LAS VEGAS - The Silver State's top large-classification high school baseball teams will converge next week on the new Las Vegas Ballpark® for the 2019 Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association / One Nevada Credit Union 4A State High School Championship tournament, presented by the Station Casinos. The top two teams from the Desert Region, Northern Region and Mountain Region will get the unique opportunity to play in the Las Vegas Aviators® professional state-of-the art ballpark thanks in part to outstanding support from the Triple-A club's executive leadership.
"The NIAA's Board of Control, office staff and participating schools cannot thank Mr. (Don) Logan (Aviators President/COO) and his talented staff - both in the front office and in game operations department - for providing our student-athletes, coaches, officials and fans with a couple of days they will certainly always remember," said Donnie Nelson, co-Assistant Director for the NIAA. "We are sincerely appreciative to be able to play in a first-class facility with all the bells and whistles of a major league stadium. The NIAA / One Nevada Credit Union's 4A state baseball tournament should prove to be a highly competitive and rewarding experience for all involved."
The NIAA 4A state baseball schedule at the Las Vegas Ballpark includes four games on Thursday, May 16 starting at 10:00 a.m., and two or three games on Friday, May 17 beginning at 1:00 p.m. The tournament proper opens with first pitches Wednesday afternoon at both Bishop Gorman and Centennial high schools. Regardless of the outcomes in Wednesday's games, all six qualifying teams will get the chance to showcase their talents in the magnificent ballpark for at least one game. The tournament, which plays out in a double-elimination format, culminates with a state championship game Friday at 4:00 p.m. and a possible state final 'if game' at 7:00 p.m.
NIAA tournament ticket prices at the Las Vegas Ballpark on May 16-17 are $12 for adults, $7 for students, $4 for seniors ages 62 and older, and free for children ages 8 and younger. Gates will open one hour prior to the scheduled first pitch at all venues and seating will be open. Advance purchasing will not be available. Tickets for the tournament games played at Las Vegas Ballpark will go on sale on Wednesday at noon at the main Box Office off of Pavilion Center Drive. The full schedule can be found on NIAA.com within the baseball sport page's tournament information and bracket's link.
The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (501c3) is the non-profit governing body of high school athletics in the Silver State as recognized by the Nevada State Legislature. The NIAA consists of 118 member schools divided into four classifications (based on enrollment and competitive factors). School administrators established the Association in 1922 in order to develop and enforce high school athletic welfare and safety standards, eligibility and amateurism policies, and ethical conduct and behavior policies that would complement the academic work of students. The NIAA ensures that Nevada's student-athletes engage in pure competition under uniform regulations.
The NIAA sponsors, directs and develops sports programs in Nevada's high schools. In addition, the NIAA oversees the Nevada Association of Student Councils (NASC). The NIAA office staff is directly responsible for sanctioning activities, conducting post-season tournaments, regulating officials, certifying coaches, and providing a host of special services to its member school student-athletes. It is important to note, however, that the NIAA does not receive direct state funding. The NIAA's revenue streams are corporate partnerships, event ticket sales and member school's dues.
About One Nevada Credit Union
With over $915 million in assets, One Nevada Credit Union is one of the largest locally owned, federally insured credit unions in the state. It is one of the strongest, well-capitalized credit unions in the country with more than 13% net worth. One Nevada serves 78,000 members, has 14 branches, and offers 46,000 surcharge-free ATMs through the AllPoint Network. Membership is open to all residents of Washoe County, Clark County and Nye County. The National Credit Union Administration, a U.S. Government Agency, insures member deposits at One Nevada. For more information, visit https://www.OneNevada.org.
About Las Vegas Ballpark®
Las Vegas Ballpark, located on eight acres in Downtown Summerlin just south of City National Arena - practice facility for the Vegas Golden Knights, is the home of the Las Vegas Aviators, the city's professional Triple-A baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL) and affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. Las Vegas Ballpark provides a wide range of seating options including 22 suites, club seats, berm seating, party zones and decks, picnic tables, kids' zone, bars and a pool beyond the outfield wall. Designed to host a variety of events in addition to baseball, the site is landscaped to complement the surrounding master planned community. The site is easily accessed from all regions of the valley via the 215 Beltway.
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