Big League Weekends Individual Game Tickets on Sale January 11

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(Las Vegas, NV) – – The Las Vegas Aviators® professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League, Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, announced today that individual game tickets for the two Big League Weekends, that will include a total of four spring training games, go on sale on Wednesday, January 11 through and Las Vegas Ballpark Box Office at noon pacific time.

The following is the schedule for the two Big League Weekends at Las Vegas Ballpark®:

Saturday, March 4: Cincinnati Reds vs. Oakland Athletics, time TBA (television)

Sunday, March 5: Cincinnati Reds vs. Oakland Athletics, time TBA (television)

Saturday, March 18: Colorado Rockies vs. Kansas City Royals, time TBA (television)

Sunday, March 19: Colorado Rockies vs. Kansas City Royals, time TBA (television)

Cincinnati will be making its fifth all-time appearance for Big League Weekend (2010, 2011, 2017, 2020). The Reds’ last appearance was at the inaugural Las Vegas Ballpark BLW in 2020. Cincinnati defeated the Chicago Cubs twice in front of sellout crowds! The Reds won 8-5 on March 7 (10,385) and 11-9 on March 8 (10,092). The Reds also faced the Cubs in a 2017 two-game series at Cashman Field. Chicago defeated Cincinnati twice: 11-7 on March 25 before a sellout crowd of 11,455 and 22-4 on March 26 before another sellout crowd of 11,285.

Oakland will make its seventh all-time appearance in Las Vegas (five previous BLW visits: 1994, 1997, 2000, 2015, 2020). The Athletics also played the first six games of the 1996 Major League Baseball season (April 1, 3-7) at Cashman Field due to construction delays in their home stadium. The games marked the first time ever that an MLB season opener was held at a minor league park.

The Athletics appeared in the inaugural Las Vegas Ballpark BLW in 2020. The A’s defeated Cleveland twice: 8-6 on February 29 before a crowd of 8,159 and 8-5 on March 1 (7,521).

The Aviators welcome their Major League affiliate to the Silver State for Big League Weekend. The 2022 Aviators, under manager Fran Riordan, compiled an overall record of 71-79 (.473) and finished in third place in the PCL, West Division.

In 2022, 30 players from Triple-A Las Vegas were promoted to the Athletics, who began the season in the minor leagues and 16 of those players made their major league debuts. Most notable players included: Nick Allen (shortstop), Jared Koenig (LHP), Shea Langeliers…

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