51s RETURN TO CASHMAN FIELD FOR EIGHT-GAME HOMESTAND
AGAINST SALT LAKE AND INTRASTATE RIVAL RENO FROM AUGUST 19-27
KRIS BRYANT BOBBLEHEAD NIGHT (SATURDAY, AUGUST 19)
BUDWEISER DOLLAR BEER NIGHT (THURSDAY, AUGUST 24)
FIREWORKS (FRIDAY, AUGUST 25)
51s DUFFLE BAG NIGHT (SATURDAY, AUGUST 26)
LAS VEGAS REYES DE PLATA (TUESDAY, AUG. 22)
The Las Vegas 51s professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, will open an eight-game homestand on Saturday, August 19 against the Salt Lake Bees, Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, at Cashman Field at 7:05 p.m. The four-game series against the Bees will conclude on Tuesday, August 22. The next scheduled off day for the PCL is Wednesday, August 23. Las Vegas will then host intrastate rival, the Reno Aces, Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, in a four-game series from Thursday-Sunday, August 24-27. All eight games on the homestand will begin at 7:05 p.m.
The 51s, under first-year manager Pedro Lopez, are currently on an eight-game road trip in Northern California against the Fresno Grizzlies, Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, that will conclude on Friday, August 18.
2017 CASHMAN FIELD ATTENDANCE: In 59 dates, Las Vegas’ total is 295,715 for an average of 5,012. Las Vegas has recorded five sellouts: 9,872 for Star Wars Night/Fireworks on April 28 vs. Albuquerque; season-high crowd of 10,342 for the Smokers Strike Out 14th Annual School Day Game on May 3 vs. Tacoma; 9,559 for the Fireworks/Nevada Donor Network Donate Life Night on May 5 vs. Tacoma; 9,353 for the Fireworks Extravaganza on July 4 vs. El Paso; 10,520 for the Kids Night Out/51s Cooler Bag on August 5 vs. Oklahoma City. The Las Vegas franchise is 4,285 fans shy of reaching the 300,000 plateau in “home” attendance for the 35th consecutive season (1983-2017). The all-time attendance total now stands at 11,605,443. The 51s organization have the proud distinction of being the longest enduring franchise in the history of professional sports in the state of Nevada.
Kris Bryant Bobblehead Night, presented by CSN, will be featured in the opener of the homestand on Saturday, August 19. The first 2,500 fans through the gates (open at 6 p.m.), will receive a Bryant Bobblehead in a Bonanza High School uniform.
LAS VEGAN KRIS BRYANT: The 2010 graduate of Bonanza High School was the 2016 National League Most Valuable Player and helped lead the Chicago Cubs to the World Series championship for the first time in 108 years (1908)! The ’16 MVP batted .292 (176-for-603) with 77 extra-base hits (35 doubles, 39 HR) and 102 RBI. He became just the second Cub to ever reach 35 home runs in his age-24 season, joining Ernie Banks. He earned 2015 Sporting News & BBWAA National League Rookie of the Year honors.
SCE Federal Credit Union presents “Drive it out of the Park” sweepstakes on Saturday, August 19.
51s fans will have the opportunity to “sign up” at the game at one of the three SCE Federal Credit Union tables located in the concourse level. The three contestants will then be selected from those entries to compete in the contest.
The contest will take place at the end of the 7th inning on the field. The three contestants will roll specialty dice and if the “SCE Logo” appears on all the dice, the contestant will win $25,000 toward a vehicle from Findlay Chevy.
The 51s, in conjunction with Minor League Baseball, will present “Peanut-Free Night” on Sunday, August 20 in game two of the four-game series. MiLB, on August 3, announced the partnership with Auvi-Q and its food allergy awareness campaign.
“Smith’s Value Menu Monday” will be presented in game three of the series on August 21. Monday “home” games will feature a “Value Menu” for the ninth straight season! The 51s and Centerplate have teamed together for discounted food items on Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Peanuts, Cracker Jacks and Pretzels for just $1.00 per item.
Budweiser Dollar Beer Night will be presented in the opener of the four-game series against Reno on Thursday, August 24 (final $1.00 Beer Night of the season). Proper identification and wristbands are required for dollar beer night.
A spectacular post-game “Fireworks Show,” presented by Vons will be featured in game two of the series against the Aces on Friday, August 25.
51s Duffle Bag Night, presented by SCE Federal Credit Union, will be distributed to the first 2,500 fans through the gates (open at 6 p.m.) in game three of the series vs. Reno on Saturday, August 26.
MiLB Es Divertido Ser Un Fan – “It’s Fun To Be A Fan Campaign” at Cashman Field on Tuesday, August 22:
The 51s will transform to the Las Vegas Reyes de Plata (“Silver Kings”) for the third time in 2017 (1-1 record). The Reyes de Plata will wear special hats and jerseys for the contest vs. Salt Lake.
MiLB (on July 24) launched Es Divertido Ser Un Fan, a new multi-cultural fan engagement platform aimed at specifically connecting with Hispanic/Latino baseball fans in 160 markets throughout the U.S. and Canada. The program debuted in August in select MiLB markets, including Las Vegas, Charlotte, North Carolina; Kane County, Illinois; and Visalia, California, with a national expansion planned for 2018.
The Las Vegas Reyes de Plata will take the field celebrating the city and state’s pioneering history at the forefront of the precious metal mining business that continues to define the Silver State today.
“The Reyes de Plata name plays off the fact that Nevada is the Silver State and embraces the impact and history that the Hispanic/Latino community had early in the precious metals mining industry that ultimately made Nevada state-worthy during the final months of the Civil War. The Tuesday re-branding that will occur during August games is something that is unique in professional sports and goes beyond one-off heritage nights,” said 51s General Manager/VP of Sales & Marketing Chuck Johnson.
SILVER STATE DIAMOND CHALLENGE: In 2009, Las Vegas and Reno developed the Silver State Diamond Challenge and the “Silver Plate Trophy” to add to the excitement to the rivalry for the two PCL teams that represent the state of Nevada…Reno defeated Las Vegas, 3-games-to-1, in the 2015 PCL Conference Championship Series.
The 2017 campaign will mark the ninth season of the S.S.D.C.
CHAMPION OF THE SILVER STATE DIAMOND CHALLENGE:
2009: Las Vegas 51s (series tied 8-8 and won the “Draw of the Cards” between the two Mayors)
2010: Reno Aces (Reno won series 11-games-to-5)
2011: Reno Aces (series tied 8-8, Aces retain trophy)
2012: Reno Aces (series tied 8-8, Aces retain trophy)
2013: Las Vegas 51s (Las Vegas won series 13-games-to-3)
2014: Las Vegas 51s (series tied 8-8, Las Vegas retains trophy)
2015: Las Vegas 51s (Las Vegas won series 11-games-to-5, Las Vegas retains trophy)
2016: Reno Aces (Reno won series 9-games-to-7)
2017: Reno leads the series 8-games-to-4
The 51s will broadcast all games on Lotus Broadcasting on NBC Sports Radio AM 920 ‘THE GAME’, which will carry live all 142 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 10-time Nevada Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA), is in his 18th season behind the microphone calling 51s baseball.
All 51s games (home & away) will also be broadcast on MiLB.TV via LV51.com.
Reno’s roster features two of the top 10 prospects in the Diamondbacks organization, according to Baseball America: Outfielder Socrates Brito (No. 4) and right-handed pitcher Taylor Clarke (No. 7).
Following the homestand, Las Vegas will embark on its final road trip of the ’17 season to Northern California. The 51s will face the Sacramento River Cats, Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, in a four-game series from Monday-Thursday, August 28-31.
Tickets for all 51s home games can be purchased at the SCE Federal 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).
The individual game tickets for the 71-game home season are priced at $11.00 (reserved, $12.00-Day of Game); $14.00 (plaza, $15.00-Day of Game) and $16.00 (field, $17.00-Day of Game) & the blue dugout seats at $30.00 ($35-Day of Game). The traditional $2.00 discount for Military personnel is offered on plaza, field and reserved seats throughout the season.
2018 Season tickets and mini-plan packages are available by calling the 51s office at (702) 943-7200.
Official licensed 51s team merchandise is available on the “Team Shop” section of the website at www.LV51.com
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