(Las Vegas, NV) – August 17, 2022 – The Las Vegas Aviators® professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League, Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, will host the Sacramento River Cats, Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, in the opener of the three-game series on Friday, August 19 at Las Vegas Ballpark®. The ninth homestand will consist of nine games from Friday-Sunday, August 19-21 against the River Cats and a six-game series from Tuesday-Sunday, August 23-28 against the Sugar Land Space Cowboys, Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros. All games are scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m. The PCL will have an off day on Monday, August 22.
Game four of the homestand on Tuesday, August 23 vs. Sugar Land will feature the ninth of 10 games broadcast live on YurView on Cox Channel 14. The Space Cowboys will be making their first all-time appearance to Las Vegas.
The Aviators, 56-57, under manager Fran Riordan, are concluding a 10-game road trip in Northern California against Sacramento on Wednesday, August 17. The Aviators/River Cats are playing a home-and-home six-game series which began in Sacramento on Monday, August 15. The two teams will have an off day on Thursday, August 18.
PCL West Division:
Reno Aces, 63-49 (.563) - -
Las Vegas Aviators, 56-57 (.496), 7.5 GB
Note: Las Vegas and Reno remaining schedule between the two teams (12 games): August 30 – September 4 at Reno; September 20-25 at Las Vegas.
The 2022 season will feature six-game series against opponents from Tuesday-Sunday and off days on Monday (with three road exceptions on July 4, August 15, September 26) for a total of 150 games (75-home; 75-away).
The Aviators are in their 40th calendar season of professional baseball in the Silver State and have the proud distinction of being the longest enduring franchise in the history of professional sports in the state of Nevada.
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE: The Pacific Coast League (118 years, 1903-2020, 2022 -) consists of two divisions for a total of 10 teams. West Division: Las Vegas Aviators, Reno Aces, Sacramento River Cats, Salt Lake Bees, Tacoma Rainiers; East Division: Albuquerque Isotopes, El Paso Chihuahuas, Oklahoma City Dodgers, Round Rock Express, Sugar Land Space Cowboys.
Friday, August 19: *Aviators T-Shirt Night
Saturday, August 20: *Free Hat Night
Tuesday, August 23: *Reyes de Plata Bobblehead Night – Yurview Cox Cable 14
Wednesday, August 24: Bark in the Park
Thursday, August 25: $2.00 Beer Night
Friday, August 26: *Ceramic Las Vegas Ballpark Replica
Saturday, August 27: *Aviators Football Jersey Night
*first 2,000 fans through the gate
2022 LAS VEGAS BALLPARK ATTENDANCE: In 54 dates, Las Vegas total is 377,344 (3rd in PCL) for an average of 6,988 with nine sellouts. The season-high crowd was 11,368 (sellout) vs. Round Rock on July 3 and the all-time attendance total now stands at 13,418,516. The Las Vegas franchise has reached the 300,000 mark in “home” attendance in all 39 seasons (1983-2019, 2021-22).
The Las Vegas Ballpark regular season attendance total over three seasons (2019, 2021 -) is 1,456,647, which includes 62 sellouts. In 36 seasons at Cashman Field (1983-2018), the attendance total was 12,001,011.
LAS VEGAS BALLPARK TOP THREE CROWDS:
- Tacoma (May 14, 2019) 12,111
- Albuquerque (August 16, 2019) 11,757
- Round Rock (July 3, 2022) 11,368
Triple-A Attendance Leaderboard:
461,939 (58 dates, 7,964 average): Nashville Sounds, Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, International League
414,041 (56 dates, 7,394 average): Worcester Red Sox, Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, International League
412,560 (55 dates, 7,501 average): Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, International League
401,159 (54 dates, 7,429 average): Charlotte Knights, Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, International League
AVIATORS TICKET INFORMATION: Individual game tickets are on sale through aviatorslv.com and the Las Vegas Ballpark Box Office.
BOX OFFICE HOURS:
Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday from noon – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday 12:05 p.m. games (September 18 & 25) from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sunday 7:05 p.m. games (August 21, 28) from 3 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday – Closed
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and ADA accessible seats will also be available to purchase at the box office and through ticketmaster.com.
The Aviators will also be offering a military discount (active duty and retired) of $5.00 off each ticket purchased and is available through GovX.com or at the box office.
The individual game tickets for the 75-game home season are subject to availability and dynamic pricing.
Tickets starting at:
Home Plate Diamond: $50.00 + Fees
Home Plate Prime: $45.00 + Fees
Home Plate Box: $37.00 + Fees
Dugout Prime: $29.00 + Fees
Dugout Box: $25.00 + Fees
Outfield Box: $18.00 + Fees
Corners: $25.00 + Fees
Home Run Porch: $25.00 + Fees
Berm/Standing Room Only: $13.00 + Fees
Club Prime: $55.00 + Fees
Club Box: $50.00 + Fees
Pricing is subject to change
Sacramento’s roster features one of the top 10 prospects in the Giants organization, according to Baseball America: outfielder Heliot Ramos (No. 4). Jolbert Cabrera, River Cats fundamentals coach, was as an outfielder with the Las Vegas 51s (Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers) in 2002.
Sugar Land’s roster features three of the top 10 prospects in the Astros organization, according to Baseball America: Top prospect: catcher Korey Lee; right-handed pitcher Hunter Brown (No. 3) and right-handed pitcher Peter Solomon (No. 10).
Las Vegas Reyes de Plata (“Silver Kings’’): Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) announced the continued long-term commitment to, and the expansion of, the celebration of its U.S. Latino fans and communities through the unveiling of a record number of teams participating in the 2022 Copa de la Diversión® (Fun Cup™) campaign and event series. Each of the 85 participating MiLB teams (70% participating), covering 33 U.S. states, will transform its on-field brand to a culturally relevant Latino persona, representing an extension of the team's and community's identity. Copa de la Diversión established an innovative new platform authentically connecting MiLB teams with their diverse communities, embracing the culture and values that resonate most with U.S. Latinos nationwide
The Aviators have transformed to the Las Vegas Reyes de Plata (“Silver Kings”) for five seasons (2017-19, 2021-22). The Reyes de Plata will take the field celebrating the city and state’s pioneering history at the forefront of the precious metal mining business that continues to define the Silver State today. The 2022 Reyes de Plata Tuesday remaining home schedule: August 23, September 13, September 20.
Following the homestand, the PCL will have an off day on Monday, August 29. The Aviators will then embark on a season-long 12-game road trip beginning in Northern Nevada against intrastate rival, the Reno Aces, Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, on Tuesday, August 30 at Greater Nevada Field. The six-game series will run through Sunday, September 4. Following an off day on Labor Day (Monday, September 5), Las Vegas will travel to Northern California to face the Sacramento River Cats, Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, in a six-game series from Tuesday-Sunday, September 6-11.
Aviators on Radio in 2022: Russ Langer will broadcast the 150 games on Raider Nation Radio 920 AM and on www.aviatorslv.com. Langer is in his 22nd season broadcasting baseball to the Las Vegas Valley and 35th year overall in the business. Over his career, Langer has received numerous awards, including being named 1993 Minor League Broadcaster of the Year by the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues. In 1995 and 2016, he broadcast the Triple-A All-Star game; in 1999, he was named the New Mexico Sportscaster of the Year; and in 2002, he was named Minor League Broadcaster of the Year by Minor League News.com. Langer also is a 11-time recipient (seven consecutive years from 2007-13) of the Nevada Sportscaster of the Year award (2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2021), which is presented by the National Sports Media Association (NSMA). In 2021, Langer also completed his 10th season as the radio play-by-play voice for the UNLV football team on the UNLV Sports Properties/ Learfield Network.
Matt Neverett will also serve as the play-by-play voice for home games and selected road games.
All Aviators games (home & away) will also be broadcast on MiLB.TV via aviatorslv.com.
2022 Las Vegas Aviators season tickets, including suites and party decks are available by calling the Aviators administrative offices at (702) 943-7200.
Official licensed Aviators team merchandise is available on the “Team Shop” section of the website at www.aviatorslv.com.
About Las Vegas Aviators®
The Las Vegas Aviators® have the proud distinction of being the longest enduring franchise in the history of professional sports in the state of Nevada. The 2022 campaign marks the 40th calendar season in the Silver State as a proud member of Triple-A professional baseball of the Pacific Coast League and the third season in Las Vegas Ballpark (8,196). The Aviators led all minor league baseball in 2019 attendance with a total of 650,934 for an average of 9,299. Las Vegas recorded 47 sellouts and 23 crowds of 10,000+. In 2021, Las Vegas led Triple-A West in home attendance with a total of 428,369 for an average of 6,590.
The Aviators were the recipient of the 2021 Baseball America Triple-A Freitas Award, given to the organization of the year at each level of the Minor Leagues.
The Stars (1983-2000)/51s (2001-18)/Aviators (2019 - present) have reached the 300,000 mark in “home” attendance in all 39 seasons (36 seasons at Cashman Field, 1983-2018; Las Vegas Ballpark, 2019, 2021-22). The Aviators are in their third season as the Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics and the franchise won the PCL championship in 1986 and 1988.
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 and affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. The team is wholly owned by The Howard Hughes Corporation®, developer of the award-winning master-planned community of Summerlin® and developer of Las Vegas Ballpark. With 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, Las Vegas Ballpark boasts a capacity of 8,196. 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. For more on Las Vegas Ballpark, visit www.thelvballpark.com.
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