Big League Weekend returns to Las Vegas

Posted at 11:32 AM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2020-03-01 17:52:27-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Big League Weekend will return to the Las Vegas valley in 2020.

The Major League Baseball Spring Training series will take place for the first time at the Las Vegas Ballpark after the popular event took a year off for the stadium transition.

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Opening weekend will have the Cleveland Indians taking on the Oakland Athletics Feb. 29 – March 1 with games starting at 1:05 p.m.

The second weekend features the Cincinnati Reds facing the Chicago Cubs from March 7-8 at 1:05 p.m.

Ticket packages are currently on sale, according to Las Vegas Ballpark's representatives, with single-game tickets becoming available early next year.

"We are excited to welcome back Big League Weekend to Las Vegas Ballpark," Aviators President/COO Don Logan said. "This year will feature four great teams over two weekends of Major League Baseball for a total of four games.

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This will be the Indians third appearance (1998, 2018) in Las Vegas for Big League Weekend with Oakland making its sixth all-time appearance (1994, 1997, 2000, 2015).

While the Cubs return to Las Vegas for their 18th all-time appearance for Big League Weekend (1993, 1994, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018).

The Cubs have recorded a total of 22 sellouts over 14 seasons (2005-18) in their annual Big League Weekend visits to Cashman Field.

“The fans, both locally and the tourists that visit during this event, will have a memorable time. The Cubs continue to have such a tremendous nationwide fan-base and Las Vegas has become a ‘second’ Spring Training home for them,” Logan said.

Ticket packages for the games can be purchased by calling the Aviators office at 702-939-7200.