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 brief four-game homestand on Thursday, July 12 against the Albuquerque Isotopes, Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, at Cashman Field. All four-games on the homestand from Thursday-Sunday, July 12-15 will begin at 7:05 p.m.
The 51s, under manager Tony DeFrancesco, are returning to action after the Triple-A All-Star Break from Sunday-Wednesday, July 8-11. The 2018 Huntington Bank Triple-A All-Star Game, presented by Gildan, featuring the PCL All-Stars vs. International League All-Stars, will be held on Wednesday, July 11 at Huntington Park (10,100), home of the Columbus Clippers, Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.
The 31st annual Triple-A All-Star Game will be televised live on the MLB Network for the ninth consecutive year at 4 p.m. (PDT).
The 51s organization have the proud distinction of being the longest enduring franchise in the history of professional sports in the state of Nevada.
2018 CASHMAN FIELD ATTENDANCE: In 45 dates, Las Vegas total is 215,650 for an average of 4,792. The season-high crowd is 9,321 vs. Salt Lake on July 3 for the Fireworks Extravaganza! The Las Vegas franchise has reached the 300,000 mark in "home" attendance in all 35 seasons (1983-2017). The all-time attendance total now stands at 11,884,437.
Budweiser Dollar Beer Night, presented by Laughlin, will be featured in the series opener vs. Albuquerque on Thursday, July 12. Dollar Beer Night will be featured at every Thursday home game during the 2018 season.
Proper identification and wristbands are required for dollar beer night.
A spectacular post-game Fireworks Show, presented by Findlay Toyota, will be featured in game two of the series on Friday, July 13.
51s T-Shirt Night, to the first 2,500 fans through the gates (open at 6 p.m.), will be featured in game three of the series vs. the Isotopes on Saturday, July 14.
Albuquerque' roster features three of the top 10 prospects in the Rockies organization, according to Baseball America: first baseman Ryan McMahon (No. 2); right-handed pitcher Peter Lambert (No. 5) and second base/shortstop Garrett Hampson (No. 8).
Following the homestand, the 51s will embark on a seven-game road trip beginning on Monday, July 16 in Salt Lake City, Utah against the Bees, Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels. The four-game series will conclude on Thursday, July 19. Las Vegas will then travel to Northern Nevada to face intrastate rival, the Reno Aces, Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, in a three-game series from Friday-Sunday, July 20-22. The next scheduled off day for the PCL is Monday, July 23.
SILVER STATE DIAMOND CHALLENGE: In 2009, Las Vegas and Reno developed the Silver State Diamond Challenge and the "Silver Plate Trophy" to add to the excitement to the rivalry for the two PCL teams that represent the state of Nevada. Reno defeated Las Vegas, 3-games-to-1, in the 2015 PCL Conference Championship Series.
The 2018 campaign will mark the 10th season of the S.S.D.C.
CHAMPION OF THE SILVER STATE DIAMOND CHALLENGE:
2009: Las Vegas 51s (series tied 8-8 and won the "Draw of the Cards" between the two Mayors)
2010: Reno Aces (Reno won series 11-games-to-5)
2011: Reno Aces (series tied 8-8, Aces retain trophy)
2012: Reno Aces (series tied 8-8, Aces retain trophy)
2013: Las Vegas 51s (Las Vegas won series 13-games-to-3)
2014: Las Vegas 51s (series tied 8-8, Las Vegas retains trophy)
2015: Las Vegas 51s (Las Vegas won series 11-games-to-5, Las Vegas retains trophy)
2016: Reno Aces (Reno won series 9-games-to-7)
2017: Reno Aces (Reno won series 12-games-to-4)
2018: Las Vegas leads the series, 5-games-to-4
The 51s will broadcast all games on Lotus Broadcasting on NBC Sports Radio AM 920 'THE GAME', which will carry live all 140 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 19th 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 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 70-game home season are priced at $11.00 (reserved, $12.00-Day of Game); $14.00 (plaza, $15.00-Day of Game) and $17.00 (field, $18.00-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 are available by calling the 51s office at (702) 943-7200.
LAS VEGAS BALLPARK 2019 SEASON TICKET DEPOSITS:
Fans can reserve their spot in the "new" Las Vegas Ballpark by placing a season ticket deposit for just $100 per seat; $100 per seat for club seat and $100 for a group event.
To make a deposit, go to http://bit.ly/LVBallparkDeposit
Customers who place a deposit will be able to select their seats after current 51s season ticket holders. Deposit priority will be based on the time and date of deposit.
Inventory is limited on season tickets and the opportunity to purchase will be determined on a first come - first served basis. Priority order is based on 2018 season ticket holders, followed by customers who make a $100 deposit and finally the general public
The $100 deposit will be kept on the customers account to secure the priority. At the date of the purchase, the deposit will be applied towards the total cost of the season tickets or group event. All deposits are refundable if customers decide not to purchase tickets.
NOTE: For fans that are currently a SEASON TICKET HOLDER or GROUP BUYER, there is no need to place a deposit for the 2019 season.
Official licensed 51s team merchandise is available on the "Team Shop" section of the website.
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