(Las Vegas, NV) – August 5, 2023 – 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 six-game series on Tuesday, August 8 at 7:05 p.m. at Las Vegas Ballpark®. The ninth homestand will consist of six games against the River Cats from Tuesday-Sunday, August 8-13. All games will begin at 7:05 p.m. except for the series finale of Sunday, August 13 at 6:05 p.m.
The series opener on Tuesday, August 8 will feature the eighth of 10 games broadcast live on YurView Cox Channel 14.
The Aviators, under manager Fran Riordan, are 52-53 (.495) overall and 18-13 (.581) in the second half in the West Division. The Aviators trail Albuquerque (19-12, .613) by one-game for the wild card lead (overall of 10-teams).
The Oklahoma City Dodgers are the winner of the PCL first-half and will host the wild-card winner of the second half in the best-of-three league championship series (LCS) from Tuesday-Thursday, September 26-28 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The Dodgers have the best overall record in Triple-A (30 teams) at 71-33 (.683).
The Aviators are concluding a six-game road trip in Albuquerque, New Mexico against the Isotopes, Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, on Sunday, August 6. The PCL has an off day on Monday, August 7.
The 2023 season will feature six-game series against opponents from Tuesday-Sunday and off days on Monday for a total of 149 games (75-home; 74-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, August 8: Las Vegas Reyes de Plata “Silver Kings”/*Reyes de Plata Jersey Night
Wednesday, August 9: Bark in the Park, Presented by Subaru of Las Vegas
Thursday, August 10: $2.00 Beer Night
Friday, August 11: *Firework Friday!
Saturday, August 12: * Back-to-School Backpacks
Sunday, August 13: 1983 Las Vegas Stars Throwback Game
*first 2,000 fans through the gates
2023 LAS VEGAS BALLPARK ATTENDANCE: In 51 dates, Las Vegas total is 347,912 for an average of 6,822 with 11 sellouts. The season-high crowd was 10,850 (sellout) vs. Tacoma on April 29 and the all-time attendance total now stands at 13,913,891. The Las Vegas franchise has reached the 300,000 mark in “home” attendance in all 40 seasons (1983-2019, 2021-23).
The Las Vegas Ballpark regular season attendance total over four seasons (2019, 2021 -) is 1,945,436 which includes 75 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 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 24 – season finale) from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sunday 6:05 p.m. games (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
Sacramento’s roster features two of the Top 10 prospects in the Giants organization, according to Baseball America:
Top prospect: shortstop Marco Luciano and right-handed pitcher Mason Black (No. 9).
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: August 8, August 29, September 5, September 19.
Following the homestand, the Aviators will embark on a season-long 12-game road trip beginning in Northern Nevada at Greater Nevada Field. Las Vegas will face intrastate rival, the Reno Aces, Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, in a six-game series from Tuesday-Sunday, August 15-20. Following a PCL off day on Monday, August 21, the Aviators will then travel to the Pacific Northwest to face the Tacoma Rainiers, Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, in a six-game series from Tuesday-Sunday, August 22-27.
NOTE: The Triple-A season will be split into two halves and the first half concluded on Sunday, June 25. The second half began on Wednesday, June 28. The regular season will conclude on Sunday, September 24. The first-half winners will serve as the hosts of the pair of best-of-three LCS, which are slated to begin on Tuesday, September 26.
The Oklahoma City Dodgers are the winner of the PCL first-half and will host the second-half winner. The Norfolk Tides, Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, are the winner of the International League first-half and will host the second-half winner.
The winners of the two LCS (Tuesday-Thursday, September 26-28) will then advance to Las Vegas Ballpark, which also hosted last season’s Triple-A Triple Championship Weekend, for the Triple-A National Championship Game (International League vs. Pacific Coast League) on Saturday, September 30 (Time TBA).
Aviators on Radio in 2023: Russ Langer will broadcast the 149 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 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 40 seasons (36 seasons at Cashman Field, 1983-2018; Las Vegas Ballpark, 2019, 2021-23). 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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