The Las Vegas 51s have brought minor league baseball to Southern Nevada since 1983 (though they were originally known as the Las Vegas Stars). Since their arrival in Las Vegas this Triple A team has been an affiliate of the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays, and as of 2012, the New York Mets.
Named after the nearby conspiracy mecca Area 51 which inspired their gray alien mascot and logo. The 51s play at Cashman Field located on the North Las Vegas Strip and their season runs from early April until Early September. Tickets run about $20 and home games can hold just over 9,000 people.
Home games reward fans with exciting promo nights including Fleece Blanket Night, Value Menu Monday where numerous food items cost just a $1, 51s Alien Hat Night, and numerous fireworks nights, including July 4th's Fireworks Extravaganza.
Current and Former MLB Stars Who Played for the Las Vegas 51s.
While Las Vegas lacks a professional sports franchise at least partly due to the city's love of sports gambling, many future MLB players played some of their minor league ball and rehab stints right here in Las Vegas. See the list below and you'll recognize some current and former greats.
Roberto Alomar, Sandy Alomar Jr., Carlos Baerga, Bruce Bochy, Larry Bowa (Manager), Jolbert Cabrera, Chin-Feng Chen, Joey Cora, Andre Eithier, Eric Gagne, Nomar Garciaparra, Ozzy Guillen, Tony Gwynn, Edwin Jackson, Matt Kemp, John Kruk,, Russell Martin, Gary Matthews Jr., Cody Ross, David Ross, Benito Santiago, Shane Victorino, Jayson Werth.
Cashman Field Address and Directions
850 Las Vegas Blvd. North
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Las Vegas 51s Website
From Henderson: Take U.S. 95 North, Exit on Las Vegas Blvd., Turn Right on Las Vegas Blvd., Travel 1/4 mile, Turn right into Cashman Field.
From Summerlin: Take U.S. 95 South, Exit on Las Vegas Blvd., Turn Left on Las Vegas Blvd., Travel 1/4 mile, Turn right into Cashman Field.
From North Las Vegas: Take I-15 South to U.S. 95 South, Exit on Las Vegas Blvd., Turn Left on Las Vegas Blvd., Travel 1/4 mile, Turn right into Cashman Center or Take 1-15 South to Washington Avenue Exit, turn left on Washington, Travel 3/4 mile, Turn right into Cashman Field.
From South on I-15: Take 1-15 South to U.S. 95 East, Exit on Las Vegas Blvd., Turn Left on Las Vegas Blvd., Travel 1/4 mile, Turn right into Cashman Field.