City Hall Replica Giveaway – Get YOURS
by Andrew Kulyk (@akulykUSRT) - posted 8:45 pm, July 17, 2012
Well, then Wednesday, July 18 might just be your lucky day. The Buffalo Bisons will face the Toledo Mud Hens at Coca Cola Field at 7:05pm, and the first 4000 fans through the gate will get their very own figurine replica of Buffalo City Hall, and it’s FREE.
The Bisons began their replica series a few years back, starting with a replica of the downtown ballpark, and following up with the other two major venues they played in during the course of the last century. The items became so popular that the team then decided to look at community landmarks for possible replica items. Last year’s Memorial Auditorium replica giveaway was especially popular.
So here’s how it works – the gates open at 6PM, and the replicas will be distributed at the Swan Street gate only. The line looks a bit daunting but moves quickly once the gate opens. Limit one replica per ticketed patron. And… the team today announced that Hizzoner… Mayor Byron Brown, will be at the gate in person to greet fans and help with the distribution.
We got bragging rights here at Artvoice for accurately predicting a year ago that the 2012 replica would be Buffalo City Hall. So we’re calling the shot now… the 2013 replica giveaway will be Ralph Wilson Stadium. Yeah, yeah, the “Rich Stadium” naming rights fiasco and all we know. But that was a lifetime ago, and judging from the great representation by the Bills at last week’s All Star Game and event, that has all been smoothed over. So..The Ralph, see ya, we hope, in 2013.