About Us


Our Story

Where we began and why we serve out community!

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

Join Our Team

We are greatly appreciative of the generous support from Delta Sonic and our surrounding community! We look forward to continue building relationships with our community together. Join our effort to create a beloved community through teamwork to makes the dream work by contacting us!

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.

1100 Jefferson Ave, Buffalo, NY 14208, (716) 885-8500