St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ® joins with Las Vegas 51s to go to bat for children fighting childhood cancer

 

End childhood cancer one step at a time with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

Las Vegas residents will join 65 communities for St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer on Sept. 15

 

 This September, thousands of individuals nationwide will join together in the battle against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases by participating in the Las Vegas St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood CancerLas Vegas is one of 65 cities nationwide helping raise funds and awareness during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. 

 

On Saturday, July 28, a Kick-Off Party will be held at Cashman Field, in partnership with the Las Vegas 51s, the 2018       St. Jude Walk/Run Course Sponsor. This is a great opportunity for team captains, sponsors and interested participants to learn more about the St. Jude Walk/Run and how their support impacts the families of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

 

The Las Vegas 51s have supported the St. Jude Walk/Run for the past two years and stepped up their efforts this year. Players recently participated in a photo shoot featuring the team wearing the This Shirt Saves Lives t-shirt. This Shirt Saves Lives is a simple message but it could not be more true. St. Jude is saving young lives every day. But, they can’t do it without the support of generous donors. The T-shirt is available exclusively to those who become “Partners In Hope,” donors who give $20 per month to the hospital’s lifesaving work. To join the nationwide movement, individuals pledge $20 a month through www.thisshirtsaveslives.org. “Partners In Hope” are encouraged to wear their This Shirt Saves Lives shirt, snap a photo, share it through social media using the hastag  #thisshirtsaveslives.

 

Because of generous donors and events like the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. With the support of participants, donors and more, we can end childhood cancer together. 

 

For more information, to make a donation, volunteer or register for the St. Jude Walk/Run, visit stjude.org/walkrun

 

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop working until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter (@stjude).

Las Vegas Soccer LLC Invites Las Vegas to Vote on the Team Name for the New USL Expansion Team

 

Las Vegas Soccer LLC Invites Las Vegas to Vote on the Team Name for the New USL Expansion Team  

Visit VegasProSoccer.com to vote on your favorite team name

Voting closes Monday, Aug. 28 at 11:59 p.m. PT

 

 

Las Vegas Soccer LLC invites the city of Las Vegas and soccer enthusiasts to vote on their favorite team name for the new USL expansion team scheduled to begin play at Cashman Field during the 2018 season. The current names in the running include Las Vegas FC, Las Vegas Lights, Las Vegas Action, Viva Vegas, Club Vegas and Las Vegas Silver. Fans can visit VegasProSoccer.com from now through Monday, Aug. 28 at 11:59 p.m. PST to submit their vote.

 

In addition, fans can now put down a $20 deposit (per seat) for season tickets at VegasProSoccer.com to ensure they enjoy every game during the upcoming season. Seat selection is available on a first-come first-served basis.

 

For more information visit VegasProSoccer.com or stay up to date with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

About Las Vegas Soccer LLC:

Las Vegas Soccer LLC is the operating entity for the newest professional soccer team for Las Vegas. The Club is the 33rd team to join the United Soccer League (USL). The club will begin its inaugural season in March 2018 with all matches held at Cashman Field, located in Downtown Las Vegas.

 

For more information visit VegasProSoccer.com or stay up to date with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Las Vegas City Council Unanimously Votes to Bring a Professional Soccer Team Beginning the 2018 Season

 

Las Vegas City Council Unanimously Votes to Bring a Professional Soccer Team Beginning the 2018 Season

 

Fans can now purchase tickets and submit team name suggestions at VegasProSoccer.com

 

Following today’s (Wednesday, July 19) City Council meeting, seven council members voted unanimously to approve the 15-year lease agreement between Cashman Field and Las Vegas Pro Soccer LLC, which will bring a United Soccer League (USL) expansion team to Las Vegas with play to begin in the 2018 season.

 

“I want to thank Mayor Goodman, the City Council members and especially Councilman Barlow for making our team a reality for Las Vegans,” said Brett Lashbrook, founder and owner of Las Vegas Pro Soccer, LLC. “We believe that Downtown Las Vegas is the ideal location for professional soccer. Our mission is to create an authentic international soccer experience for local fans that is different than any other local team – one that fully embraces the diversity of our community. We are confident local soccer fans will help us turn Cashman Field into a stadium the replicates the amazing match day atmosphere of soccer stadiums around the globe – with non-stop singing, dancing, chanting, drumming, etc. We know Las Vegas is ready for professional soccer, and we plan to deliver on our promise to make this a soccer city. “

 

Las Vegas’ USL Division II team will become the 33rd Club to join the league. Throughout the 2018 season, the team will compete in 16 regular season games at Cashman Field. In addition, Las Vegas Pro Soccer LLC will utilize the field for additional events including, but not limited to, exhibition matches featuring international soccer clubs and more.

 

Fans are now able to place a $20 deposit (per seat) for season tickets at VegasProSoccer.com to ensure they enjoy every game during the upcoming season. Seat selection is available on a first-come first-served basis.

 

In addition, Las Vegas Pro Soccer LLC has invited the local community to submit name ideas for the team on their website. Entries will be available for submission until Monday, July 31 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

 

 

 

About Las Vegas Soccer LLC

Las Vegas Soccer LLC is the operating entity pursuing a professional soccer team for Las Vegas. Following a unanimous vote by the city of Las Vegas on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, the Club will become the 33rd team to join the United Soccer League (USL). The club would begin its inaugural season in March 2018 with all matches held at Cashman Field, located in Downtown Las Vegas.

 

For more information visit VegasProSoccer.com or stay up to date with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Las Vegas City Council Votes on Wednesday, July 19 to Bring Professional Soccer to Las Vegas

 

Las Vegas City Council Votes on Wednesday, July 19 to
Bring Professional Soccer to Las Vegas

 

Beginning today, fans can submit team name ideas for the newest professional sports team in Las Vegas at VegasProSoccer.com

 

Announced today (July 12, 2017), Las Vegas Soccer LLC is on the City Council Meeting agenda for Wednesday, July 19 to bring a professional soccer team to Las Vegas. Next week, the Las Vegas City Council will vote to approve a stadium lease agreement for a United Soccer League (USL) expansion team to begin play during the 2018 season at Cashman Field.

 

“We are excited to work with the Mayor’s office and Councilman Barlow to bring the world’s game to Downtown Las Vegas,” said Brett Lashbrook, Founder and Owner of Las Vegas Soccer LLC. “Las Vegas is the second largest U.S. market without a professional soccer team and it’s long overdue. Our goal is to have this club truly reflect the multiculturalism of our community.”

 

The City Council Meeting will take place at City Hall on Wednesday, July 19 at 9 a.m. The public can view the meeting live on KCLV Cable Channel 2 or on Livestream here.

 

Beginning today, fans have the opportunity to visit VegasProSoccer.com and submit team name ideas for the valley’s soccer team until Monday, July 31 at 11:59 p.m. In addition, one lucky submitter will be randomly chosen to win Season Tickets for the 2018 season.

 

“Our fans will help us shape the vision for our franchise. We’re asking fans to go to VegasProSoccer.com to send us suggestions for the team name – ones that will symbolize the pride of our hometown of Las Vegas,” said Lashbrook.

 

In addition, fans can now put down a $20 deposit (per seat) for season tickets at VegasProSoccer.com to ensure they enjoy every game during the upcoming season. Seat selection is available on a first-come first-served basis.

 

For more information visit VegasProSoccer.com or stay up to date with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

About Las Vegas Soccer LLC
Las Vegas Soccer LLC is the operating entity pursuing a professional soccer team for Las Vegas. Pending a successful vote by the City of Las Vegas on July 19th, the Club is expected to be named the 33rd team to join the United Soccer League (USL). The club would begin its inaugural season in March 2018 with all matches held at Cashman Field, located in Downtown Las Vegas.

 

For more information visit VegasProSoccer.com or stay up to date with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Las Vegas 51s Host Omaha Storm Chasers And Iowa Cubs in 8 Game Homestand May 11th Through 18th

51s RETURN TO CASHMAN FIELD FOR EIGHT-GAME HOMESTAND
AGAINST AMERICAN CONFERENCE OPPONENTS OMAHA STORM CHASERS
& IOWA CUBS FROM MAY 11-18
BUDWEISER DOLLAR NIGHTS (THURSDAY, MAY 11 & 18)
FIREWORKS NIGHT (FRIDAY, MAY 12)
51s BATTING PRACTICE TOP NIGHT (SATURDAY, MAY 13)
SMITH’S VALUE MENU MONDAY (MAY 15)

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 Thursday, May 11 against the Omaha Storm Chasers, Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, at Cashman Field at 7:05 p.m. The four-game series will conclude on Sunday, May 14 (Mother’s Day at 12:05 p.m.).  The 51s will then continue the homestand with a four-game series against the Iowa Cubs, Triple-A affiliate of the 2016 World Series champion Chicago Cubs, from Monday-Thursday, May 15-18, all games at 7:05 p.m.  Las Vegas will begin a stretch of 16 straight games against the American Conference from May 11-26.

The 51s, under first-year manager Pedro Lopez, are currently on a brief four-game road trip at Albuquerque, N.M. against the Isotopes, Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, that will conclude on Tuesday. The next scheduled off day for the PCL is Wednesday, May 10.

2017 CASHMAN FIELD ATTENDANCE: In 16 dates, Las Vegas’ total is 100,847 for an average of 6,303.  Las Vegas has recorded three 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.  The Las Vegas franchise has reached the 300,000 plateau in “home” attendance in all 34 seasons (1983-2016). The all-time attendance total now stands at 11,410,575.  The 51s organization have the proud distinction of being the longest enduring franchise in the history of professional sports in the state of Nevada.

Budweiser Dollar Beer Night will be presented twice during the homestand on Thursday, May 11 vs. Omaha and in the finale of the eight-game homestand vs. the Cubs on Thursday, May 18 at 7:05 p.m.  Dollar Beer Night will be featured at every Thursday home game during the 2017 season.  Proper identification and wristbands are required for dollar beer night.

A spectacular post-game “Fireworks Show,” presented by Albertsons, will be featured on Friday, May 12 in game two of the series against the Storm Chasers at 7:05 p.m.

51s Batting Practice Top Night, to the first 2,500 fans through the gates (open at 6 p.m.), will be featured on Saturday, May 13 at 7:05 p.m.

Little League Day #2 will be featured in the matinee contest and the finale of the four-game series vs. Omaha on Sunday, May 14. Selected 51s players will be available to sign pre-game autographs for the Little League teams in attendance.  In addition, all children will have the opportunity to “Run the Bases” after the contest (with proper shoe attire).

The opener of the four-game series vs. the Iowa Cubs will feature “Smith’s Value Menu Monday” on May 15.

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 Jack and Pretzels for just $1.00 per item.

           WestStar Credit Union “Winning Wednesday” will be featured FIVE more times during the 2017 season. The remaining dates are May 17 vs. Iowa Cubs, June 14 vs. Sacramento; July 5 vs. El Paso; July 19 vs. Fresno; August 9 vs. Reno.

If the 51s WIN, fans can redeem their tickets for a future Sunday through Tuesday “home” game (excluding Tuesday, July 4). In addition, each “WestStar Winning Wednesday,” one lucky fan will also be randomly selected to be the WestStar Winner of the Game! The winning fan will receive an autographed baseball from a 51s player, a seat upgrade for their group, and the opportunity to become the guest PA announcer for a half-inning that night!

Omaha’s roster features four of the top 10 prospects in the Royals organization, according to Baseball America: Top prospect: right-handed pitcher Josh Staumont; left-handed pitcher Eric Skoglund (No. 4); first baseman Ryan O’Hearn (No. 8) and right-hander pitcher Kyle Zimmer (No. 10).  In addition, infielder Garin Cecchini is a member of the Storm Chasers roster, and is the brother of Las Vegas’ Gavin Cecchini.

Iowa’s roster features three of the top 10 prospects in the Cubs organization, according to Baseball America: second baseman Ian Happ (No. 2); outfielder Mark Zagunis (No. 6) and third baseman Jeimer Candelario (No. 7).

                         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.comRuss 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.

Following the homestand, Las Vegas will embark on an eight-game road trip beginning on Friday, May 19 in New Orleans, Louisiana, against the Baby Cakes, Triple-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins.  The four-game series will conclude on Monday, May 22.  The 51s will then continue the trip and travel to the Lone Star State and face the Round Rock Express, Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, in a four-game series from Tuesday-Friday, May 23-26.

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.

Season tickets and mini-plan packages (11, 22, 36-game plans) 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.      

– Visit the Las Vegas 51s on the Internet at www.lv51.com

– Visit www.MiLB.com – the official site of Minor League Baseball –

 

Las Vegas 51s Host Tacoma Raniers in Four-Game Homestand from June 4-7 – Syndergaard Jersey Night June 4th

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51s RETURN TO CASHMAN FIELD FOR A BRIEF FOUR-GAME HOMESTAND
AGAINST TACOMA RAINIERS FROM JUNE 4-7
KIDS ONLY NOAH SYNDERGAARD JERSEY
STAR TREK 50TH ANNIVERSARY NIGHT (SATURDAY, JUNE 4);
SMITH’S VALUE MENU MONDAY (JUNE 6)

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 brief four-game homestand on Saturday, June 4 against the Tacoma Rainiers, Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, at Cashman Field at 7:05 p.m. The four-game series will feature two matinee contests at 12:05 p.m. on Sunday, June 5 and Tuesday, June 7.  The next scheduled off day for the PCL is Wednesday, June 8.

 

The 51s, under fourth-year manager Wally Backman, are currently on a four-game road trip in Northern Nevada against intrastate rival, the Reno Aces, Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks (0-2 on the trip). The series will conclude at Greater Nevada Field on Friday evening.

Las Vegas, 27-25 record (.519), is in second place in the Pacific Conference Southern Division.  Three teams are separated by a total of 3.5 games: first-place El Paso (30-22, .577); 51s (3.0 GB), Salt Lake (26-25, .510, 3.5).

 

The 51s organization have the proud distinction of being the longest enduring franchise in the history of professional sports in the state of Nevada.

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2016 ATTENDANCE: In 26 dates, Las Vegas’ total is 138,640 for an average of 5,332.  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 11,116,369. The Las Vegas franchise welcomed the 11-millionth fan (Brian Johnson) during the opening homestand on April 14 vs. Sacramento.

 

            Kids only Noah Syndergaard Jersey Night, presented by America First Credit Union, will be featured in the series opener on Star Trek (50th Anniversary) Night on Saturday, June 4.  Kids ages 12 and under through the gates only will receive the Syndergaard jersey (gates open at 6 p.m.).  The 51s players will wear “Star Trek” themed jerseys.

 

“Smith’s Value Menu Monday” will be featured in game three of the four-game series on June 6 at 7:05 p.m.  Monday “home” games will feature a “Value Menu” for the eighth 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.

 

Tacoma’s roster features one of the top 10 prospects in the Mariners organization, according to Baseball America: Outfielder Boog Powell (No. 9).

 

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.comRuss 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.

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All 51s games (home & away) will also be broadcast on MiLB.TV via LV51.com.

 

Following the homestand, Las Vegas will embark on a brief four-game road trip to Albuquerque, N.M., to face the Isotopes, Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, in a series from Thursday-Sunday, June 9-12.

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 –

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Comcast SportsNet Chicago & WGN to Televise Cubs/Mets from Las Vegas Big League Weekend

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COMCAST SPORTSNET CHICAGO & WGN TO TELEVISE
BIG LEAGUE WEEKEND GAMES BETWEEN THE CHICAGO CUBS
AND 2015 NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPION NEW YORK METS
ON THURSDAY-FRIDAY, MARCH 31 – APRIL 1 AT CASHMAN FIELD

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and 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, announced today that Comcast SportsNet Chicago & WGN will televise the games, respectively on Thursday, March 31 at 5:05 p.m. and Friday, April 1 at 1:05 p.m. at Cashman Field.

Thursday, March 31: Chicago Cubs (V) – RHP Ryan Williams vs. New York Mets (H) – RHP Jacob deGrom at 5:05 p.m. (PT) – Comcast SportsNet Chicago

Friday, April 1: New York Mets (V) – LHP Steven Matz vs. Chicago Cubs (H) – RHP Jason Hammel at 1:05 p.m. (PT) – WGN

 

The Big League Weekend two-game Spring Training series will feature a rematch of the 2015 National League Championship series. The Cubs will open the 2016 campaign on Monday, April 4 against the Los Angeles Angels at Anaheim, Calif. and the Mets, who will conclude Spring Training in the Silver State, will open the season with a rematch of the 2015 World Series at Kansas City against the Royals on Sunday Night Baseball (April 3 at 5:37 PT).  Both teams will travel to Las Vegas with their potential 25-man rosters for “Opening Day.”

 

Len Kasper (play-by-play) and Jim Deshaies (analyst) will call the action for both games from the Silver State. Deshaies played for 12 seasons in the Major Leagues with New York Yankees (1984), Houston (1985-91), San Diego (1992), Minnesota (1993, 1994), San Francisco (1993) and Philadelphia (1995). He was also a member of the Triple-A Las Vegas Stars in 1992.

 

In addition, Mick Gillispie will call the action on the audio webcast broadcast for the two-game series on Cubs.com. Gillispie is the radio voice of the Tennessee Smokies, Double-A affiliate of the Cubs.

 

“We are excited that the Chicago Cubs will televise both games from Las Vegas on Comcast SportsNet Chicago & WGN,” 51s President/COO Don Logan said. “The television broadcast will provide tremendous exposure for the city of Las Vegas and also the opportunity for the LVCVA to advertise into a key tourism market.

 

“These two games will also provide a great atmosphere in the ballpark for all of the Mets and Cubs fans, both locally and the tourists that will visit during this event.”

 

The Cubs will be returning to Cashman Field for the 12th straight season and 15th all-time appearance in Las Vegas for Big League Weekend (1993, 1994, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015).

 

The Cubs have recorded 16 sellouts over the past 11 seasons (2005-15) for their annual Big League Weekend visits to Cashman Field.

 

In 2015, the Cubs total attendance for the Big League Weekend two-day event was 18,382. The Cubs defeated Oakland, 5-3, on March 13 before a crowd of 8,007. The Cubs then defeated the A’s, 3-1, led by Kris Bryant’s two homers on March 14 before a sellout crowd of 10,375.

 

The Mets will be making their third all-time appearance to Cashman Field for Big League Weekend.  The Mets faced the Cubs for two games in 2014. New York defeated Chicago, 9-4, on March 15 (9,106) and the Cubs then defeated the Mets, 6-3, on March 16 before a sellout crowd of 10,408.

 

The 51s, under manager Wally Backman, will open their 34th season in the Silver State on Thursday, April 7 against the defending PCL & Triple-A Champions, Fresno Grizzlies, Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, at Cashman Field at 7:05 p.m.

 

2016 season tickets and mini-plan packages (11, 22, 36-game plans) are available by calling the 51s office at (702) 798-7825.  Individual game tickets for the 72-game home schedule will go on sale in March.

 

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 –

Individual Game Tickets for Cubs vs. Mets (March 31-April 1) Go On Sale Tuesday February 16th

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2016 BIG LEAGUE WEEKEND FEATURES
CHICAGO CUBS VS 2015 NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPION
NEW YORK METS
ON THURSDAY-FRIDAY, MARCH 31 – APRIL 1 AT CASHMAN FIELD
INDIVIDUAL GAME TICKETS GO ON SALE
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 AT NOON

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and 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, announced today that individual game tickets for the Major League Baseball exhibition games featuring a rematch of the 2015 National League Championship Series between the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets will go on sale on Tuesday, February 16 at noon at the Cashman Field Box Office.

 

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 Cashman Field box office, beginning on February 16, will be open Monday-Friday from noon – 4:30 p.m.

 

The following are the individual game ticket prices for the Cubs/Mets games on Thursday, March 31 at 5:05 p.m. (Comcast SportsNet Chicago) and Friday, April 1 at 1:05 p.m. (WGN): $40 for reserved seats, berm and grandstand; $50 for plaza seats and $60 for field seats.  Both teams will travel to Las Vegas with their potential 25-man rosters for “Opening Day.”

 

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“Big League Weekend has become an incredible tradition here in Las Vegas, and we’re very excited to have Major League Baseball back for the 26th year,” Rossi Ralenkotter, President/CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, said. “This year’s games are taking Big League Weekend to a new level by having a rematch of last year’s National League Championship Series. Having the Cubs battle the Mets for their final spring training games will be a great treat for the fans.”

 

The Cubs will open the 2016 campaign on Monday, April 4 against the Los Angeles Angels at Anaheim, Calif. and the Mets, who will conclude Spring Training in the Silver State, will open the season with a rematch of the 2015 World Series at Kansas City against the Royals on Sunday Night Baseball (April 3 at 5:37 p.m. PT).

 

The Cubs have recorded 16 sellouts over the past 11 seasons (2005-15) for their annual Big League Weekend visits to Cashman Field.

 

“We are excited to announce that the Cubs will return to Las Vegas for the 12th straight season and we also welcome our Major League affiliate, the New York Mets,” 51s President/COO Don Logan said. “We thank the Mets organization for traveling across country (Port St. Lucie, Fla.) to conclude their Spring Training schedule in Las Vegas. These two games will provide a great atmosphere in the ballpark for all of the Mets and Cubs fans, both locally and the tourists that will visit during this event.

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“It will also give all of our 51s fans the opportunity to see the former 51s players returning to Cashman Field that helped lead the Mets to the 2015 National League championship.

 

“Big League Weekend provides great exposure for the city of Las Vegas with both games being televised by the Chicago Cubs (Comcast SportsNet & WGN) into the No. 3 media market in the country.”

 

In 2015, the Mets advanced to the World Series for the first time in 15 years (2000). A total of 11 players on the World Series 25-man roster played with Triple-A Las Vegas over the past three seasons. The players include: Travis d’Arnaud (catcher), Jacob deGrom (RHP), Lucas Duda (1B), Jeurys Familia (RHP), Wilmer Flores (SS), Juan Lagares (OF), Steven Matz (LHP), Kirk Nieuwenhuis (OF), Kevin Plawecki (catcher), Hansel Robles (RHP), Noah Syndergaard (RHP). In addition, three former 51s players also appeared on the N.L.D.S. & N.L.C.S. rosters (Erik Goeddel, Matt Reynolds, Ruben Tejeda).

 

The Cubs will be returning to Cashman Field for the 12th straight season and 15th all-time appearance in Las Vegas for Big League Weekend (1993, 1994, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015).

 

The Mets will be making their third all-time appearance to Cashman Field for Big League Weekend.  The Mets faced the Cubs for two games in 2014. New York defeated Chicago, 9-4, on March 15 (9,106) and the Cubs then defeated the Mets, 6-3, on March 16 before a sellout crowd of 10,408.

 

The 51s, under manager Wally Backman, will open their 34th season in the Silver State on Thursday, April 7 against the defending PCL & Triple-A Champions, Fresno Grizzlies, Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, at Cashman Field at 7:05 p.m.

 

2016 season tickets and mini-plan packages (11, 22, 36-game plans) are available by calling the 51s office at (702) 798-7825.  Individual game tickets for the 72-game home schedule will go on sale in March.

 

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 –

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Las Vegas 51s Host Fresno Grizzlies in 4-Game Homestand – July 20th Through 23rd

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The 51s are back in town! Come out Monday, July 20th, and watch your 51s take on the Fresno Grizzlies! Also, enjoy $1 hot dogs, pretzels, peanuts, popcorn and Cracker Jacks! Buy your tickets online now…http://bit.ly/1DU55KO

51s RETURN TO CASHMAN FIELD FOR A BRIEF FOUR-GAME
HOMESTAND AGAINST THE FRESNO GRIZZLIES
FROM MONDAY-THURSDAY, JULY 20-23
SMITH’S VALUE MENU MONDAY (JULY 20)
BUDWEISER DOLLAR BEER NIGHT (THURSDAY, JULY 23)

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 Monday, July 20 against the Fresno Grizzlies, Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, at Cashman Field at 7:05 p.m.  The series against the Grizzlies will conclude on Thursday, July 23 (all games at 7:05 p.m.).  The 51s are currently playing a stretch of 12 out of 16 games on the road from July 16-31.

 

Las Vegas, under third-year manager Wally Backman and the 2014 PCL Manager of the Year, are currently on a brief four-game road trip in Albuquerque, N.M., against the Isotopes, Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.  The road trip will conclude on Sunday evening and Las Vegas is 1-0 in the series.  The “first place” 51s (54-38 record, .587) hold a 8.5 game lead over second-place El Paso (45-46, .495) in the Pacific Southern Division. Fresno is in first place in the Pacific Northern Division with a 54-38 record and the Grizzlies lead Reno and Tacoma by 10 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.

 

2015 ATTENDANCE: In 45 dates, Las Vegas’ total is 222,959 for an average of 4,955.  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 10,867,168.

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Smith’s Value Menu Monday will be presented in the series opener on July 20.  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.

 

Budweiser Dollar Beer Night will be presented in the series finale on Thursday, July 23.  “Dollar Beer Night” will be presented at every Thursday home game during the 2015 season.  Proper identification and wristbands are required for dollar beer night.

 

Fresno’s roster features one of the top 10 prospects in the Astros organization, according to Baseball America: Right-handed pitcher Mark Appel (No. 2).

 

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.comRuss 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.

 

Following the homestand, the 51s will embark on an eight-game road trip beginning in Northern Nevada on Friday, July 24 against intrastate rival, the Reno Aces, Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamonbacks. The four-game series against the Aces will conclude on Monday, July 27.  Las Vegas will then travel to Northern California to face the Sacramento River Cats,    Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, in a four-game series from Tuesday-Friday, July 28-31.

 

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” which was held on Saturday, July 4 (all seats were 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. 

 

 

– Visit the Las Vegas 51s on the Internet at www.lv51.com

– Visit www.MiLB.com – the official site of Minor League Baseball –

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Las Vegas 51s Host Sacramento River Cats in Four-Game Homestand from June 26th – 29th

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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.

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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.

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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.comRuss 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. 

 

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Las Vegas 51s Host El Paso Chihuahuas , Reno Aces, Salt Lake Bees in Season-Long 11-Game Homestand / June 6th Through 17th

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51s RETURN TO CASHMAN FIELD FOR A SEASON-LONG
11-GAME (12-DAY) HOMESTAND (JUNE 6-17) VS
EL PASO, INTRASTATE RIVAL RENO & SALT LAKE;
INSIDE KIDS CARNIVAL (SATURDAY, JUNE 6)
BUDWEISER DOLLAR BEER NIGHT (THURSDAY, JUNE 11)
SMITH’S VALUE MENU MONDAY (JUNE 8 & 15)
FIREWORKS (FRIDAY, JUNE 12)
51s FEDORA HAT NIGHT (SATURDAY, JUNE 13)

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 season-long 11-game (12-day) homestand on Saturday, June 6 against the El Paso Chihuahuas, Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, at Cashman Field at 7:05 p.m.  The four-game series against El Paso will conclude with a matinee contest on Tuesday, June 9 at 12:05 p.m.  Following a PCL scheduled off day on Wednesday, June 10, the 51s will host intrastate rival, the Reno Aces, Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, in a four-game series from Thursday-Sunday, June 11-14.  Las Vegas will then conclude the homestand against the Salt Lake Bees, Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, in a three-game series from Monday-Wednesday, June 15-17 (15-16 at 7:05 p.m. & 17th at 12:05 p.m.)

 

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Las Vegas, under third-year manager Wally Backman and the 2014 PCL Manager of the Year, are currently on an eight-game “All Tennessee” road trip (0-6 record) that concludes on Friday evening against the Memphis Redbirds, Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.   The “first place” 51s (29-25 record) hold a 2.5 game lead over second-place El Paso (26-27) 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 23 dates, Las Vegas’ total is 128,218 for an average of 5,575.  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 10,772,427.

 

The annual Inside Kids Carnival will be featured in the opener of the homestand on Saturday, June 6 against El Paso on Communities in Schools of Nevada Night.  The popular “carnival” will be held inside the Cashman Convention Hall from 4 to 6 p.m. and the carnival is free with a game ticket to the Las Vegas/El Paso contest at 7:05 p.m.

 

Communities in Schools of Nevada Night – June 6

CIS of Nevada is the local affiliate of the nation’s leading dropout prevention program, doing whatever it takes to empower students to stay in school and achieve in life. Currently in 43 schools and serving 44,000 students statewide, CIS of Nevada hope to build on its partnership with the Las Vegas 51s, a staple of the community, to increase awareness about our mission and our successes in Clark, Elko and Washoe counties.  Communities in Schools of Nevada, Board Chair Susie Lee and Plaza Bank generously sponsored tickets for their valued staff to attend this special awareness event.  

 

Game two of the four-game series on Sunday, June 7 will feature a matinee contest at 12:05 p.m.

 

Smith’s Value Menu Monday will be presented in game three of the series on June 8 and the opener of the three-game series vs. Salt Lake on June 15 at 7:05 p.m.  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.

 

El Paso’s roster features one of the top 10 prospects in the Padres organization, according to Baseball America: Outfielder Rymer Liriano (No. 6).

 

The opener of the four-game series against the Aces on Thursday, June 11 at 7:05 p.m. will feature Budweiser Dollar Beer Night on Three Square Night.  “Dollar Beer Night” will be presented at every Thursday home game during the 2015 season.  Proper identification and wristbands are required for dollar beer night.

 

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Three Square Food Bank – June 11

Three Square Food Bank will benefit from a portion of proceeds from ticket sales for the Las Vegas 51s game on June 11. Three Square’s President and CEO Brian Burton will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. There will be opportunities for spectators to donate and learn about the nonprofit organization’s mission to provide wholesome food to hungry people in Southern Nevada. This partnership provides an opportunity for Three Square to connect with a local audience about the issue of food insecurity in our community, as well as raise funds to aid in the fight against hunger.

 

A spectacular post-game “Fireworks Show,” presented by Desert Radiologists & #SpritzerSeason with Barefoot Refresh will be featured on Friday, June 12 at 7:05 p.m. on Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada Night.

 

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada – June 12

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada will be collecting Peanut Butter at the Main Entrance to Cashman Field to support the Hands of Hope Community Food Pantry.   The Hands of Hope Community Food Pantry provides nutritious options for an average of 4,500 families in need each month. Peanut butter is a common staple in many households and a grocery item needed to fill the pantry shelves. Take your family out to the ball game and help the Las Vegas 51s and Catholic Charities’ fulfill its mission of serving the local community.

 

51s Fedora Hat Night, to the first 2,500 fans through the gates, presented by Nevada State Bank, will be featured in game three of the series against Reno on Saturday, June 13 at 7:05 p.m. on ALS Association Nevada Chapter Night.

 

ALS Association Nevada Chapter – June 13

The ALS Association Nevada Chapter is pleased to partner with the Las Vegas 51s to provide our supporters and pALS (people with ALS) and their families a fun night of baseball. Rowena Yabut, whose husband Leo Yabut has ALS, will be throwing out the first pitch in honor of Nevada’s ALS community. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and so we are always excited to partner with baseball teams and players. The ALS Association is leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.

 

The finale of the series against Reno on Sunday, June 14 will feature a matinee contest at 12:05 p.m.

 

Reno’s roster features one of the top 10 prospects in the Diamondbacks organization, according to Baseball America: Outfielder/catcher Peter O’Brien (No. 8).

 

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.

 

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 retain trophy)

2015: Las Vegas leads series 6-games-to-2

 

Salt Lake’s roster features two of the top 10 prospects in the Angels organization, according to Baseball America: Second baseman Alex Yarbrough (No. 8) and right-handed pitcher Nick Tropeano (No. 9).

 

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.comRuss 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.

 

 

 

Following the homestand, Las Vegas will embark on an seven-game (eight day road trip) beginning on Thursday, June 18 in Northern California against the Fresno Grizzlies, Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros.  The four-game series will conclude on Sunday, June 21.

Following a PCL scheduled off day on Monday, June 22, the 51s will then travel to Salt Lake City, Utah, to face the Bees in a three-game series from Tuesday-Thursday, June 23-25.

 

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. 

 

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Las Vegas 51s Hosts Oklahoma City Dodgers and Colorado Springs Sky Sox for 8 Games – May 21st through May 28th

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51s RETURN TO CASHMAN FIELD FOR EIGHT-GAME HOMESTAND
OKLAHOMA CITY DODGERS AND COLORADO SPRINGS MAY 21-28
FIREWORKS/MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT (FRIDAY, MAY 22)
CAMOUFLAGE JERSEY NIGHT (SATURDAY, MAY 23)
BUDWEISER DOLLAR BEER NIGHTS (THURSDAY MAY 21 & 28)

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 an eight-game homestand on Thursday, May 21 against the Oklahoma City Dodgers, Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, at Cashman Field at 7:05 p.m.  The four-game series against the Dodgers will conclude on Sunday, May 24 at 12:05 p.m.  Las Vegas will then host the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, in a four-game series from Monday (Memorial Day) – Thursday, May 25-28, all games at 7:05 p.m.  The 51s will begin a stretch of 16 straight games against the American Conference from May 21 – June 5.

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Las Vegas, under third-year manager Wally Backman and the 2014 PCL Manager of the Year, are currently on a brief four-game road trip (1-2 record) in the Pacific Northwest against the Tacoma Rainiers, Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, that will conclude on Tuesday morning.

 

The 51s have the third-best record in Triple-A baseball (30 teams) with a 25-14 record (.641) behind Oklahoma City (26-12, .684) and the Round Rock Express (25-13, .658).  The Columbus Clippers have the best record (23-15, .605) in the 14-team International League.

 

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 15 dates, Las Vegas’ total is 90,139 for an average of 6,009.  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 10,734,348.

 

The opener and the finale of the eight-game homestand on Thursday, May 21 and May 28 will feature Budweiser Dollar Beer Night.  “Dollar Beer Night” will be presented at every Thursday home game during the 2015 season.  Proper identification and wristbands are required for dollar beer night.

 

A post-game “Fireworks Show,” presented by The Galleria Mall & First Command will be featured on Friday, May 22 at 7:05 p.m. on Military Appreciation Night, honoring military personnel to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend.

 

Softball Game – Friday, May 22 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Taking the field prior to the start of the 51s game will be two softball teams consisting of Air Force active duty, reserve, retired, and military supporters from all over the Southwest United States.  Collectively, the players have deployed over 50 times to more than a dozen countries in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and other smaller contingencies protecting American freedoms.  Both teams support the Wounded Warrior Athletics (WWA) organization and are humbled to honor the wounded veterans in the audience this Friday.

 

Wounded Warrior Athletics (WWA) is a nonprofit organization that was started by two active duty Air Force members and is presently ran by these two active duty members along with two Wounded Warriors.   The mission of WWA is to provide rehabilitative experiences through golf, softball, scuba diving and family inclusive opportunities for wounded veterans from EVERY conflict in an effort to improve the quality of life for these American heroes.  Through these programs, WWA has helped improve the mental and physical conditions (i.e. coordination, balance, muscle memory and stamina) of each Wounded Warrior returning home from combat. Additionally, Wounded Warrior Athletics provides education and awareness of the hidden illnesses like Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that our service members battle with every day.  If fans would like to know more about this local program, visit the website at www.wwathletics.org for more information on each of these programs and the Wounded Warriors themselves.

 

Game three of the series against the Dodgers on Saturday, May 23 at 7:05 p.m. will feature 51s Camouflage Jersey Night, sponsored by Smith’s, to the first 2,500 fans through the gates (open at 6 p.m.) on USO Las Vegas Night.

 

Oklahoma City’s roster features three of the top 10 prospects in the Dodgers organization, according to Baseball America: Top prospect, shortstop Corey Seager; outfielder Scott Schebler (No. 8) and left-handed pitcher Chris Reed (No. 9).

 

The opener of the four-game series against the Sky Sox on Memorial Day (May 25 at 7:05 p.m.) will feature Smith’s Value Menu Monday.   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.

 

Colorado Springs’ roster features one of the top 10 prospects in the Brewers organization, according to Baseball America: right-handed pitcher Taylor Jungmann (No. 10).

 

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.comRuss 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.

 

Following the homestand, Las Vegas will embark on an eight-game “All Tennessee” road trip beginning on Friday, May 29 at Nashville against the Sounds, Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland A’s.  The four-game series in the “new” First Tennessee Park (10,000) will conclude on Monday, June 1.  The 51s will then travel to Memphis to face the Redbirds, Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, in a four-game series from Tuesday-Friday, June 2-5.

 

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. 

 

 

                 

– Visit the Las Vegas 51s on the Internet at www.lv51.com

– Visit www.MiLB.com – the official site of Minor League Baseball –

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Las Vegas 51s Host Sacramento River Cats May 12th Through May 15th – Special Promotions

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51s RETURN TO CASHMAN FIELD FOR BRIEF FOUR-GAME HOMESTAND AGAINST SACRAMENTO RIVER CATS; SMOKER’S STRIKE OUT 12TH ANNUAL SCHOOL DAY GAME/SPONSORED BY ANDERSON DAIRY & BLUE BUNNY ICE CREAM (WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 AT 10:35 A.M.); BUDWEISER DOLLAR BEER NIGHT (THURSDAY, MAY 14); 51s HEADPHONES NIGHT (FRIDAY, MAY 15)

 

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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 Tuesday, May 12 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 series against the River Cats will conclude on Friday, May 15 at 7:05 p.m.

 

Las Vegas, under third-year manager Wally Backman and the 2014 PCL Manager of the Year, are currently on an eight-game road trip (5-1 record) that will conclude in El Paso, Texas against the Chihuahuas, Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, on Monday evening.

 

Las Vegas, on May 6, set a franchise record for most consecutive wins in a season with 13 (the 1987 Las Vegas Stars won 12 straight games, July 30 – August 10).  Las Vegas won 14 straight games from April 26 – May 7 and the all-time PCL record is 19-consecutive wins by the Los Angeles Angels (April 2-21, 1939).

 

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 11 dates, Las Vegas’ total is 63,961 for an average of 5,815.  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 10,708,170.

 

The 51s organization on Wednesday, May 13 will present Smoker’s Strike Out 12th Annual School Day Game, sponsored by Anderson Dairy & Blue Bunny Ice Cream with a field trip to 5th grade students in the Clark County School District for the special start time of 10:35 a.m.

 

Over the past 11 seasons, a total of 101,178 fans have attended the morning games.  Last season (May 13, 2014), a crowd of  9,686 attended the game between Tacoma/Las Vegas (W, 5-4 in 10 innings).  The 51s hosted Tucson in the inaugural “school day” game on May 6, 2004, before a crowd of 4,224.

 

The Tobacco Awareness Program, through the Clark County School District, is an important event that takes place prior to the “School Day” game that serves to educate the young students on the dangers of cigarette smoking.

 

“The school day game has become a tradition and is a great event for the fifth grade students,” 51s President/COO Don Logan said.  “The kids have a great time annually and the game serves as a fun and educational experience for the students with both the Tobacco Awareness Program and the opportunity to watch the 51s play baseball.”

 

Game three of the series on Thursday, May 14 at 7:05 p.m. will feature Budweiser Dollar Beer Night.

 

“Dollar Beer Night” will be presented at every Thursday home game during the 2015 season.  Proper identification and wristbands are required for dollar beer night.

 

51s Headphones Night, to the first 2,500 fans through the gates, will be presented in the finale of the homestand on Friday, May 15.

 

Sacramento’s roster features two of the top 10 prospects in the Giants organization, according to Baseball America: Left-handed pitcher Ty Blach (No. 7) and right-handed pitcher Hunter Strickland (No. 8).

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.comRuss 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.

 

Following the homestand, Las Vegas will embark on a brief four-game road trip to the Pacific Northwest.  The 51s will face the Tacoma Rainiers, Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, from Friday-Tuesday, May 16-19. The next scheduled off day for the PCL is Wednesday, May 20.

 

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. 

 

 

                 

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Big League Weekend – Oakland A’s vs Chicago Cubs, March 13-14 Individual Game Tickets On Sale Monday January 26th

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2015 BIG LEAGUE WEEKEND

OAKLAND A’S VS. CHICAGO CUBS

FRIDAY-SATURDAY MARCH 13-14 CASHMAN FIELD

INDIVIDUAL GAME TICKETS ON SALE

MONDAY, JANUARY 26 AT NOON

 

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and the Las Vegas 51s professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, announced today that individual game tickets for the Major League Baseball exhibition games featuring the Oakland A’s and Chicago Cubs will go on sale on Monday, January 26 at noon at the America First Credit Union Box Office at Cashman Field.

 

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 Cashman Field box office, beginning on January 26, will be open Monday-Friday from noon – 4:30 p.m.

 

The following are the individual game ticket prices for the A’s/Cubs games on Friday, March 13 at 5:05 p.m. and Saturday, March 14 at 12:05 p.m.: $35 for reserved seats, berm and grandstand; $45 for plaza seats and $55 for field seats.  The Spring Training games for the two-game series will feature split squads.

 

“We are very excited to have Major League Baseball back in Las Vegas for the 25th year of Big League Weekend,” Rossi Ralenkotter, President/CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, said.  “We’re looking forward to having the Chicago Cubs back again this year to take on the Oakland A’s. Both teams have tremendous fans and we look forward to showcasing the great baseball atmosphere here in Las Vegas.”

 

The Cubs have recorded 15 sellouts over the past 10 seasons (2005-14) for their annual Big League Weekend visits to Cashman Field.

 

Oakland will make their fifth all-time appearance to Las Vegas and its first appearance since the 2000 Big League Weekend.  The A’s also played the first six games of the 1996 Major League Baseball season (April 1, 3-7) at Cashman Field due to construction delays in their home stadium.  The games marked the first time ever that a MLB season opener was held at a minor league park.

 

“We are excited to have the Cubs returning to Las Vegas for the 11th straight season and we also welcome the A’s for their fifth all-time appearance for Big League Weekend,” 51s President/COO Don Logan said.  “There is now great optimism surrounding the Cubs with the young talented players in their farm system and the hiring of Joe Maddon.

 

“Oakland has been one of the best teams in the American League over the past three seasons.  The Cubs/A’s matchup will provide a great atmosphere in the ballpark for the fans, both locally and the tourists that will visit the Silver State during this event.”

 

The Cubs will be returning to Cashman Field for the 11th straight season and 14th all-time appearance in Las Vegas for Big League Weekend (1993, 1994, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014).

 

In 2014, the Cubs total attendance for the Big League Weekend two-day event was 19,514. The New York Mets defeated the Cubs, 9-4, on March 15 before a crowd of 9,106. The Cubs then defeated the Mets, 6-3, on March 16 before a sellout crowd of 10,408.

 

The A’s defeated Colorado, 11-9, on April 1, 2000 before a crowd of 8,456.  The Cubs/A’s split a two-game series in the 1994 Big League Weekend. The A’s defeated the Cubs, 11-8, on March 12 before a sellout crowd of 9,469. The Cubs then defeated the A’s, 4-1, on March 13 before another sellout crowd of 10,506.

 

Oakland’s all-time Las Vegas appearances include: 1994, 1996 (first six games of the MLB season vs. Toronto and Detroit), 1997 and 2000.

 

            The 51s will open their 33rd season in the Silver State on Thursday, April 9 against the Fresno Grizzlies, Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, at Chukchansi Park in Northern California.  Las Vegas’ home opener is Friday, April 17 against the Grizzlies at 7:05 p.m. at Cashman Field.

 

2015 season tickets and mini-plan packages (11, 22, 36-game plans) are available by calling the 51s office at (702) 798-7825.  Individual game tickets for the 72-game home schedule will go on sale in March.

 

Official licensed 51s team merchandise is available on the “Team Shop” section of the website at www.LV51.com.

 

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Las Vegas 51s Host New Orleans Zephyrs And Round Rock Express In Final Regular Season Homestand

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Here we go again. 51s are unable to beat Omaha today, but El Paso also lost so Las Vegas is one more game closer to that 2014 Divisional Title. The Good News. The team gets to clinch at home! Hope everyone makes there way to the games when the 51s return on Wednesday.

FIRST-PLACE” 51s HOST NEW ORLEANS AND ROUND ROCK IN
FINAL REGULAR SEASON HOMESTAND FROM AUGUST 20-27;
51s PLAYOFF TICKETS (FIRST ROUND) GO ON SALE MONDAY, AUGUST 25
AT NOON AT CASHMAN FIELD BOX OFFICE AND TICKETMASTER.COM (1-800-745-3000)
FIREWORKS ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 22
51s PINSTRIPE JERSEY (METS STYLE)/FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 23
51s PARTNER WITH THE DAVE RICE FOUNDATION (AUG. 23)

The Las Vegas 51s professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, will open their final homestand of the regular season (eight games) on Wednesday, August 20 against the New Orleans Zephyrs, Triple-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins, at Cashman Field at 7:05 p.m. The four-game series against the Zephyrs will conclude on Saturday, August 23.  Las Vegas will then host the Round Rock Express, Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, in a four-game series from Sunday-Wednesday, August 24-27. All games on the homestand will begin at 7:05 p.m.  The 51s are playing a stretch of 16 straight games against the American Conference (August 12-27).

 

The 51s, under second-year manager Wally Backman, are concluding an eight-game “Midwest” road trip (3-4 record) in Omaha, Neb., against the Storm Chasers, Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, on Tuesday evening.

 

The “first place” 51s have the second-best record in the 16-team PCL with a 72-59 mark (.550) and lead second-place El Paso (61-69) by 10.5 games in the Pacific Southern Division.   The Syracuse Chiefs, Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, have the best record in the 14-team International League with a 74-54 (.578)  mark.

 

51s MAGIC NUMBER – Las Vegas’ magic number to clinch its second straight Pacific Conference Southern Division championship is 4 (Any combination of four Las Vegas victories or El Paso losses & 3 to clinch a tie, Las Vegas won the season series vs. El Paso, 9-games-to-7).

 

            51s Playoff Tickets for the PCL Conference Championship Series (Wednesday-Thursday, September 3-4 at Cashman Field) will go on sale on Monday, August 25 at the Cashman Field Box Office at Noon and tickets can also be purchased through Ticketmaster (1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com). Ticketmaster outlets are located at selected Smith’s Food & Drug.

 

 

2014 ATTENDANCE: In 63 dates, Las Vegas’ total is 295,498 for an average of 4,690.  Las Vegas franchise is 4,502 fans shy of reaching the 300,000 plateau in “home” attendance for the 32nd consecutive season (1983-2014) and the all-time attendance total now stands at 10,610,278.  Las Vegas’ season-high crowd, which includes four sellouts, was 11,133 vs. Salt Lake for the “Fireworks Extravaganza” on July 3 at Cashman Field.  The 51s organization have the proud distinction of being the longest enduring franchise in the history of professional sports in the state of Nevada.

 

            ARCO Value Days will be featured in two games of the homestand on Wednesday, August 20 and Tuesday, August 26. Fans can receive 2-for-1 tickets and $5 in Cosmo Bucks with proof of gas purchase from ARCO.  Tickets must be purchased at the America First Credit Union Box Office at Cashman Field with a proof of purchase from ARCO.

 

Budweiser Dollar Beer Night will be featured in game two of the four-game series against New Orleans on Thursday, August 21.  Proper identification and wristbands are required for dollar beer night.

 

A spectacular post-game “Fireworks Show” will be featured on Friday, August 22. The Fallen Heroes Softball Game benefitting Candlelighters will be played from 5 – 6 p.m. The Nellis Air Force Base Softball Team will face the Clark County Law Enforcement Heroes Remembered Team.

 

51s Pinstripe Jersey (Mets Style) Night, to the first 2,500 fans through the gates, will be featured in the finale of the series on Saturday, August 23 on Fan Appreciation Night.

 

The 51s organization will also partner with The Dave Rice Foundation on Saturday, August 23. The Dave Rice Foundation is a non-profit, tax exempt organization dedicated to the education and support of health initiatives including developmental disorders such as Autism, and other charitable causes. The Foundation was established in 2012 by UNLV Runnin’ Rebels Head Basketball Coach Dave Rice and his wife, Mindy.

 

“The Dave Rice Foundation is excited to partner with the Las Vegas 51s,” said Dave Rice. “We are grateful to the 51s and their fans for helping us support many families in Southern Nevada affected by Autism.”

 

Fans will have an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets that will include “Ultimate UNLV Runnin’ Rebels Basketball Fan Experience” – UNLV Basketball signed by the men’s coaching staff and a behind-the-scenes experience to a UNLV men’s practice as a VIP Guest of Coach Dave Rice.  The 51s will also have a “Team Signed” jersey for the raffle.  Each donation will include a Dave Rice Foundation wristband, while supplies last.

 

Dave’s son, Dylan, will “throw out” the ceremonial first pitch at Saturday’s game.

 

Rice, a member of the 1990 UNLV National Championship team, has a UNLV career record of 71-32 (.689).  The 71 wins ranks as the second-most in the first three years by a head coach in UNLV men’s basketball history (Hall of Famer Jerry Tarkanian is first with 73 victories).

 

New Orleans’ roster features three of the top 10 prospects in the Marlins organization, according to Baseball America: Top prospect, left-handed pitcher Andrew Heaney; right-handed pitcher Anthony DeSclafini (No. 5), left-handed pitcher Brian Flynn (No. 6) and left-handed pitcher Adam Conley (No. 8).

 

“Smith’s Value Menu Monday” will be presented in game two of the four-game series against the Express on August 25.  Monday “home” games will feature a “Value Menu” for the sixth 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.

 

Round Rock’s roster features three of the top 10 prospects in the Rangers organization, according to Baseball America: Outfielder Michael Choice (No. 3); shortstop Luis Sardinas (No. 7) and right-handed pitcher Luke Jackson (No. 8).

 

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.comRuss Langer, the nine-time Nevada Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA), is in his 15th season behind the microphone calling 51s baseball.

All 51s games (home & away) will also be broadcast on MiLB.TV via LV51.com.

 

Following the homestand, the 51s will embark on their final road trip of the 2014 regular season to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Las Vegas will face the Albuquerque Isotopes, Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, in a four-game series from Thursday-Monday, August 28 – September 1 (Labor Day, end of regular season).

 

– The 2014 PCL Playoffs –

Conference Championship Series Schedule (Best-of-5):

Game 1: Wednesday, Sept. 3: Pacific Northern (Sacramento/Reno) at Pacific Southern (Las Vegas)

Game 2: Thursday, Sept. 4: Pacific Northern at Pacific Southern

Game 3: Friday, Sept. 5: Pacific Southern at Pacific Northern

Game 4: Saturday, Sept. 6*: Pacific Southern at Pacific Northern

Game 5: Sunday, Sept. 7*: Pacific Southern at Pacific Northern

 

Game 1: Wednesday, Sept. 3: American Southern (Memphis/Nashville) at American Northern (Iowa/Omaha/OKC)

Game 2: Thursday, Sept. 4: American Southern at American Northern

Game 3: Friday, Sept. 5: American Northern at American Southern

Game 4: Saturday, Sept. 6*: American Northern at American Southern

Game 5: Sunday, Sept. 7*: American Northern at American Southern

 

PCL Championship Series (Best-of-5)

Game 1: Tuesday, Sept. 9: American Conference Winner at Pacific Conference Winner

Game 2: Wednesday, Sept. 10: American Conference Winner at Pacific Conference Winner

Game 3: Friday, Sept. 12: Pacific Conference Winner at American Conference Winner

Game 4: Saturday, Sept. 13*: Pacific Conference Winner at American Conference Winner

Game 5: Sunday, Sept. 14*: Pacific Conference Winner at American Conference Winner

 

*if necessary

 

2014 Gildan Triple-A Baseball National Championship Game

Tuesday, September 16: Pacific Coast League Champion vs. International League Champion

At BB&T Ballpark (10,000) in Charlotte, North Carolina (Home of the Charlotte Knights, Triple-A affiliate of the

Chicago White Sox, and will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network at 4 p.m. (PDT).

 

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 $10.00 (reserved, $11.00-Day of Game); $13.00 (plaza, $14.00-Day of Game) and $14.00 (field, $15.00-Day of Game) & the blue dugout seats at $25.00.  The traditional $2.00 discount for Military personnel is offered on plaza and reserved seats throughout the season except for the “Fireworks Extravaganza” that was held on Thursday, July 3 (all seats were $15.00 for that special event).

 

2015 Season tickets, mini-plan packages (10 & 10-Game You Pick’em, 20, 33-game plans) and group ticket packages 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

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Las Vegas 51s Host Albuquerque Isotopes in 5-Game Homestand (Aug. 7th -11th)

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THE “FIRST-PLACE” 51s HOST THE ALBUQUERQUE ISOTOPES
IN A FIVE-GAME HOMESTAND FROM AUGUST 7-11
BUDWEISER DOLLAR BEER NIGHT (THURSDAY, AUGUST 7)
51s BACK PACK NIGHT (FRIDAY, AUGUST 8)
WALLY BACKMAN BOBBLEHEAD NIGHT (SATURDAY; AUGUST 9)
SMITH’S VALUE MENU MONDAY (AUGUST 11)

 

 

The Las Vegas 51s professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets & 2013 Pacific Southern Division Champions, will open a brief five-game homestand on Thursday, August 7 against the Albuquerque Isotopes, Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, at Cashman Field at 7:05 p.m.  The five-game series will conclude on Monday, August 11.  All games, except for the Sunday, August 10 matinee contest at 12:05 p.m., will begin at 7:05 p.m.

 

The 51s, under second-year manager Wally Backman, are concluding a four-game road trip (2-1 record) in Northern California against the Sacramento River Cats, Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland A’s, on Tuesday evening.  The River Cats have the best record in all of Triple-A baseball (30 teams) with a 66-51 mark (.564).  The “first place” 51s have the second-best record in the 16-team PCL with a 65-53 mark (.551) and lead second-place El Paso (55-62) by 9.5 games and third place Albuquerque (54-63) by 10.5 games in the Pacific Southern Division.  The Syracuse Chiefs, Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, have the best record in the 14-team International League with a 64-51 (.557) mark.

 

2014 ATTENDANCE: In 58 dates, Las Vegas’ total is 270,886 for an average of 4,670.  Las Vegas franchise has reached the 300,000 plateau in “home” attendance in all 31 seasons (1983-2013) and the all-time attendance total now stands at 10,585,666.  Las Vegas’ season-high crowd, which includes four sellouts, was 11,133 vs. Salt Lake for the “Fireworks Extravaganza” on July 3 at Cashman Field.  The 51s organization have the proud distinction of being the longest enduring franchise in the history of professional sports in the state of Nevada.

 

Budweiser Dollar Beer Night will be featured in the opener of the five-game series on Thursday, August 7. Every Thursday home game throughout the 2014 campaign will feature “Dollar Beers.”  Proper identification and wristbands are required for dollar beer night.

 

51s Back Pack Night, presented by Selective Service, will be featured on Friday, August 8 on Olive Crest Night. The first 2,500 fans through the gates, will receive a back pack, “in support of Selective Service.”

 

Game three of the five-game series on Saturday, August 9 will feature Wally Backman Bobblehead Night, to the first 2,500 fans through the gates.

 

The 51s Skipper played 14 seasons in the Major Leagues as an infielder (2B, SS, 3B) with the New York Mets (1980-88), Minnesota (1989), Pittsburgh (1990), Philadelphia (1991-92) and Seattle (1993). He appeared in 1,102 games and batted .275 (893-for-3,245) with 138 doubles, 19 triples, 10 home runs, 240 RBI and 117 stolen bases in 169 attempts. He was a member of the 1986 Mets World Series championship team and hit a career-high .320 (124-for-387) during the season.  He recorded back-to-back seasons of 30 stolen bases or more in 1984 & 1985 (32 stolen bases in 41 attempts & 30 SB’s in 42 attempts). In 1990, as a member of Pittsburgh, he collected six hits in a game on April 27 vs. San Diego. Backman was selected by the Mets in the first round (16th overall pick) of the 1977 Major League Baseball Draft out of Aloha High School in Hillsboro, Oregon.

 

“Smith’s Value Menu Monday” will be presented in the finale of the five-game series against the Isotopes on August 11.  Monday “home” games will feature a “Value Menu” for the sixth 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.

 

Albuquerque’s roster features three of the top 10 prospects in the Dodgers organization, according to Baseball America: Top prospect, outfielder Joc Pederson; right-handed pitcher Zach Lee (No. 4); second baseman Alex Guerrero (No. 7).  Pederson has appeared in 98 games and is batting .303 (109-for-360) with 24 home runs (2nd in PCL), 58 RBI and 25 stolen bases.

 

 

 

 

Glenn Dishman, Albuquerque’s pitching coach, played for the Las Vegas Stars from 1994-96. The left-hander played three seasons in the Major Leagues with San Diego (1995-96), Philadelphia (1996) and Detroit (1997).

 

Albuquerque has been the Triple-A affiliate of the Dodgers since the 2009 season.  Prior to that season, the Isotopes were the Triple-A affiliate of the Florida Marlins for six seasons (2003-08).  The Albuquerque Dukes were the Triple-A affiliate of the Dodgers for 29 seasons from 1972-2000.   Las Vegas was the Triple-A Affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers for eight seasons (2001-08).

 

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.comRuss Langer, the nine-time Nevada Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA), is in his 15th season behind the microphone calling 51s baseball.

All 51s games (home & away) will also be broadcast on MiLB.TV via LV51.com.

 

Following the five-game homestand, the 51s will begin a stretch of 16 straight games against the American Conference (August 12-27).  Las Vegas will open an eight-game “Midwest” road trip in Des Moines, Iowa on Tuesday, August 12 against the Iowa Cubs, Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. The four-game series will conclude on Friday, August 15.  The 51s will then travel to Omaha, Neb., to face the defending PCL & Triple-A Champions, the Omaha Storm Chasers, Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, in a four-game series, from Saturday-Tuesday, August 16-19.

 

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 $10.00 (reserved, $11.00-Day of Game); $13.00 (plaza, $14.00-Day of Game) and $14.00 (field, $15.00-Day of Game) & the blue dugout seats at $25.00.  The traditional $2.00 discount for Military personnel is offered on plaza and reserved seats throughout the season except for the “Fireworks Extravaganza” that was held on Thursday, July 3 (all seats were $15.00 for that special event).

 

Season tickets, mini-plan packages (10 & 10-Game You Pick’em, 20, 33-game plans) and group ticket packages 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 –

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Las Vegas 51s Host Salt Lake Bees from June 30 – July 3 (Fireworks Extravaganza)

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THE “FIRST-PLACE” 51s HOST THE SALT LAKE BEES
IN A FOUR-GAME HOMESTAND AT CASHMAN FIELD FROM JUNE 30 – JULY 3
SMITH’S VALUE MENU MONDAY (JUNE 30)
THE ANNUAL FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA/BUDWEISER DOLLAR BEER NIGHT (THURSDAY, JULY 3)

The Las Vegas 51s professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets & 2013 Pacific Southern Division Champions, will open a brief four-game homestand on Monday, June 30 against the Salt Lake Bees, Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, at Cashman Field at 7:05 p.m. All four-games of the series (Monday-Thursday, June 30 – July 3) will begin at 7:05 p.m.

The 51s, under second-year manager Wally Backman, are concluding a four-game road trip in Northern California on Sunday evening against the Sacramento River Cats, Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland A’s. The “first place” 51s have the best record in the 16-team PCL with a 48-34 mark (.585) and lead second-place El Paso (39-44) by 9.5 games in the Pacific Southern Division. The Syracuse Chiefs, Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, of the International League, have the best record in Triple-A baseball (30 teams) with a 49-33 (.598) mark.

2014 ATTENDANCE: In 44 dates, Las Vegas’ total is 209,483 for an average of 4,761. Las Vegas franchise has reached the 300,000 plateau in “home” attendance in all 31 seasons (1983-2013) and the all-time attendance total now stands at 10,524,263. Las Vegas’ season-high crowd, which includes three sellouts, was 10,163 vs. Sacramento on Fireworks/Military Appreciation Night on May 23 at Cashman Field. The 51s organization have the proud distinction of being the longest enduring franchise in the history of professional sports in the state of Nevada.

The homestand finale on Thursday, July 3 will feature the annual “Fireworks Extravaganza” on Adoption Awareness Foundation Night. The spectacular post-game fireworks show will help celebrate “Independence Day” and all seats for this special event are priced at $15.00.

Budweiser Dollar Beer Night will also be presented on July 3 against Salt Lake. Every Thursday home game throughout the 2014 campaign will feature “Dollar Beers.” Proper identification and wristbands are required for dollar beer night.

“Smith’s Value Menu Monday” will be presented in the opener of the homestand on June 30. Monday “home” games will feature a “Value Menu” for the sixth 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.

Salt Lake’s roster features two of the top 10 prospects in the Angels organization, according to Baseball America: Top prospect, second baseman Taylor Lindsey and outfielder Zach Borenstein (No. 9).

Kyler Newby, a Las Vegas product, is also a member of the Salt Lake Bees. The right-handed pitcher is a 2003 graduate of Bonanza High School and attended Mesa Community College in Ariz. He was selected by Arizona in the 50th round of the June 2004 First-Year Player Draft. He has appeared in 12 games for Salt Lake and has compiled an ERA of 1.62 in 16.2 innings pitched (0-0/16 SO).

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 15th season behind the microphone calling 51s baseball.

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All 51s games (home & away) will also be broadcast on MiLB.TV via LV51.com.

Following the homestand, the 51s will embark on an eight-game, seven-day road trip beginning in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Friday, July 4. Las Vegas will face the Isotopes, Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, in a four-game series from Friday-Sunday, July 4-6. A day/night double-header is scheduled for Saturday, July 5. Las Vegas will then travel to Northern Nevada to face intrastate rival, the Reno Aces, Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, in a four-game series at Aces Ballpark from Monday-Thursday, July 7-10.

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.

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: The series is tied 6-games-to-6

The 27th annual Cree Triple-A All-Star Game, presented by Gildan, will be played on Wednesday, July 16 at 4 p.m. (PDT) at Durham Bulls Athletic Ballpark in Durham, North Carolina (10,000), home of the International League’s Bulls, Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.

The game featuring the PCL vs. IL will be televised live on the MLB Network (Cox Cable HD 1314) and on-line to MiLB.TV subscribers live on MiLB.com, the official website of Minor League Baseball. The American Forces Network will also showcase the event, bringing MLB Network’s telecast of the Triple-A All-Star Game to the U.S. Armed Forces stationed outside the contiguous United States on U.S. military installations and aboard U.S. Navy ships at sea.

In addition, Sports 920 (AM) The Game will broadcast the all-star game live.

The Triple-A All-Star break will be from Sunday-Wednesday, July 13-16.

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 $10.00 (reserved, $11.00-Day of Game); $13.00 (plaza, $14.00-Day of Game) and $14.00 (field, $15.00-Day of Game) & the blue dugout seats at $25.00. The traditional $2.00 discount for Military personnel is offered on plaza and reserved seats throughout the season except for the “Fireworks Extravaganza” on Thursday, July 3 (all seats are priced at $15.00 for this special event).

Season tickets, mini-plan packages (10 & 10-Game You Pick’em, 20, 33-game plans) and group ticket packages 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 –

Las Vegas Big League Weekend Recap – Cubs versus Mets at Cashman Field (2-day attendance of 19,514)

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2014 Big League Weekend Recap:

The Chicago Cubs and the New York Mets played a “two-game” Spring Training series on Saturday-Sunday, March 15-16 at Cashman Field. The teams split the series as the Mets won the opener, 9-4, and the Cubs then defeated the Mets, 6-3.

Big League Weekend attracted a two-day total attendance of 19,514. Saturday’s attendance was 9,106 and Sunday’s sellout crowd was 10,408.

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Saturday, March 15:

The New York Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs, 9-4, before a crowd of 9,106 at Cashman Field in the opener of the two-game “Big League Weekend” series. The game was broadcast nationally on WGN-TV America.

Second baseman Wilmer Flores (1-for-5) broke a 4-4 tie with a two-run, home run in the eighth inning. The Mets scored five runs over the final two innings.

The Mets jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Third baseman David Wright (1-for-3) delivered a two-run double to right centerfield. The Mets built a 4-1 lead after 2 ½ innings. Designated hitter Andrew Brown was 2-for-3, walk, double, 3 RBI.

The Cubs rallied to tie the game at 4-4 with two runs in the fourth inning and a solo run in the fifth.

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was 2-for-3 with two home runs and 3 RBI. He hit a solo home run in the second inning and a two-run shot in the fourth inning off Mets starter, right-hander Bartolo Colon.

Colon pitched 4.2 innings and allowed 7 hits, 4 runs and struck out 1. Cubs starter, left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada, pitched 2 innings and allowed 5 hits and 4 runs.

Sunday, March 16:

The Chicago Cubs defeated the New York Mets, 6-3, before a sellout crowd of 10,408 at Cashman Field. The Cubs built a 5-0 lead after 3 ½ innings. Second baseman Arismendy Alcantara was 3-for-3 with a solo home run in the ninth inning. First baseman Daniel Vogelbach was 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the fourth inning.

First baseman Zach Lutz led the Mets with a 2-for-4 performance with a solo home run fifth inning. Outfielder Andrew Brown (1-for-4) added a two-run, home run in the sixth inning.

Left-hander Chris Rusin improved to 2-2 with 4 shutout innings. He allowed 1 hit and struck out 2. Right-hander Jenrry Mejia suffered the loss (0-1). He pitched 2.1 innings and allowed 4 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), walked 2 and struck out 1.

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