Buffalo Bisons to begin season in Trenton, New Jersey as renovations are completed at Sahlen Field

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Bisons announced Friday the group will commence its period in Trenton, New Jersey as a renovation job is accomplished to prepare Sahlen Area for Important League Baseball typical season video games.

The Bisons’ residence in Trenton will be at the home of the Double A Trenton Thunder. Main League Baseball previously introduced the begin of the Triple A year was delayed and would get started in May well fairly than in April. The Bisons’ initial game is scheduled for May well 4.

Officers say due to COVID-19 constraints on journey among the U.S. and Canada, the renovation job at Sahlen Area is a joint undertaking involving the Bisons and Toronto Blue Jays to prepare the facility for MLB normal season house games below COVID-19 health and security protocols.

The major upgrades involve:

  • Transferring the bullpens off the area and powering the outfield partitions
  • New batting cages created further than ideal industry
  • New body weight area and renovated clubhouse facilities
  • LED gentle bulb replacements as well as two further short term lights poles

The Bisons say the updates exceed MLB criteria for player progress services.

Immediately after a approximately ten years-long partnership with the Toronto Blue Jays, these Sahlen Subject upgrades are a pure progression of our effective partnership. Sahlen Discipline is a single of the oldest ballparks in all of Triple-A so these updates are important for the prolonged-term good results of acquiring large-excellent baseball in Buffalo, NY for several a long time to come. We thank the Trenton Thunder firm for opening their doorways and welcoming the Bisons so this renovation can be concluded.

– Mike Buczkowski, President, Wealthy Baseball Functions

At this time, the Blue Jays will enjoy their “house” online games in April and May well at their spring education facility in Dunedin, Florida.

In March, Metropolis of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced the town was in energetic talks with the Bisons and the Blue Jays about the main league crew returning to Sahlen Field this period.

The Blue Jays played 26 game titles at Sahlen Subject in 2020 due to COVID-19 constraints on travel concerning the U.S. and Canada.

We extremely a great deal liked owning the Blue Jays simply call the great city of Buffalo their house past season and the prospective for accomplishing so again, this time with supporters, is an exceptionally thrilling probability. I applaud the Buffalo Bisons and Toronto Blue Jays corporations for privately funding these big enhancements to our city’s ballpark so that Sahlen Area can proceed to be a terrific group asset for lots of a long time to arrive.

– Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown.

The online games in 2020 had been performed without fans in the stands, with new state direction in area, ought to the Blue Jays participate in in Buffalo they could have around 3,000 enthusiasts in attendance.

Officials say no day has been set for a Blue Jays transfer to Sahlen Industry, the Blue Jays will talk updates as they are offered.

The next statement was produced for Bisons time ticket holders:

Bisons season ticket holders and lovers with credits from the 2020 year will get formal conversation from the team in the future number of days outlining the quite a few versatile selections accessible to them. Followers are also inspired to take a look at the Bisons.com 2021 Tickets Choices & FAQs Page for more data on lots of of their ticketing queries.