(Las Vegas, NV) – June 29, 2022 – The Las Vegas Aviators® professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League, Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, will host the Round Rock Express, Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, in a three-game series from Friday-Saturday-Sunday, July 1-2-3 at Las Vegas Ballpark®. The first two games of the series will begin at 7:05 p.m. and Sunday, July 3 will have a special start time of 6:05 p.m.
The Aviators, 42-30, 2nd best record in the PCL; 1st place in the West Division, under manager Fran Riordan, are playing a six-game home-and-home series with the Round Rock Express. The three-game series in Round Rock, Texas will conclude on Thursday, June 30. The two teams will then resume the series in Las Vegas.
The 2022 season will feature six-game series against opponents from Tuesday-Sunday and off days on Monday (with three road exceptions on July 4, August 15, September 26) for a total of 150 games (75-home; 75-away).
The Aviators are in their 40th calendar season of professional baseball in the Silver State and have the proud distinction of being the longest enduring franchise in the history of professional sports in the state of Nevada.
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE: The Pacific Coast League (118 years, 1903-2020, 2022 - ) will consist of two divisions for a total of 10 teams. West Division: Las Vegas Aviators, Reno Aces, Sacramento River Cats, Salt Lake Bees, Tacoma Rainiers; East Division: Albuquerque Isotopes, El Paso Chihuahuas, Oklahoma City Dodgers, Round Rock Express, Sugar Land Space Cowboys.
Friday, July 1: Tom Cruise Top Gun Night/*Top Gun Maverick T-Shirt
Saturday, July 2: Post-Game Fireworks
Sunday, July 3: Post-Game Fireworks Extravaganza (first pitch at 6:05 p.m.)
*first 2,000 fans through the gates
2022 LAS VEGAS BALLPARK ATTENDANCE: In 39 dates, Las Vegas total is 272,698 (leads PCL) for an average of 6,992 with seven sellouts. The all-time attendance total now stands at 13,353,012. The Las Vegas franchise has reached the 300,000 mark in “home” attendance in all 38 seasons (1983-2019, 2021).
The Las Vegas Ballpark regular season attendance total over three seasons (2019, 2021 -) is 1,352,001, which includes 60 sellouts. In 36 seasons at Cashman Field (1983-2018), the attendance total was 12,001,011.
Triple-A Attendance Leaderboard:
292,496 (40 dates, 7,312 average): Worcester Red Sox, Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, International League
278,738 (36 dates, 7,743 average): Nashville Sounds, Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, International League
272,698 (39 dates, 6,992 average): Las Vegas Aviators
AVIATORS TICKET INFORMATION: Individual game tickets are on sale through aviatorslv.com and the Las Vegas Ballpark Box Office.
BOX OFFICE HOURS:
Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday from noon – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday 12:05 p.m. games (September 18 & 25) from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sunday 7:05 p.m. games (July 3 at 6:05 p.m.; July 17; August 7, 21, 28) from noon – 9:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday – Closed
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and ADA accessible seats will also be available to purchase at the box office and through ticketmaster.com.
The Aviators will also be offering a military discount (active duty and retired) of $5.00 off each ticket purchased and is available through GovX.com or at the box office.
The individual game tickets for the 75-game home season are subject to availability and dynamic pricing.
Tickets starting at:
Home Plate Diamond: $50.00 + Fees
Home Plate Prime: $45.00 + Fees
Home Plate Box: $37.00 + Fees
Dugout Prime: $29.00 + Fees
Dugout Box: $25.00 + Fees
Outfield Box: $18.00 + Fees
Corners: $25.00 + Fees
Home Run Porch: $25.00 + Fees
Berm/Standing Room Only: $13.00 + Fees
Club Prime: $55.00 + Fees
Club Box: $50.00 + Fees
Pricing is subject to change
Round Rocks’ roster features one of the top 10 prospects in the Rangers organization, according to Baseball America: right-handed pitcher Cole Winn (No. 3). Bill Simas, Express pitching coach, was a right-handed pitcher with the Las Vegas 51s (Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers) in 2003.
Following the homestand, the Aviators will embark on a six-game road to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to face the Dodgers, Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, from Monday-Saturday, July 4-9. Oklahoma City has the best record in the 10-team PCL at 46-27 (.630).
Aviators on Radio in 2022: Russ Langer will broadcast the 150 games on Raider Nation Radio 920 AM and on www.aviatorslv.com. Langer is in his 22nd season broadcasting baseball to the Las Vegas Valley and 35th year overall in the business. Over his career, Langer has received numerous awards, including being named 1993 Minor League Broadcaster of the Year by the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues. In 1995 and 2016, he broadcast the Triple-A All-Star game; in 1999, he was named the New Mexico Sportscaster of the Year; and in 2002, he was named Minor League Broadcaster of the Year by Minor League News.com. Langer also is a 11-time recipient (seven consecutive years from 2007-13) of the Nevada Sportscaster of the Year award (2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2021), which is presented by the National Sports Media Association (NSMA). In 2021, Langer also completed his 10th season as the radio play-by-play voice for the UNLV football team on the UNLV Sports Properties/ Learfield Network.
Matt Neverett will also serve as the play-by-play voice for home games and selected road games.
All Aviators games (home & away) will also be broadcast on MiLB.TV via aviatorslv.com.
2022 Las Vegas Aviators season tickets, including suites and party decks are available by calling the Aviators administrative offices at (702) 943-7200.
Official licensed Aviators team merchandise is available on the “Team Shop” section of the website at www.aviatorslv.com.
About Las Vegas Aviators®
The Las Vegas Aviators® have the proud distinction of being the longest enduring franchise in the history of professional sports in the state of Nevada. The 2021 campaign marked the 39th calendar season in the Silver State as a proud member of Triple-A professional baseball of the Pacific Coast League and the second season in Las Vegas Ballpark (8,196). The Aviators led all minor league baseball in 2019 attendance with a total of 650,934 for an average of 9,299. Las Vegas recorded 47 sellouts and 23 crowds of 10,000+. In 2021, Las Vegas led Triple-A West in home attendance with a total of 428,369 for an average of 6,590.
The Aviators were the recipient of the 2021 Baseball America Triple-A Freitas Award, given to the organization of the year at each level of the Minor Leagues.
The Stars (1983-2000)/51s (2001-18)/Aviators (2019 - present) have reached the 300,000 mark in “home” attendance in all 38 seasons (36 seasons at Cashman Field, 1983-2018; Las Vegas Ballpark, 2019, 2021). The Aviators also completed their second season as the Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics and the franchise won the PCL championship in 1986 and 1988.
About Las Vegas Ballpark®
Las Vegas Ballpark®, located on eight acres in Downtown Summerlin® just south of City National Arena – practice facility for the Vegas Golden Knights, is the home of the Las Vegas Aviators®, the city's professional Triple-A baseball team of the Pacific Coast League and affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. The team is wholly owned by The Howard Hughes Corporation®, developer of the award-winning master-planned community of Summerlin® and developer of Las Vegas Ballpark. With a wide range of seating options including 22 suites, club seats, berm seating, party zones and decks, picnic tables, kids' zone, bars and a pool beyond the outfield wall, Las Vegas Ballpark boasts a capacity of 8,196. Designed to host a variety of events in addition to baseball, the site is landscaped to complement the surrounding master-planned community. The site is easily accessed from all regions of the valley via the 215 Beltway. For more on Las Vegas Ballpark, visit www.thelvballpark.com.
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