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Bisons set huge 25th anniversary celebration for Aug. 25 against Rochester

The Bisons have had the Aug. 25 game against Rochester on their promotional calendar all season as the official celebration of Coca-Cola Field's 25th anniversary but have been mum on the details -- until today.

This one figures to be a huge night for fans to celebrate all these summers of coming downtown.

You can get all the details at Bisons.com but here's a rundown of the night's main points:

---All tickets for the 6 p.m. game will be $5 and gates will open at 4:30. All fans will receive a complimentary aerial photo and a coupon for one $1 hot dog at any ballpark concession stand. There will be $2.50 craft beer specials until 6 p.m. and two buffets for $25 will be available at Pettibones from 4-6 (reservations required).

---There will be a $25,000 giveaway to a fan if the Bisons' 25th hitter of the game hits a home run (over the outfield fence, no inside-the-parkers). Two autographed retro 1997 jerseys will be awarded every half inning (one to a season ticket-holder, one to all other fans) and 25 lucky seat winners will win $25 Fastball cash cards.

---The Bisons' "All-25 Seasons Team" will be announced and special appearances will be made by former players Dorn Taylor, Scott Medvin, Tom Romano and Jason Cooper. Voting for the All-25 Seasons Team ends today.  Earl of Bud and Loudmouth the mime will also appear.

---Home run targets will be erected on the left-field screen and prizes awarded if they are struck, as was done during the Triple-A All-Star Home Run Derby. 

---Fans can receive 25 percent gift shop discounts and the game will be followed by a giant fireworks display.

---Mike Harrington
(www.twitter.com/bnharrington) 

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

@BNHarrington | [email protected]


Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | [email protected]

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