2020 Big League Weekend will feature two weekends of Major League Spring Training games.
LAS VEGAS (January 7, 2020): The Las Vegas Aviators® professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics and 2019 Pacific Southern Division Champions, announced today that individual game tickets for the 2020 Big League Weekend featuring “two weekends” of Major League Baseball exhibition games featuring the Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics (Saturday-Sunday, February 29 – March 1 at 1:05 p.m., PT) & Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs (Saturday-Sunday, March 7-8 at 1:05 p.m., PT) will go on sale on Monday, January 13 at noon at Las Vegas Ballpark® Box Office and also through Ticketmaster (1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com).
Big League Weekend ticket prices range from $55 to $105 and all-inclusive VIP hospitality packages starting at $180 per ticket (includes ticket, food, beer, wine) are available. For further information, call the Aviators office at (702) 939-7200.
Las Vegas Big League Weekend is back! In 2019, BLW took a one-year hiatus due to construction deadlines and completion of the Las Vegas Ballpark for the PCL season which began in April.
“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 their third all-time appearance (1998, 2018) in Las Vegas for Big League Weekend. 2018 BLW featured a rematch of the 2016 World Series. The Cubs captured the World Series championship for the first time in then-108 years (1908) in a thrilling seven-game series against the Indians.
The Cubs defeated the Indians, 11-4, on March 17, 2018 before a sellout crowd of 10,651 at Cashman Field. The Indians then defeated the Cubs, 11-4, on March 18, 2018 before a sellout crowd of 10,774.
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.
The Cubs will be returning 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). Chicago also made 14 straight appearances to Cashman Field from 2005-18.
The Cubs recorded a total of 22 sellouts over 14 seasons (2005-18) for their annual Big League Weekend visits to Cashman Field.
Cincinnati will be making its fourth all-time appearance for Big League Weekend (2010, 2011, 2017). The Reds’ last appearance was in 2017 with a two-game series against the Cubs at Cashman Field. Chicago defeated Cincinnati twice: 11-7 on March 25 before a sellout crowd of 11,455 and 22-4 on March 26 before another sellout crowd of 11,285.
The Aviators will open their 38th campaign in the Silver State in both the season and home opener on Thursday, April 9 against the Albuquerque Isotopes, Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, at Las Vegas Ballpark®.