Baseball season in Las Vegas is back! The Las Vegas Aviators®, Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, will open the season in Northern Nevada against the Reno Aces, and return to Las Vegas Ballpark® for their home game debut on Tuesday, April 4 against the Oklahoma City Dodgers, Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The six-game series runs April 4-9.
Las Vegans love their hometown baseball team, so it comes as no surprise that the Aviators lead the league in attendance, often surpassing turnout at some major league parks. Fans love spending a leisurely day or evening at the Las Vegas Ballpark, located a quick 18 minutes from downtown Las Vegas and 21 minutes from the Strip. And who could blame them. Here are a few reasons why Las Vegas baseball fans can’t get enough of their minor league baseball team and a ballpark that has been named three times “Best Triple A Ballpark” in the country by Baseball Digest.
Among the many cool amenities fans enjoy at the Las Vegas Ballpark is a pool that can be rented for use during games. For most fans who opt for one of the 10,000 seats, they stay cool with vented-mesh seating. There’s also the free parking and tickets that start as low as $18 – making the ballpark one of the most affordable family entertainment options in the valley.
No other ballpark offers the fare available at the Las Vegas Ballpark. While hot dogs and beer remain the classic baseball food and beverage of choice, this ballpark offers selections created by some of the city’s top chefs. You can snack on favorites from places like Capriotti’s and Ferraro’s Ristorante while cooling off with Giada’s signature Frosé. Plus, there’s a Hungry Hotshots kids only meal.
Bat dogs, Finn and Lambo, often get the loudest cheers at Las Vegas Ballpark. Finn has been picking up bats since the park’s opening in 2019 while Lambo joined the team in 2022, making the Aviators the first team in professional baseball to have two bat dogs on the field at once. And you can bet that when the crowd isn’t cheering on the players, or bat dogs, they are enjoying the antics of team mascots, Spruce and Aviator, who are always eager to join you in a selfie.
The campy silliness that takes place between innings in minor league baseball is on display on Triple A’s largest score board including dice-tossing, Foosball challenge and a fan favorite, the Dizzy Bat Race, where the participants place their foreheads on bats and spin around a few times. And of course, there is the traditional singing of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” for the seventh inning stretch.
Women rejoice. A women’s room on the first-base side of the concourse has 30 stalls. There are five sets of restrooms in all including a family restroom.
From $2 Beer Nights to bringing your dog out for Bark In The Park, Las Vegas Ballpark’s promotions always succeed in entertaining the crowd. Other 2023 promotions include Puffy Vest Night, Copa de la Diversión and Fireworks Extravaganzas.
Whether it’s date night or a family outing, going to a baseball game makes for fond memories that live a lifetime!
“Taking in an Aviators game at Las Vegas Ballpark is a summer staple for many Las Vegans,” said Shahn Douglas, chief marketing officer for DK Las Vegas, which owns Juhl, the modern loft-style high-rise condominium community that spans an entire city block in downtown Las Vegas. “We have lots of residents, of all ages, at Juhl who enjoy taking in an Aviators game. It’s a perfect place to make new friends, experience great food, and spend a few relaxing hours cheering on the hometown team.”