BUFFALO -- After enduring record rainfalls in both April and in the start of May, the Buffalo Bisons and baseball fans in Western New York and Southern Ontario are ready to move on from Mother Nature's soggy start to the season. So, the Bisons are encouraging all fans to put away their umbrellas and get out their sunglasses, because they have issued a 'NO RAIN GUARANTEE' for their seven-game homestand, May 15-21.
During the Bisons next homestand, the team is guaranteeing that there will be no measurable rainfall at the ballpark during any one of those contests. If, for some reason Mother Nature doesn't get the hint and it rains at any point between the scheduled first pitch and the final out, fans can exchange their ticket for that game for TWO ADDITIONAL TICKETS for any remaining game during the month of May -even if the game is not delayed or interrupted because of the weather!
The Bisons also announced that any unused 2017 game ticket from earlier in the season (April 6-May 7) is now good for a 2-for-1 exchange for any game during the month of May. Exchanges must be made at the Coca-Cola Field Box Office.
"We certainly haven't gotten much cooperation from Mother Nature at the start of our season. Hopefully, this 'No Rain Guarantee' will send a message to the clouds that all the fans of Western New York and Southern Ontario are ready for sunshine and Bisons baseball at Coca-Cola Field," said Mike Buczkowski, Vice President/General Manager of the Bisons.
The Bisons area also asking fans to assist with their 'No Rain Guarantee.' The team is encouraging fans to share their good deeds with the hashtag #GoodWeatherKarma. During the homestand, the Bisons will reward one fan for their kindness each day with FREE TICKETS AND FOOD for four for their fridaynightbash! game on May 19.
The Bisons return home Monday, May 15 for the start of a seven-game homestand against the rival Syracuse Chiefs and Pawtucket Red Sox. The homestand includes a fridaynightbash!® on Friday, May 19 (7:05 p.m.) with post game fireworks and a pre-game 'Resurgence Brewing Happy Hour' starting at 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 is the team's annual 'Blue Jays Weekend,' presented by Samuel Son & Co, Inc. Fans can get in the ballpark early on May 20 (11:30 a.m.) for a special autograph session with Blue Jays' greats Tony Fernandez, Jesse Barfield and Duane Ward. On Sunday, May 21, the first 3,000 fans receive a free Bisons Picture Frame (Gates at 12 p.m.). The game will also feature an appearance by the Blue Jays' mascot, ACE, as well as postgame Kids Run the Bases, presented by Tim Hortons.