War Memorial Stadium (Buffalo)

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War Memorial Stadium
Location Buffalo, New York
Opened October 16, 1937
Closed May 5, 1989
Demolished 1989
Other Names Civic Stadium (1938-60)
Grover Cleveland Stadium (1937-38)
Roesch Memorial Stadium (1937)
Tenants Buffalo Bills (1960-72)
Buffalo Bills (AAFC) (1946-49)

War Memorial Stadium, colloquially known as The Rockpile, was an outdoor football, baseball and soccer stadium in Buffalo, New York. It also had a race track and hosted several NASCAR events. The venue was demolished in 1989 and replaced with the Johnnie B. Wiley Amateur Athletic Sports Pavilion, which retains entrances from the original stadium.

List of credited publications

League Date/Season Team(s) Type
American Football League December 28, 1963 Buffalo Bills vs. Boston Patriots Program
January 1, 1967 Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs Program
National Football League December 13, 1970 Buffalo Bills vs. Baltimore Colts Program

See also

List of National Football League stadiums

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American Football League
Eastern Division Boston Patriots • Buffalo Bills • Houston Oilers • Miami Dolphins • New York Jets
Western Division Cincinnati Bengals • Denver Broncos • Kansas City Chiefs • San Diego Chargers • Oakland Raiders
Seasons 1960 • 1961 • 1962 • 1963 • 1964 • 1965 • 1966 • 1967 • 1968 • 1969
Venues Alumni Stadium • Astrodome • Balboa Stadium • Candlestick Park • Cotton Bowl • DU Stadium • Fenway Park • Frank Youell Field • Jeppesen Stadium • Kezar Stadium • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Mile High Stadium • Municipal Stadium • Nickerson Field • Nippert Stadium • Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum • Orange Bowl • Polo Grounds • Rice Stadium • San Diego Stadium • Shea Stadium • War Memorial Stadium
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All-America Football Conference
Teams Baltimore Colts • Brooklyn-New York Yankees • Buffalo Bills • Chicago Hornets • Cleveland Browns • Los Angeles Dons • San Francisco 49ers
Seasons 1946 • 1947 • 1948 • 1949
Venues Burdine Stadium • Civic Stadium • Kezar Stadium • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Soldier Field • Yankee Stadium
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