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Autumn is upon us. The days are getting shorter, the weather gets a little chilly (even in Las Vegas) and holiday commercials begin taking over the television. Baseball fans, however, can begin thinking ahead to spring 2015. Next year’s edition of a spring tradition in Las Vegas, Big League Weekend, was just announced.
It’s not even winter, but we received the first sign that spring is around the corner!
Big League Weekend will return to Las Vegas in March for the 30th year. Big League Weekend happens annually when the Chicago Cubs take a break from MLB spring training in Arizona. Next year's games will take place March 15-16 at Cashman Field which is home to the Las Vegas 51s.
The Chicago Cubs have a tradition of taking a break from spring training in Arizona to come to Las Vegas for a weekend. The 9th consecutive appearance in Las Vegas by the Cubs a.k.a. Big League Weekend takes place March 16-17. This year's Big League Weekend will feature two games featuring the Cubs against the Texas Rangers.
Big League Weekend takes place at Cashman Field which is home to the Las Vegas 51s, now a New York Mets affiliate. Game times are still TBA due to television, but should take place early afternoon to avoid chillier weather when the sun goes down. Both games will have split-squads as is often the case with spring training games.