Buffalo Bisons Become Buffalo Wings in June

Temporary name change for series vs. Rochester Plates

Tom Puckett
May 17, 2018 - 12:43 pm
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) After more than a century, Buffalo's baseball team will change its name, at least for one weekend series.

The Bisons announced Thursday they will become the Buffalo Wings for a series against the Rochester Red Wings, who for that series will be the Rochester Plates, named after that city's signature dish, the garbage plate.

“While chicken wings are enjoyed throughout the world, if you really want to get a true order or wings, you have to do it in Western New York. So it’s only fitting that Buffalo’s hometown team adopt the moniker of its most famous food item,” said Mike Buczkowski, VP/General Manager of the Buffalo Bisons. “Wings were born in Buffalo, and since then the debate over what’s the best meal to enjoy while watching a great game at the ballpark or anywhere officially ended.”

The Buffalo Wings and Plates series will also be in Rochester for a three-game series at Frontier Field, August 28-30.

The ‘Buffalo Wings’ logo features a sauced chicken wing drum crisscrossed with a crunchy side of celery and the team name ‘Wings’ drizzled above in bleu cheese. The full logo also includes ‘Buffalo’ written in medium sauce-orange on top of a BBQ-red colored diamond with a bleu cheese home plate.

On the field, the Buffalo Wings will wear a solid BBQ-red top with the Wings’ logo across the chest and creamy bleu cheese numbering on the back. The BBQ-red on-field cap includes a white face and a wing that is about to be dipped into bleu cheese to form the letter ‘B’ for Buffalo. The team will wear celery green socks.

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