Field and the box office remain closed at this time.
“Being able to circle ‘Opening Day’ at Sahlen Field on April 6 definitely feels great, but we’re ultimately looking forward to the day when we can also tell our amazing fans that we can once again gather together at the ballpark to enjoy Bisons baseball,” said Anthony Sprague, General Manager of the Buffalo Bisons. “The health and safety of our fans is and will always be our top priority as we continue to evaluate all options for hosting fans at the ballpark in 2021.”
The Bisons 2021 schedule, which can be found here, will consist of games against the following opponents: the Rochester Red Wings (36 games), the Syracuse Mets (36 games), the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (24 games), the Worcester Red Sox (24 games) and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (22 games).
The team says the 2021 schedule is subject to change and game times will be announced at a later date, but the team's final home game is scheduled for September 12 and its final regular season game is scheduled for September 19.
New York State released updated guidance February 10 which will allow the reopening of large stadiums and arenas on February 23 with COVID-19 testing and protocols in place. You can find more information on that guidance here.