JT forwarded me this article. It’s about how Buffalo built a state-of-the-art stadium, and then filled it with record crowds to show their commitment to getting a major league baseball expansion franchise.
Buffalo still has the stadium, but 4 other cities have the clubs.
Lots of good links in the article, including an obscure video shot at the stadium from when the Goo Goo Dolls were still just a local band. Even better is this local news piece from the night before the stadium’s first game:
At the time, the reporter makes clear that getting the team wasn’t an if but a when.
And, check out that 80's hairstyle and oversized leather jacket on Mindy Rich!