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December 14, 2018

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1st game at new Las Vegas Ballpark set for April 9

Las Vegas 51s Beat Reno Aces 5-3

Steve Marcus

Las Vegas 51s pitcher Matt Purke throws against the Reno Aces at Cashman Field Thursday, June 21, 2018. The 51s beat the Aces 5-3.

Las Vegas’ minor league baseball team has set a date for the first game in its new Las Vegas Ballpark in Downtown Summerlin.

The team will christen the $150 million ballpark — under construction on Pavilion Center Drive near Charleston Boulevard — on April 9 against the Sacramento River Cats.

By then the Las Vegas 51s will have a new team name and MLB affiliation. They will open up the 2019 home slate with a seven-game homestand against Sacramento (April 9-11) and the Fresno Grizzlies (April 12-15).

There will be 70 home games next season, and fans can reserve season tickets by clicking here and making a deposit of $100 per seat.

The full home schedule:

• April 9-11 vs. Sacramento River Cats

• April 12-15 vs. Fresno Grizzlies

• April 24-28 vs. El Paso Chihuahuas

• May 3-6 vs. Fresno Grizzlies

• May 7-10 vs. Salt Lake Bees

• May 11-14 vs. Tacoma Rainiers

• May 21-24 vs. Albuquerque Isotopes

• June 4-6 vs. Round Rock Express

• June 7-10 vs. San Antonio Missions

• June 20-24 vs. Sacramento River Cats

• June 29 – July 3 vs. Reno Aces

• July 11-14 vs. Salt Lake Bees

• July 23-25 vs. El Paso Chihuahuas

• July 30 – Aug. 1 vs. New Orleans Baby Cakes

• Aug. 2-5 vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers

• Aug.15-18 vs. Albuquerque Isotopes

• Aug. 19-21 vs. Reno Aces

• Aug. 30 – Sept. 2 vs. Tacoma Rainiers