Former Notable Players:
Johnny Bench, Steve Farr, Ferguson
Jenkins, Cleon Jones, Hal McRae, and Tony Pena.
This WPA project opened as Roesch Stadium, with its
name later being changed to Grover Cleveland Stadium, and finally
to Civic Stadium in 1960. It was the home of the both AAFC and AFL
Buffalo Bills teams from 1947 until 1972. The first professional
baseball team to call the stadium home would have to wait until
1960. Nicknamed the Rockpile, the inner city location caused the
temporary relocation of the team's home games, several times, during
the social unrest of the late 1960s and early 70s. While the stadium
was demolished in 1988, its images will live forever in the 1984
. War Memorial Stadium was the location for most
of baseball scenes. The site has been rehabilitated into a community
sports complex, with the stadium's grand entrances anchoring one
end of the park.