One year ago today, the Buffalo sports landscape was united like never before. Terry and Kim Pegula were unanimously approved to assume ownership of the Buffalo Bills, solidifying the franchise’s long-term future in Western New York. The Pegulas then became owners of both major professional sports franchises in Buffalo.
A few days later, on Oct. 12, 2014, the One Buffalo initiative was launched prior to the Pegula family’s first home game as Bills owners. It has since become a rallying cry, pronouncing civic pride.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown will be on hand during the Buffalo Sabres’ Party in the Plaza tonight to officially declare Oct. 8 “One Buffalo Day.”
Festivities in First Niagara Center’s Tops Alumni Plaza begin at 5 p.m. and will feature an interactive fan photo booth. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. First Niagara Bank will also have a special home opener handout for all fans in attendance at the game.
Faceoff between the Sabres and Senators for the season opener is set for just after 7 p.m.
What else can fans look forward to?