The Las Vegas 51s professional baseball team has begun its final homestand for the 2016 season.
Las Vegas will host the Salt Lake Bees. The first game was Wednesday and the 51s will face the Bees in a 5:05 p.m. double-header (two 7-inning games) on Thursday. The Thursday ganes will be part of Budweiser Dollar Beer Night.
The home season will conclude on Friday-Saturday, August 26-27 at 7:05 p.m. There will be fireworks Friday night and a 51s Elvis-themed Jersey Night on Saturday. The first 2,500 fans through the gates -- open at 6 p.m. -- will receive the Elvis-themed jersey in the final home game of the season.
Following the homestand, the 51s will embark on the final road trip of the season beginning on Monday in El Paso, Texas, against the first-place Chihuahuas. The four-game series will conclude on Thursday, Sept. 1. Las Vegas will then continue the eight-game trip and travel to Salt Lake City, Utah over the Labor Day Weekend to conclude the 2016 campaign. The four-game series against the Bees is from Friday-Monday, September 2-5.
In 64 home game dates, Las Vegas’ total attendance is 304,556 for an average of 4,759.
The season-high “home crowd” was an overflow sellout of 11,726 vs. Tacoma on April 28 for Fireworks/Star Wars Night. Las Vegas recorded its second sellout of the season vs. El Paso on May 13 with an overflow crowd of 11,449 on Fireworks/Hometown Heroes Night. The third sellout was on the 4th of July vs. Salt Lake (10,143) and the fourth sellout was vs. New Orleans on Aug. 13 (10,888) on Back Pack/Kids Night Out.
The Las Vegas franchise has reached the 300,000 plateau in “home” attendance for the 34th consecutive season (1983-2016). The all-time attendance total now stands at 11,282,285.
All 51s games (home and away) are broadcast on MiLB.TV via LV51.com. Tickets can also be found on the website and ticketmaster.com, as well as the box office at Cashman Field.