Cubs, A’s in Vegas

Nov 13, 2019 3:00 AM

Las Vegas Big League Weekend is back. 

After a year’s hiatus due to construction deadlines and completion of the Las Vegas Ballpark for the PCL season which began in April, Big League Weekend returns with two separate events.

The Cleveland Indians will face the Oakland Athletics on Saturday-Sunday, February 29–March 1. Game times for the Spring Training series are at 1:05 p.m. PT.

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The following weekend (March 7-8), the Cincinnati Reds will meet the Chicago Cubs in a two-game series. Both games will start at 1:05 p.m. PT. Times are subject to change due to TV.

Big League Weekend ticket packages are available by calling the Las Vegas Aviators office at 702-939-7200.

“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.

 “We welcome our major league affiliate, the Oakland Athletics, who will face Cleveland, and the Cubs will be making their 18th all-time appearance in Las Vegas against the Reds. Las Vegas Ballpark will provide an outstanding atmosphere and environment for Big League Weekend. 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.”

Cleveland will make its third all-time appearance (1998, 2018) in Las Vegas for Big League Weekend. The 2018 BLW featured a rematch of the 2016 World Series when the Cubs captured the world championship for the first time in then-108 years (1908) in a thrilling seven-game series against the Indians.

Oakland will make its sixth all-time appearance to Las Vegas (1994, 1997, 2000, 2015). The Athletics also played the first six games of the 1996 Major League Baseball season (April 1, 3-7) at Cashman Field due to construction delays in their home stadium. The games marked the first time ever that an MLB season opener was held at a minor league park.

The A’s last appearance was in 2015 in a two-game series against Chicago. The Cubs defeated the A’s twice: 5-3 on March 13, 2015 before a crowd of 8,007 at Cashman Field and 3-1 on March 14, 2015 before a sellout crowd of 10,375.

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