Coca-Cola Field , the home of the Buffalo Bisons, and the James D. Griffin Plaza around the downtown ball park are now smoke- and tobacco-free, officials of the baseball club announced Saturday.
Mike Buczkowski, vice president and general manager of the club, said that, in cooperation with Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Tobacco-Free Erie-Niagara, the club has opted to forbid the use of all tobacco-related products in the ball park and its plaza.
The ban includes vapor or e-cigarettes as well as chewing tobacco, and it will be strictly enforced, he said.
Buczkowski also said there is now a strict no re-entry policy for all events at the ball park.
"The Buffalo Bisons organization is excited to share these new policies, which ensure a fun and comfortable environment for all our fans attending Coca-Cola Field," Buczkowski said. "We want to thank Roswell Park and Tobacco-Free Erie-Niagara for their support in helping us make the ball park 100 percent tobacco-free," he added.
"This policy is knocking tobacco out of the park for good," said Anthony G. Billoni, director of Tobacco-Free Western New York. "We applaud the Buffalo Bisons for protecting everyone's right to clean, fresh air."