Las Vegas 51s Tickets Information
The Las Vegas 51s is a minor league baseball team based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas 51s is Triple-A (the highest possible minor level) affiliates of MLB’s Toronto Blue Jays. They play in the Pacific South Division of the Pacific Coast League, one of three operative leagues at this level including the International League and the Mexican League. Their success in their respective league has given them enough cause to stand with pride next to their more illustrious MLB cousins, the ‘Blue Jays’. The team’s consistent showing is hiking up Las Vegas 51s Tickets demand as fans are showing renewed interest.
Although based in Las Vegas, Nevada, the 51s take their name from ‘Area 51’, a supremely secretive military base 80 miles north of Vegas close to the town of Rachel. Area 51 bred multiple conspiracy theories, especially relating to UFOs and experiments conducted on captured aliens. Even the team’s logo and cap insignia carries an “alien” face as a nod to the folklore. ‘Cashman Field’ is the home ballpark. It has been packing to capacity with over 9,300 raucous Las Vegas 51s Ticket holders since 1983 and has hosted three Triple-A World Series. The new ownership, headed by Silver State Baseball Group, LLC , aims to move to a proposed ‘Las Vegas National Sports Center’ soon.
Chris Milam , head of the aforementioned group, is the franchise owner, having purchased it from Stevens Baseball Group in July 2011. Former Cincinnati Reds’ third baseman Marty Brown is in his first year as manager, having earlier been ‘Manager of the Year’ in 2005. The franchise, being the minor league affiliates of the Blue Jays since 2009, are directly in contact with the schools and farm system of the Vegas community, which provides players worthy of roster seats on the MLB every year. Sandy Alomar, Jr., Kevin McReynolds, Tim Pyznarski and Randy Ruiz are former notable alumni of the Las Vegas 51s.
Originally known as ‘Portland Beavers’ (1919-1972) and ‘Spokane Indians’ (1973-1982), the team settled in Las Vegas as ‘the Stars’ in 1983. While part of the Southern Conference till 1997, they won the Division title seven times and the PCL Championship twice (1986 & 1988) defeating the Vancouver Canadians both times, with Alomar and Pyznarski playing starring MVP roles. They were minor affiliates of the ‘San Diego Padres’ then. Since shifting to PCL South, they have won the Division once, in 2002, as affiliates of LA Dodgers. Las Vegas 51s boasts seven PCL MVPs and one PCL Manager of the Year in Brad Mills (2002).
Las Vegas 51s has a vocal fan base, with fan clubs voting for the Mayor’s Trophy winner each year. This year, fans with Las Vegas 51s Tickets are prepared to dig deep and roar the team on as ‘Cosmo’ the mascot jigs around the boundaries.