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June 23, 1960: Pro football returns to the Rockpile with Bills vs. Patriots

It had been just over a decade since Buffalo was last home to a professional football team, so the Bills’ very first game — even if it was a pre-season game against the (Boston) Patriots — was one football fans were lining up to see.

Fans were also getting a first glimpse at the renovated and expanded Civic Stadium — soon to be officially renamed War Memorial Stadium, but always affectionately known as “The Rockpile.”

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