LAS VEGAS: The Las Vegas 51s professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, will open a nine-game homestand on Thursday, April 27 against the Albuquerque Isotopes, Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, at Cashman Field at 7:05 p.m. The five-game series against the Isotopes will conclude on Monday, May 1. Las Vegas will then host the Tacoma Rainiers, Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, in a four-game series from Tuesday-Friday, May 2-5.
The 51s, under first-year manager Pedro Lopez , are currently on an eight-game Northern California road trip that will conclude in Sacramento on Tuesday afternoon. The first scheduled off day for the PCL is Wednesday, April 26.
2017 CASHMAN FIELD ATTENDANCE: In 7 dates, Las Vegas' total is 35,534 for an average of 5,076. The "home opener" crowd was 8,451 vs. Fresno on April 11. 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 11,345,262. 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 April 27 at 7:05 p.m. and in game three of the four-game series vs. the Rainiers on Thursday, May 4 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.
Stars Wars Night will be featured on Friday, April 28 in game two of the five-game series against the Isotopes at 7:05 p.m. A spectacular post-game "Fireworks Show," presented by Albertsons, will also be featured on Girl Scouts Night!
The Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada will be on hand to cheer on the 51s. Girl Scouts will be included throughout the evening activities including the color guard and the cookie eating contest.
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In celebration of "35 Seasons" as a member of the PCL, 1983 Las Vegas Stars Throwback Jersey Night, to the first 2,500 fans through the gates (open at 6 p.m.), will be presented in game three of the series on Saturday, April 29 at 7:05 p.m.
Little League Day #1 and Bark in the Park, presented by Wag N' Wash will be featured in the matinee contest on Sunday, April 30 at 12:05 p.m. 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). Bark in the Park participants will have seating available in the left and right field berms.
The finale of the five-game series against the Isotopes will feature "Smith's Value Menu Monday" on May 1.
Monday "home" games will feature a "Value Menu" for the ninth straight season! The 51s and Centerplate have teamed together for discounted food items on Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Peanuts, Cracker Jacks and Pretzels for just $1.00 per item.
The 51s organization on Wednesday, May 3 will present Smoker's Strike Out 14th Annual School Day Game, sponsored by Meadow Gold Dairy. The day will feature a field trip to 5th grade students in the Clark County School District for the special start time of 10:35 a.m. The contest will mark game two of the four-game series against Tacoma.
Over the past 13 seasons, a total of 119,310 fans have attended the morning games. Last season (April 26, 2016), a crowd of 9,087 attended the game between Albuquerque/Las Vegas (W, 7-2). 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 is a tradition and a great event for the fifth-grade students," 51s President/COO Don Logan said. "The kids have a great time at the ballpark 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."
The finale of the nine-game homestand against Tacoma on Friday, May 5 at 7:05 p.m. will feature a spectacular post-game "Fireworks Show," presented by Vons, on Nevada Donor Network Donate Life Night.
Donate Life Nevada is proud to team up with the 51s to bring awareness to the critical shortages of lifesaving organs, celebrate the lives of those saved by transplant and honor the heroic donors who have given a second chance to so many people. The Las Vegas 51s were the recipient of the Donate Life Champion Award in 2015. This national award is given to select figures from the athletic community who have helped save lives through a strong support of organ, eye and tissue donation.
Important Facts - Organ Donors
1 organ donor can save up to 8 lives!
1 tissue donor can heal more than 50 people!
More than 123,000 people are waiting for life saving transplants, that's enough to fill all the seats at Cashman Field nearly 13 times!
A new name is added to the waiting list every 10 minutes.
In Nevada, 600 people are waiting for life saving transplants.
Organ donors save the lives of more than 25,000 people every year.
Fans interested in being an organ donor are encouraged to register at www.nvdonor.org
Albuquerque's roster features three of the top 10 prospects in the Rockies organization, according to Baseball America: right-handed pitcher Jeff Hoffman (No. 3); outfielder Raimel Tapia (No. 4) and right-handed pitcher German Marquez (No. 5).
Tacoma's roster features one of the top 10 prospects in the Mariners organization, according to Baseball America: outfielder Tyler O'Neill (No. 2).
WestStar Credit Union "Winning Wednesday" will be featured six more times during the 2017 season. The remaining dates are May 3 (school day game vs. Tacoma at 10:35 a.m.); 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!
The 51s will broadcast all games on Lotus Broadcasting on NBC Sports Radio AM 920 'THE GAME', which will carry live all 142 regular season games. Also, all games will be available on the 51s website (Major League Baseball Advanced Media, MLBAM) at www.LV51.com. Russ Langer, the 10-time Nevada Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA), is in his 18th season behind the microphone calling 51s baseball.
All 51s games (home & away) will also be broadcast on MiLB.TV via LV51.com.
Following the homestand, Las Vegas will embark on a brief four-game road trip to Albuquerque, N.M., to face the Isotopes from Saturday-Tuesday, May 6-9. The next scheduled off day for the PCL is Wednesday, May 10.
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.
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