|Location||850 North Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101 USA
|Broke ground||April 1981|
|Opened||April 1, 1983|
|Owner||Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority|
|Operator||Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority|
|Construction cost||$26 million
($59.9 million in 2013 dollars)
|Architect||Tate & Snyder
R. Gary Allen Design Architects
|Structural engineer||John A. Martin & Associates|
|General contractor||Mardian Construction Co.|
|Capacity||9,334 (12,500 with standing room + berm)|
|Field dimensions||Left Field - 328 ft
Center Field - 433 ft
Right Field - 323 ft
|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
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 2001–03 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). 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.
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.[verification needed]
- UNLV Photo Collections Record
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- Awards | Tate Snyder Kimsey Architects
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- John A. Martin & Associates - Sports & Entertainment
- Cashman Field - Las Vegas 51s
|Events and tenants|
|Home of the
Las Vegas 51s
1983 – present