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The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame (GBSHOF) has a “Master List” of candidates that have been nominated for induction. That list includes more than 900 names, of which 378 have been enshrined since the Hall began in 1991. Each year the Master List is reviewed by both a Nominating Committee of board members and a Media Advisory Committee comprised of members of the local sports media. From that Master List, a Short List of 25 to 30 names is submitted to the Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors.

At the annual voting meeting, the Board of Directors selects eight inductees with 75% of votes cast required for election.

After these eight inductees are selected, another committee meets to select up to four more candidates for induction as Pride of WNY inductees. The purpose of the Pride of WNY selection process is to posthumously recognize WNY sports legends. Priority consideration is given to candidates whose careers ended more than 40 years ago.

Should you wish to add information about one of the individuals on the established long list, or suggest additions to the list, we encourage you to do so by providing information in the form of documented statistics, accomplishments, copies of media coverage, awards, etc.

Please complete the Inductee Nomination Form or email information to

Or mail supporting information to:
Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 608
Buffalo, NY 14205

Please note any information received will not be returned.