Summertime means cold drinks, outdoor fun, and America’s favorite pastime; baseball! From the Vegas Golden Knights to the WNBA Aces to the soon-to-be Las Vegas Raiders, our sports scene is pretty legendary. And don’t forget about our local soccer team, the Las Vegas Lights, with Tahiti Village’s Club de Soleil being the official “Home of the Lights.” As such a big-time sports city, of course we have our very own baseball team, the Las Vegas 51s, to cheer on this summer.
There’s a lot going on for this minor-league team as the Las Vegas 51s recently kicked off their 36th season of Triple-A baseball and have games scheduled all the way into September. If you have never visited Cashman Field, this is the summer to do it, as plans for an entirely new Las Vegas 51s stadium is currently underway. If you’re in search of a fun summertime activity, a Las Vegas baseball game in the desert is a great way to spend any evening.
Affordable Vegas Baseball Tickets that Break Bats, Not Banks
Did we mention how affordable spending time in the ballpark is? You can cheer on the Las Vegas 51s for as low as $11 per ticket. Don’t think that automatically means the highest-quality seats in the stadium are ultra-expensive. You can sit in the best seats in the house for only $6 more at the Las Vegas 51s stadium!
While we can’t deny our love for the NHL Golden Knights games held at T-Mobile Arena or our excitement as we anticipate the 2020 arrival of the NFL Las Vegas Raiders, we all know those tickets cost multiples of a Las Vegas 51s game. That means you can become the newest regular at Cashman Field without breaking the bank, which is a good thing seeing that you’ll be planning your next ticket purchase before your first game is even finished.
As if the surprisingly affordable ticket prices weren’t enough, the Las Vegas 51s also have a long list of baseball game promotions throughout the summer. Cashman Field offers discounted concessions at every Monday home game, Budweiser Dollar Beer Night every Thursday, and even fun giveaway games sprinkled throughout the season to show appreciation for such loyal Las Vegas baseball fans.
Watch Talented 51s Baseball Players Thrive
If you find yourself assuming that such low ticket prices must reflect the value of the game being played on the field, think again. Triple-A Baseball is only one level below the major leagues and is full of talented players. The Las Vegas 51s are actually the minor-league affiliate team of the well-known New York Mets, so players on the 51s are frequently directly sent to the major-league. Minor-league baseball is also used as a gateway back into the major-league for players who have lost time in the sport while undergoing injury rehabilitation.
Las Vegas Baseball is Moving Onward and Upward
There are many new things to come for the Las Vegas 51s after the 2018 Las Vegas baseball season. This season will be the team’s last in their home at Cashman Field while the new Las Vegas 51s stadium is currently under construction in Downtown Summerlin. The entire community is anticipating the new 10,000-seat ballpark, which is a $150 million project.
Not only will the team call the new stadium home in the 2019 season, Las Vegas baseball is also going through a huge rebranding process and will have a new team name and major-league affiliation. The purpose of the team’s rebranding is to further connect with the local Las Vegas community. The organization even held a team-naming contest back in the spring and received more than 2,500 entries from excited Las Vegas baseball fans. The team is looking to be creative with their new team name and proudly want it to represent their unique home.
The five-year contract with the New York Mets ends after this year as well, and with so many upgrades we expect the team to be highly sought after by major-league franchises. Towards the end of the season, around mid-September, is when we’ll find out about the Las Vegas 51s’ new major-league affiliation. But until then, cheer on the Las Vegas 51s all summer long and catch the Friday Night Fireworks every week! Take me out to the ball game!