51s RETURN TO CASHMAN FIELD FOR BRIEF FOUR-GAME HOMESTAND
AGAINST THE SACRAMENTO RIVER CATS FROM JUNE 26-29
51s BEACH TOWEL NIGHT (FRIDAY, JUNE 26)
51s HAWAIIAN JERSEY NIGHT (SATURDAY, JUNE 27)
SMITH’S VALUE MENU MONDAY (JUNE 29)
FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA (JULY 4th)
The Las Vegas 51s professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, and the 2013 & 2014 Pacific Southern Division Champions, will open a brief four-game homestand on Friday, June 26 against the Sacramento River Cats, Triple-A affiliate of the 2014 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants, at Cashman Field at 7:05 p.m. The homestand will conclude on Monday, June 29 at 7:05 p.m.
Following a brief four-game road trip to the Pacific Northwest against the Tacoma Rainiers, Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, from Tuesday-Friday, June 30 – July 3, the 51s will host the traditional “Fireworks Extravaganza,” presented by Nevada State Bank, on Saturday, July 4th.
THE FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA – SATURDAY, JULY 4th
The 51s organization will present The Best Independence Day Fireworks Show in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 4th following the Albuquerque/51s contest at 7:05 p.m. Fans can also enjoy the “Dreyer’s Ice Cream Family Fun Fest” featuring a “4th of July” Picnic atmosphere inside the Cashman Convention Center from 3 – 6 p.m. with games, live music by Avalon Landing, food & more. The fun fest is free with a game ticket to the July 4th contest.
All seats are priced at $15.00 for this special game
Las Vegas, under third-year manager Wally Backman and the 2014 PCL Manager of the Year, are currently on a seven-game road trip that will conclude on Thursday evening in Salt Lake City, Utah against the Bees, Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Las Vegas is 3-2 on the road trip (2-2 vs. Fresno; 1-0 vs. Salt Lake). The “first place” 51s (41-31 record, .569) hold a 4.5 game lead over second-place El Paso (36-35, .507) in the Pacific Southern Division.
The 51s organization have the proud distinction of being the longest enduring franchise in the history of professional sports in the state of Nevada.
2015 ATTENDANCE: In 34 dates, Las Vegas’ total is 176,605 for an average of 5,194. The 51s began the 2015 “home” season with back-to-back sellouts on April 17 (11,007) and April 18 (9,928). The “home opener” crowd on April 17 of 11,007 was the largest in the 33-year franchise history (10,622 – inaugural home opener on April 10, 1983 vs. Salt Lake City). The Las Vegas franchise has reached the 300,000 plateau in “home” attendance in all 32 seasons (1983-2014) and the all-time attendance total now stands at 10,820,814.
The opener of the four-game series on Friday will feature 51s Beach Towel Night, presented by Selective Service, to the first 2,500 fans through the gates (open at 6 p.m.).
The 51s popular “Promotional Jersey Series” continues with 51s Hawaiian Jersey Night, presented by Cox on Olive Crest Night on Saturday, June 27 at 7:05 p.m. The first 2,500 fans through the gates will receive a Hawaiian Jersey.
The last matinee “Home Sunday” contest of the season will be featured in game three of the series on June 28 at 12:05 pm. The remaining Sunday games at Cashman Field (July 5, August 2, August 16, September 6) will begin at 7:05 p.m.
Smith’s Value Menu Monday will be presented in the finale of the homestand vs. Sacramento on June 29. Monday “home” games will feature a “Value Menu” for the seventh straight season! The 51s and Aramark have teamed together for discounted food items on Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Peanuts, Cracker Jacks and Pretzels for just $1.00 per item.
Sacramento’s roster features two of the top 10 prospects in the Giants organization, according to Baseball America: Right-handed pitcher Clayton Blackburn (No. 5) and left-handed pitcher Ty Blach (No. 7)
The 51s will broadcast all games on Lotus Broadcasting on Sports 920 (AM) The Game, which will carry live all 144 regular season games. Also, all games will be available on the 51s website (Major League Baseball Advanced Media, MLBAM) at www.LV51.com. Russ Langer, the nine-time Nevada Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA), is in his 16th season behind the microphone calling 51s baseball.
All 51s games (home & away) will also be broadcast on MiLB.TV via LV51.com.
Tickets for all 51s home games can be purchased at the America First Credit Union Box Office at Cashman Field. The box office is open Monday-Friday (non-game days) from Noon to 4:30 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased through Ticketmaster (1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com). Ticketmaster outlets are located at selected Smith’s Food & Drug.
The individual game tickets for the 72-game home season are priced at $11.00 (reserved, $12.00-Day of Game); $14.00 (plaza, $15.00-Day of Game) and $15.00 (field, $16.00-Day of Game) & the blue dugout seats at $25.00. The traditional $2.00 discount for Military personnel is offered on field, plaza and reserved seats throughout the season except for the “Fireworks Extravaganza” on Saturday, July 4 (all seats are priced at $15.00 for this special event).
Season tickets and mini-plan packages (11, 22, 36-game plans) are available by calling the 51s office at (702) 798-7825.
Official licensed 51s team merchandise is available on the “Team Shop” section of the website at www.LV51.com.