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January 4, 2023 – Pacific Coast League (PCL)Las Vegas Aviators News Release

(Las Vegas, NV) – – The Las Vegas Aviators® professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League, Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, announced today in conjunction with the Rockies and Royals Communications Departments, two games for the 2023 Big League Weekend (Part 2) at Las Vegas Ballpark®.


The Colorado Rockies will face the Kansas City Royals on Saturday-Sunday, March 18-19. Game times for the Spring Training series are TBA, due to television.

Big League Weekend (Part 2) individual game tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, January 11 through aviatorslv.com and Las Vegas Ballpark Box Office at noon pacific time.

“We are excited to announce a second Big League Weekend in 2023,” Aviators President/COO Don Logan said. “We welcome the Kansas City Royals for their first visit to Las Vegas for Big League Weekend. The Royals will face the Rockies who will be making their fourth all-time appearance to Las Vegas for a two-game series. Las Vegas Ballpark will once again provide an outstanding atmosphere and environment for Major League Baseball. Fans, both locals and tourists that visit during this event, will have a memorable time.”

Colorado will make their fourth all-time appearance (2000, 2003, 2009) in Las Vegas for Big League Weekend. Philadelphia defeated Colorado, 1-0, on March 31, 2000 before a Cashman Field before a crowd of 6,602. Oakland defeated Colorado, 11-9, on April 1, 2000 before a crowd of 8,456. The Dodgers then defeated the Rockies, 5-3, on March 27, 2003 before a sellout crowd of 9,966. The Rockies last appearance was in 2009 with a two-game series against Seattle at Cashman Field. The Rockies defeated the Mariners twice: 6-3 on April 3 before a crowd of 6,221; 6-5 on April 4 before a crowd of 7,472.

Kansas City will be making their first appearance in Las Vegas for Big League Weekend. The Royals have captured two World Series championships in 1985 against St. Louis (4-games-to-3) and in 2015 against the New York Mets (4-games-to-1).

The Rockies, under manager Bud Black, compiled an overall record of 68-94 (.420) in 2022 in the National League West.

First baseman C.J. Cron, 2022 National League All-Star, appeared in 150 games for the Rockies in 2022 and batted .257 (148-for-575) with 60 extra-base hits (28 doubles, three triples, 29 home runs) and 102 RBI (T-6th in N.L.). He was the team leader in at bats, hits, extra-base hits and RBI.

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