Buffalo is home to two major professional sports teams—the Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Sabres—and some of the world’s most spirited fans.

Excited fans at a Buffalo Bills game in the snow.

Majors and Minors

Devotion to our hometown teams runs deep, creating a strong civic bond among Western New Yorkers across all walks of life.

Our sports scene is not limited to football and hockey, however.

Enjoy baseball? Cheer on the Buffalo Bisons, a Triple-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays.

If lacrosse is your sport, root on the Buffalo Bandits, our championship National Lacrosse League team.

The Football Club of Buffalo plays a spring and early summer schedule at Robert E. Rich Sr. All High Stadium.

Buffalo has also hosted several major tournaments, including the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament regionals, the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship and the NCAA Frozen Four.

College Sports

Two players during a UB Bulls vs. Ohio basketball game.

Sixteen UB Bulls sports teams compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference.

Many other local schools also have active collegiate sports programs, including Buffalo State College, Canisius College, Niagara University and St. Bonaventure University.