(Las Vegas, NV) – May 27, 2023 – The Las Vegas Aviators® professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League, Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, will host the El Paso Chihuahuas, Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, in the opener of a six-game series on Tuesday, May 30 at 7:05 p.m. at Las Vegas Ballpark®. The fourth homestand will consist of six games against the Chihuahuas from Tuesday through Sunday, May 30 – June 4. All games will begin at 7:05 p.m. except for the matinee contest on Sunday, June 4 at 12:05 p.m.
The series opener on Tuesday, May 30 will feature the fifth of 10 games broadcast live on YurView Cox Channel 14.
The Aviators, under manager Fran Riordan, are 23-26 in the West Division. Las Vegas is concluding a season-long 12-game road trip in the Pacific Northwest against the Tacoma Rainiers, Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, on Sunday, May 28. The PCL will have an off day on Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day).
The 2023 season will feature six-game series against opponents from Tuesday-Sunday and off days on Monday (with one exception, July 3 vs. Round Rock) for a total of 150 games (75-home; 75-away).
The Aviators are in their 40th Anniversary season in the Silver State and have the proud distinction of being Nevada’s longest enduring professional sports franchise.
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE: The Pacific Coast League (120th season, 1903-2020, 2022 -) will consist of two divisions for a total of 10 teams. Western Division: Las Vegas Aviators, Reno Aces, Sacramento River Cats, Salt Lake Bees, Tacoma Rainiers; Eastern Division: Albuquerque Isotopes, El Paso Chihuahuas, Oklahoma City Dodgers, Round Rock Express, Sugar Land Space Cowboys.
Tuesday, May 30: Copa de la Diversión® (Fun Cup™), Las Vegas Reyes de Plata “Silver Kings”
Wednesday, May 31: Bark in the Park, presented by Subaru of Las Vegas
Thursday, June 1: $2.00 Beer Night
Friday, June 2: *Cross-body Bag Night
Saturday, June 3: Margaritaville Night with *Sunhat giveaway
Sunday, June 4: 1983 Las Vegas Stars Throwback Game & LEGO® NINJAGO® Make-N’-Take Event
Kids can put together and take a special LEGO® NINJAGO® set! Also, a post-game special LEGO® NINJAGO® episode will be featured.
*first 2,000 fans through the gates
NOTE: Actor John O’Hurley will be at Las Vegas Ballpark on Wednesday, May 31. O’Hurley, host of the National Dog Show and Seinfeld actor, will be singing the National Anthem as well as signing autographs.
2023 LAS VEGAS BALLPARK ATTENDANCE: In 24 dates, Las Vegas total is 168,796 for an average of 7,033 with six sellouts. The season-high crowd was 10,850 (sellout) vs. Tacoma on April 29 and the all-time attendance total now stands at 13,767,331. 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 four seasons (2019, 2021 -) is 1,766,320, which includes 70 sellouts.
In 36 seasons at Cashman Field (1983-2018), the attendance total was 12,001,011.
2023 AVIATORS TICKET INFORMATION: Individual game tickets are on sale now 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 (June 4, June 18; September 24) from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sunday 6:05 p.m. games (July 2, 16, 30; August 13; September 3, 10) from 3 p.m. – 8:30 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
El Paso’s roster features one of the Top 10 prospects in the Padres organization, according to Baseball America: left-handed pitcher Jay Groome (No. 8). Catcher Kevin Plawecki and left-handed pitcher Jared Koenig are also listed the El Paso roster. Plawecki played for the Las Vegas 51s from 2014-18 as a member of the New York Mets organization. Koenig was a member of the Las Vegas Aviators in 2022.
El Paso assistant pitching coach Jimmy Jones was a member of the Las Vegas Stars, Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, for two seasons (1986-87). He was the third overall pick by San Diego of the June 1982 First-Year Player Draft. He played eight seasons in the Major Leagues (1986-93) with San Diego, New York Yankees, Houston and Montreal.
Las Vegas Reyes de Plata (“Silver Kings’’): Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) unveiled, on March 21, the schedule of games and the 95-on field Hispanic identities for this season’s Copa de la Diversión® (Fun Cup™) event series. Continuing its annual expansion into more communities, eight new teams joined Copa de la Diversión (“Copa”) this season, with four teams with rebranded personas that includes more than 400 games in 95 communities, covering 36 U.S. states.
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 2023 Reyes de Plata Tuesday home schedule includes: May 30, June 13, June 25, August 8, August 29, September 5, September 19.
Following the homestand, the Aviators will embark on a Northern California road trip beginning in Sacramento on Tuesday, June 6. The Aviators will face the River Cats, Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, in a six-game series through Sunday, June 11.
Aviators on Radio in 2023: Russ Langer will broadcast the 150 games on Raider Nation Radio 920 AM (selected games on Fox Sports 1340 AM and 98.9 FM) on www.aviatorslv.com. Langer is in his 23rd season broadcasting baseball to the Las Vegas Valley and 36th year overall in the business. The sixth game of the 2023 campaign marked his 3,000th broadcast for the Triple-A Las Vegas Stars/51s/Aviators franchise. 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 2022, Langer also completed his 11th 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. Matt is in his fourth season with the Aviators, and his third in the broadcast booth.
All Aviators games (home & away) will also be broadcast on Bally Live and MiLB.TV via aviatorslv.com.
2023 Las Vegas Aviators season and group tickets, including suites, party decks and the pool are available by calling the Aviators administrative offices at (702) 943-7200 or emailing [email protected].
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 2023 campaign marks the 40th Anniversary Season in the Silver State (1983-2023) as a proud member of Triple-A professional baseball of the Pacific Coast League and the fourth 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.
In 2022, Las Vegas led the PCL in home attendance with a total of 518,221 for an average of 6,910. It marked the second-highest attendance total for a single season in franchise history.
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 fourth 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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