AGAINST SALT LAKE & ALBUQUERQUE FROM JULY 4-9
FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA (MONDAY, JULY 4)
FIREWORKS SHOW (FRIDAY, JULY 8)
51s WEARABLE PLAYER BLANKET/NEVADA DONOR NETWORK DONATE LIFE NIGHT (SATURDAY, JULY 9)
The Las Vegas 51s professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), Triple-A affiliate of the 2015 National League Champion New York Mets, will open a seven-game (six-day) homestand on Monday, July 4 against the Salt Lake Bees, Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, at Cashman Field at 7:05 p.m. Las Vegas will host Salt Lake in a three-game series from Monday-Wednesday, July 4-6 (all games at 7:05 p.m.). The 51s will then host the Albuquerque Isotopes, Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, in a four-game (three-day) series from Thursday-Saturday, July 7-9. The series will feature a double-header (two seven-inning games) on Friday, July 8 at 5:05 p.m. The Triple-A All-Star Break will then be held from Sunday-Wednesday, July 10-13.
The 51s, under fourth-year manager Wally Backman, are currently on a brief four-game road trip to the Pacific Northwest against the Tacoma Rainiers, Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, that will conclude on Sunday, July 3.
Las Vegas, 42-37 record (.532), is in second place in the Pacific Conference Southern Division. First-place El Paso (47-33, .588), Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, leads Las Vegas by 4 ½ games.
The 51s organization have the proud distinction of being the longest enduring franchise in the history of professional sports in the state of Nevada.
2016 ATTENDANCE: In 38 dates, Las Vegas’ total is 186,902 for an average of 4,918. The season-high “home crowd” was an overflow sellout of 11,726 vs. Tacoma on April 28 for Fireworks/Star Wars Night. Las Vegas then recorded its second sellout of the season vs. El Paso on May 13 with an overflow crowd of 11,449 on Fireworks/Hometown Heroes Night. The Las Vegas franchise has reached the 300,000 plateau in “home” attendance in all 33 seasons (1983-2015). The all-time attendance total now stands at 11,164,631. The Las Vegas franchise welcomed the 11-millionth fan (Brian Johnson) during the opening homestand on April 14 vs. Sacramento.
The 51s organization will present the Fireworks Extravaganza, the best “fireworks show” in Las Vegas, in the series opener on the 4th of July against Salt Lake.
All seats are priced at $16.00-presale & $17.00-Day of Game for this special event!
The Tark Toy Drive will also be featured on the 4th of July! The Tark Toy Drive was formed on behalf of Jerry Tarkanian, the grandson of the legendary coach, to help raise awareness about pediatric strokes and to educate fans on the early warning signs of strokes. Baseball fans can bring toys to the ballpark to donate for this great cause!
Jerry Tarkanian (6-year-old) and Larson Foster (8-year-old), both who have suffered pediatric strokes, will “throw out” the ceremonial first pitches. The Tark Toy Drive will also have a table located on the concourse level at Cashman Field. The concourse table will be collecting new stuffed toys for kids in the hospital suffering from strokes, injuries and illnesses. For more information, fans can log on to www.tarktoydrive.com
JERRY TARKANIAN (1930-2015) – “TARK THE SHARK”
Jerry Tarkanian, a 2013 inductee into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., coached 31 years on the Division I level at Long Beach State (1968-73), UNLV and Fresno State (1995-2002) and finished his career with a 784-202 record (.795). In his 19-year run with UNLV, from 1973 to 1992, he went 509-105 for an .829 winning percentage. He took the Runnin’ Rebels to the Final Four “4” times, winning the NCAA title in 1990, the only one the program has ever won. He passed away on February 11, 2015 at the age of 84.
Budweiser Dollar Beer Night will then be presented on Thursday, July 7 at 7:05 p.m. in the series opener against Albuquerque. Dollar Beer Night will be featured at every Thursday home game during the 2016 season. Proper identification and wristbands are required for dollar beer night.
8 News Now Viva Las Vegas Fireworks (post-game show),” presented by The Orleans & Gold Coast will be featured on Friday, July 8 for the 5:05 p.m. double-header against the Isotopes.
The finale of the seven-game homestand on Saturday, July 9 at 7:05 p.m. will feature 51s Wearable Player Blanket Night, to the first 2,500 fans through the gates, presented by Nevada Donor Network Donate Life Night. Donate Life Nevada is proud to team up with the 51s to bring awareness to the critical shortages of lifesaving organs, celebrate the lives of those saved by transplant and honor the heroic donors who have given a second chance to so many people.
Important Facts – Organ Donors
1 organ donor can save up to 8 lives!
1 tissue donor can heal more than 50 people!
More than 123,000 people are waiting for life saving transplants, that’s enough to fill all the seats at Cashman Field nearly 13 times!
A new name is added to the waiting list every 10 minutes.
In Nevada, 600 people are waiting for life saving transplants.
Organ donors save the lives of more than 25,000 people every year.
Fans interested in being an organ donor are encouraged to register at www.nvdonor.org
Salt Lake’s roster features two of the top 10 prospects in the Angels organization, according to Baseball America: Left-handed pitcher Nate Smith (No. 3) and infielder Kaleb Cowart (No. 8).
Albuquerque’s roster features three of the top 10 prospects in the Colorado organization, according to Baseball America: Right-handed pitcher Jeff Hoffman (No. 4); left-handed pitcher Kyle Freeland and catcher Tom Murphy (No. 7).
The 51s will broadcast all games on Lotus Broadcasting on NBC Sports Radio AM 920 ‘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 10-time Nevada Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA), is in his 17th season behind the microphone calling 51s baseball. He will also call the action for the 2016 Triple-A All-Star Game Radio Network.
All 51s games (home & away) will also be broadcast on MiLB.TV via LV51.com.
Following the homestand, the 29th annual Triple-A All-Star Game, featuring the PCL All-Stars vs. International League All-Stars, will be held on Wednesday, July 13 at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, N.C., home of the Knights, Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. Las Vegas manager Wally Backman will guide the PCL All-Stars.
The Sonic Automotive 2016 Triple-A All-Star Game, presented by Gildan, will be televised live on MLB Network at 4 p.m. (PST) and broadcast locally on NBC Sports Radio AM 920 ‘THE GAME’.
Following the Triple-A All-Star Break (July 10-13), Las Vegas will embark on an eight-game Midwest road trip against the American Conference, beginning on Thursday, July 14 in Des Moines against the Iowa Cubs, Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. The four-game series will conclude on Sunday, July 17. The 51s will then travel to Omaha, Nebraska, to face the Storm Chasers, Triple-A affiliate of the 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals, in a four-game series from Monday-Thursday, July 18-21.
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 $16.00 (field, $17.00-Day of Game) & the blue dugout seats at $30.00. The traditional $2.00 discount for Military personnel is offered on plaza, field and reserved seats throughout the season except for the “Fireworks Extravaganza” on Monday, July 4 (all seats priced at $16.00-presale & $17.00-Day of Game 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.
– Visit the Las Vegas 51s on the Internet at www.lv51.com –
– Visit www.MiLB.com – the official site of Minor League Baseball –