About Us

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Our Story

Where we began and why we serve out community!

Johnnie B. Wiley Amateur Athletic Sports Pavilion offers amateur sports programs, mentoring and cultural enrichment activities through a volunteer base focused on young people their physical, mental, and character development to promote outstanding sportsmanship and excellent social consciousness.

Johnnie B. Wiley Amateur Athletic Sports Pavilion offers amateur athletes and volunteers opportunities to develop to their highest potential through a local network of sporting events by providing a safe, fun and world-class environment for players to learn, grow and compete. Through participation in Johnnie B. Wiley Amateur Athletic Sports Pavilion, young athletes achieve their dreams as valued citizens of our communities who have high character and skill.

The committed volunteers at Johnnie B. Wiley Amateur Athletic Sports Pavilion are dedicated to serving the communities where we live, play and uplift others. We take pride in providing cultural activities that inspire and motivate youth to fully realize their potential.

Our History

Originally the Johnnie B. Wiley Amateur Athletic Sports Pavilion was built as a Work Progress Administration project in 1937. It was originally named Roesch Memorial Stadium, though the name was changed to Grover Cleveland Stadium later in 1937 (honoring the former President and Buffalo public official) and then to Civic Stadium in 1938. The name was changed to War Memorial Stadium in 1960 when it served as the Buffalo Bills first home. It also served as former home of the Buffalo Bisons and currently home to area youth sports teams.

The field was named Johnnie B Wiley Amateur Athletic Sports Pavilion in 1997 to honor the life and work of Mr. Johnnie B Wiley. Mr. Wiley worked within the community influencing youth. He was a community warrior who had the ability to inspire & motivate youth. Currently, the facility is a home for activities that continue the legacy of Mr. Wiley, under the leadership of the director, Mr. Wiley’s son, Cedric Holloway, staff, and community volunteers.

Our Team

Sponsors, Supporters, & Volunteers

We look forward to building relationships with our community to develop our community together.

Johnnie B. Wiley Pavilion

Johnnie B. Wiley Amateur Athletic Sports Pavilion offers amateur sports programs, mentoring and cultural enrichment activities through a volunteer base focused on young people their physical, mental, and character development to promote outstanding sportsmanship and excellent social consciousness.