LAS VEGAS: The Las Vegas Aviators® professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, will open the final homestand of the 2019 regular season against the Tacoma Rainiers, Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, on Friday, August 30 at Las Vegas Ballpark®.
The four-game series against Tacoma will conclude on Labor Day (Monday, September 2) at 12:05 p.m. The games on Friday-Saturday-Sunday, August 30 - September 1 will begin at 7:05 p.m.
The Aviators have the second-best record in the 16-team PCL (80-54, .597) and will conclude the regular season road schedule at Albuquerque, N.M., against the Isotopes, Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, on Thursday evening. The Round Rock Express, Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, have the best record at 81-53 (.604).
Pacific Southern Division Standings:
Las Vegas, 80-54, .597 -- six games remaining (4 home; 2 away)
El Paso, 78-56, .582 2.0 games back; six games remaining (2 home; 4 away)
The Aviators organization have the proud distinction of being the longest enduring franchise in the history of professional sports in the state of Nevada. The franchise is playing in their 37th season in the Silver State as a member of the PCL.
LAS VEGAS AVIATORS LEAD TRIPLE-A BASEBALL IN HOME ATTENDANCE:
The Aviators lead Triple-A baseball (30 teams: 16 in PCL; 14 in International League) in total home attendance (609,878) and average (9,241 in 66 dates).
The Columbus Clippers, Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, lead the IL in total home attendance and average (590,504 - 8,684 average in 68 dates).
2019 LAS VEGAS BALLPARK ATTENDANCE: In 66 dates, Las Vegas total is 609,878 for an average of 9,241 (43 sellouts). The season-high sellout crowd was 12,111 vs. Tacoma on May 14 (Smokers Strike Out 16th Annual School Day Game). The Las Vegas franchise has reached the 300,000 plateau in "home" attendance in all 37 seasons (1983-2019). The all-time attendance total now stands at 12,610,889.
In 36 seasons at Cashman Field (1983-2016), the attendance total was 12,001,011.
Number of 10,000+ crowds in 2019: 20
LARGEST SINGLE SEASON HOME ATTENDANCE:
2019 609,878 66 dates 9,241 average
1992 387,815 72 dates 5,386 average
1993 386,310 71 dates 5,441 average
2008 374,780 71 dates 5,279 average
2007 371,676 72 dates 5,162 average
*1983 365,848 75 dates 4,878 average
LAS VEGAS BALLPARK WINNER OF 2019 MiLB TRIPLE-A BEST OF THE BALLPARKS FAN VOTE (JULY 1): Las Vegas Ballpark defeated Southwest University Park, home of the El Paso Chihuahuas, Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, to win this year's Triple-A Best of the Ballparks fan vote. Over 85,000 fans voted in all five rounds of the Triple-A Best of the Ballparks fan vote, with almost 500,000 fans voting to date in the overall competition. After several close votes in previous rounds, the final vote resulted in Las Vegas Ballpark with a 55.6% to 44.4% margin win over the El Paso Chihuahuas.
LAS VEGAS BALLPARK WINNER OF BASEBALLPARKS.COM ANNUAL BALLPARK OF THE YEAR AWARD: Las Vegas Ballpark® has a major national award to add to its accomplishments, as BaseballParks.com announced on July 31 that the new facility is the winner of its 20th Annual Ballpark of the Year Award. Every year since 2000, BaseballParks.com has presented this honor to the new or remodeled baseball stadium with the best combination of site selection, exterior appearance, architectural design, and fan amenities. The selection is made by an advisory panel utilized by the 22-year-old website. The announcement of the award was made in the July 31 edition of USA TODAY Sports Weekly and at BaseballParks.com. Joe Mock, founder and webmaster of the website and a frequent contributor to USA TODAY publications, penned the article about this year's honor. The Howard Hughes Corporation®, owners of the Aviators and developers of Summerlin, covered the costs to design and build the park. Architecture firm HOK developed its design. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) committed $80 million over 20 years for a naming rights sponsorship.
The following is the schedule and promotions for the four-game homestand from August 30 - September 2:
Friday, August 30: Post-Game Fireworks Show, presented by City National Bank vs. Tacoma, 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, August 31: *Aviators Jersey, presented by America First Credit Union & Fan Appreciation Night vs. Tacoma, 7:05 p.m.
Sunday, September 1: Family Night vs. Tacoma, 7:05 p.m.
Monday, September 2: 2019 Regular Season Finale (Labor Day) vs. Tacoma, 12:05 p.m.
*First 2,000 fans through the gates
- The 2019 PCL Playoffs -
Conference Championship Series Schedule (Best-of-5):
Game #1: Wednesday, September 4: (Pacific Southern, Las Vegas/El Paso at Pacific Northern, Sacramento)
Game #2: Thursday, September 5: (Pacific Southern, Las Vegas/El Paso at Pacific Northern, Sacramento)
Game #3: Friday, September 6: (Pacific Northern, Sacramento at Pacific Southern, Las Vegas/El Paso)
Game #4: Saturday, September 7, if necessary: (Pacific Northern, Sacramento at Pacific Southern, Las Vegas/El Paso)
Game #5: Sunday, September 8, if necessary: (Pacific Northern, Sacramento at Pacific Southern, Las Vegas/El Paso)
Game #1: Wednesday, September 4: (American Northern, Iowa at American Southern, Round Rock/San Antonio)
Game #2: Thursday, September 5: (American Northern, Iowa at American Southern, Round Rock/San Antonio)
Game #3: Friday, September 6: (American Southern, Round Rock/San Antonio at American Northern, Iowa)
Game #4: Saturday, September 7, if necessary: (American Southern, Round Rock/San Antonio at American Northern, Iowa)
Game #5: Sunday, September 8, if necessary: (American Southern, Round Rock/San Antonio at American Northern, Iowa)
PCL Championship Series Schedule (Best-of-5):
Game #1: Tuesday, September 10: (American Conference at Pacific Conference)
Game #2: Wednesday, September 11: (American Conference at Pacific Conference)
Game #3: Friday, September 13: (Pacific Conference at American Conference)
Game #4: Saturday, September 14, if necessary: (Pacific Conference at American Conference)
Game #5: Sunday, September 15, if necessary: (Pacific Conference at American Conference)
2019 Ephesus Sports Lighting Triple-A Baseball National Championship Game
Tuesday, September 17: Pacific Coast League Champion vs. International League Champion at Memphis AutoZone Park (10,000) in Memphis, Tennessee (Home of the Redbirds, Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals) and will be broadcast live on Fox Sports (FS1) at 5 p.m. (PDT) and NBC Sports Radio AM 920 'THE GAME'.
2020 Ephesus Sports Lighting Triple-A Baseball National Championship Game
Tuesday, September 22: Pacific Coast League Champion vs. International League Champion at Las Vegas Ballpark (8,834), home of the Las Vegas Aviators, Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, and will be broadcast live on Fox Sports.
2019 PLAYOFF TICKETS: Individual game playoff tickets are on sale now at the Las Vegas Ballpark Box Office or through Ticketmaster. Playoff tickets start at $12.00 per ticket and in the event the Aviators don't qualify for the playoffs, refunds for tickets purchased will be issued or applied to 2020 tickets.
The Aviators 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 Aviators website (Major League Baseball Advanced Media, MLBAM) at www.aviatorslv.com. Russ Langer, the 10-time Nevada Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA), is in his 20th season behind the microphone calling Aviators baseball.
All Aviators games (home & away) will also be broadcast on MiLB.TV via aviatorslv.com.
Tickets for all Aviators home games can be purchased at Las Vegas Ballpark Box Office.
Box Office Hours:
Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday is closed
Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to end of game
Sunday night games (June - September) from noon to end of game
NOTE: Las Vegas Ballpark will call is located off Pavilion Center Drive near the main entrance to the ballpark, Will call is open 1.5 hours before the game and closed at the end of the game.
Tickets can also be purchased through Ticketmaster (1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com).
The Aviators will be offering a military and first responders discount through the team's partnership with GovX (www.govx.com) - - $5.00 off tickets through the website.
The individual game tickets for the 70-game home season are subject to dynamic pricing.
The pricing classifications are subject to change:
Home Plate Box ($35-$45)
Dugout Prime ($29-$39)
Dugout Box ($22-$32)
Outfield Prime ($18-$28)
Outfield Box ($15-$25)
4 Topps Corners ($50-$60)
Home Run Porch ($50-$60)
For information on 2020 season tickets and Group Tickets, please call (702) 939-7200
Official licensed Aviators team merchandise is available at the Las Vegas Ballpark TEAM STORE and on the "Team Shop" section of the website.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.