LAS VEGAS BALLPARK® HOSTS MEXICAN BASEBALL FIESTA
Event returns to Las Vegas after its 2017 debut;
Tickets available today for Aviators season ticket holders; on sale Wednesday for general public
WHAT: Las Vegas Ballpark® announces it will host the Mexican Baseball Fiesta on Friday and Saturday, September 20-21 with ticket sales starting tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m. Held at Cashman Field in 2017, the Mexican Baseball Fiesta returns to Las Vegas this year for its inaugural appearance at Las Vegas Ballpark. A “spring training” for teams in the Mexcian Winter Leagues, this fun, colorful and exciting event features two of the top teams in the Liga Mexicana del Pacifico – Los Naranjeros de Hermosillo and Águilas de Mexicali.
“The Mexican Pacific League is as popular in Mexico as Major League Baseball is in the U.S., if not more so,” said Don Logan, President and COO, Las Vegas Aviators®. “Constant excitement is the best way to describe the Mexican Baseball Fiesta. The energy of the fans, the music, the food, and fun make this a unique experience for all baseball fans. We encourage everyone to come out for the party.” A “spring training” for teams in the Mexcian Winter Leagues, Mexican Basball Fiesta will feature two of the top teams in the Liga Mexicana del Pacifico this year – Los Naranjeros de Hermosillo and Águilas de Mexicali.
The Águilas de Mexicali boasts past players including Fernando Valenzuela, John Kruk, Mike Piazza, and current Major League Baseball pitcher Jeff Samardzija. Los Naranjeros de Hermosillo has won the league 16 times with notable alums featuring Curt Schilling, Larry Walker and Vinny Castilla. The Pacific League of Mexico was founded in 1945 and plays from October through February. The champion of the league, also referred to as the Winter League of Mexico, plays in the Caribbean World Series. Tickets will go on sale for the general public starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 21. Las Vegas Aviators season ticket holders can purchase tickets starting today. Fans can purchase at the Las Vegas Ballpark box office or through Ticketmaster. Individual game tickets are priced at $11 (general admission/berm); $17 (outfield box); $22 (infield box); $30 (home plate box) and $40 (club level).
Friday, September 20 at 7:05p.m. Hermosillo vs. Mexicali
Saturday, September 21 at 7:05p.m. Mexicali vs. Hermosillo
Las Vegas Ballpark
1650 S. Pavilion Center Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89135
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 (PCL) 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, Las Vegas Ballpark includes 22 suites, club seats, berm seating, party zones and decks, picnic tables, kids’ zone, bars and a pool beyond the outfield wall. 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.
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