Cashman Field

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Cashman Field
Cashman Field.jpg
Location 850 North Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101 USA
Coordinates 36°10′46.8″N 115°07′47.9″W / 36.179667°N 115.129972°W / 36.179667; -115.129972Coordinates: 36°10′46.8″N 115°07′47.9″W / 36.179667°N 115.129972°W / 36.179667; -115.129972
Broke ground April 1981[1]
Opened April 1, 1983[2]
Owner Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Operator Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Surface Grass
Construction cost $26 million[3]
($61.6 million in 2014 dollars[4])
Architect Tate & Snyder[5]
R. Gary Allen Design Architects[6]
Structural engineer John A. Martin & Associates[7]
General contractor Mardian Construction Co.[3]
Capacity 9,334 (12,500 with standing room + berm)
Field dimensions Left Field - 328 ft
Center Field - 433 ft
Right Field - 323 ft
Tenants
Las Vegas 51s (PCL) (1983-present)

Cashman Field is a stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada owned and operated by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Its primary use is for baseball, and is the home field of the Las Vegas 51s Triple-A minor league baseball team, an affiliate of the New York Mets. Cashman Field opened in 1983 and has a maximum capacity of 9,334. It was named for James "Big Jim" Cashman and his family, who have been Las Vegas entrepreneurs for several generations.

The field is adjacent to Cashman Center, an exhibit hall and theater, operated by the Convention and Visitors Authority.

Cashman Field was featured as a landmark in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, in the city of "Las Venturas".

Major League Baseball Usage[edit]

The facility saw its first professional baseball game on April 1, 1983, when the San Diego Padres faced the Seattle Mariners in front of 13,878 fans. The Cashman Field attendance record of 15,025 was set on April 3, 1993, for a game between the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs. The stadium hosted Oakland Athletics home games for the first part of the 1996 season due to renovations taking place at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. In addition to AAA baseball, Cashman Field hosts at least one Major League Baseball spring training game annually. The Los Angeles Dodgers made three straight Cashman Field appearances from 2001–2003 and returned in 2006 and 2010. In 2005, the Cubs and Mariners played two games to celebrate the Las Vegas Centennial (1905-2005). The Cubs made six straight appearances (2005 through 2010).[8] The 2013 games, dubbed Major League Weekend, featured two games between the Chicago Cubs and the Texas Rangers.

Cashman Field has been suggested as a temporary stadium in the city's efforts to woo either a Major League Baseball expansion team, or an existing team desiring to move. The stadium would serve as home field until a permanent facility could be built. It had come up in the city's talks to lure the former Montreal Expos, Florida Marlins, and Oakland Athletics. However, the park would need considerable expansion, particularly in seating capacity, in order to host a team. The substantial costs which would be incurred in expansion and construction of a new stadium, as well as MLB concerns over Las Vegas's legalized gambling, have so far kept the city's proposals from achieving success.

Other Events[edit]

Cashman Field was home to the Triple-A World Series from 1998 until 2000.

Cashman Field was also considered as the home stadium for the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League starting in 2011; however, the team remained at Sam Boyd Stadium in Whitney for that season's only home game. The team again announced negotiations with Cashman for the 2012 season but decided again to remain at Boyd for at least the first two games of the season.[9] (The league ceased operations before the other two home games of the season, which Boyd had not yet agreed to host, could take place.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UNLV Photo Collections Record". University of Nevada–Las Vegas. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Las Vegas' Cashman Field". Zvents. Retrieved September 22, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Firm to Build Sports Complex". The Vindicator (Youngstown, OH). March 14, 1982. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 
  4. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  5. ^ "Awards". Tate Snyder Kimsey Architects. Retrieved August 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Rob Quigley Wins 3 of 8 Top Awards". Los Angeles Times. July 1, 1984. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Sports & Entertainment". John A. Martin & Associates. Retrieved July 1, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Cashman Field". Minor League Baseball. November 3, 2005. Retrieved August 11, 2013. 
  9. ^ Carp, Steve (August 2, 2012). "Home Field in Question for Locos". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved August 11, 2013. 

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Events and tenants
Preceded by
First Stadium
Home of the
Las Vegas 51s

1983 – present
Succeeded by
current