Richmond Neighborhood Community Association

Professional Baseball on Richmond Avenue

Few people know about the stadium built in 1884 on Richmond Ave. and Summer St. named Olympic Park. This was home to the Buffalo Bisons of the National League. Read the article written by Joseph Overfield, copied from the Niagara Frontier, and published by the Buffalo Historical Society ( Copyright 1955). There is also references to the stadium on the Buffalo Bisons website. A special thanks to Harvey Garrett for transferring this document to electric form so that everyone can read the story. 

When Baseball Came to Richmond Avenue  Warning: This file is large and will take a few minutes to download.