Chance has stolen the hearts of Golden Knights fans, but does he even make the list of the best sports mascots that have called the city home?
Aviators president Don Logan has kept the minor league baseball team afloat while competing with Las Vegas’ other expanding sports and entertainment options.
Derek Stevens owned the 51s for five seasons. He’s bullish on the Athletics in Vegas.
Greg Maddux says an MLB team would follow the popularity of the Raiders, Golden Knights and Aces.
Although not common in MLB, Oakland A’s general manager David Forst said having a club’s Triple-A and major league teams in the same market makes a lot of sense.
“When the Knights came here, they were born here. They’re like a little baby,” Jeff Evtushek said. “These other teams who come here, it’s like adopting a 50-year-old man.”
Rob Manfred also said the Oakland Athletics would field a competitive team if the franchise were to relocate to Las Vegas.
Aviators president Don Logan said the natural grass field at Las Vegas Ballpark couldn’t take the beating of more than 150 games a season if the Athletics also played there.
One of the most frequently asked questions is about the fate of the Aviators — the A’s Triple-A affiliate. A’s President Dave Kaval noted the two teams would coexist in the valley.
Mason Miller’s meteoric rise to the majors was completed after a brief but impressive showing with the Aviators. Miller made his MLB debut Wednesday against the Cubs.
Aviators fans discussed the possible relocation of the Oakland A’s to Las Vegas at the Triple-A team’s home opener Tuesday.
The Aviators will have a mix of players with MLB experience and prospects in the Oakland A’s organization when they open the PCL season Friday at the Reno Aces.
The Aviators begin the Triple-A season with a three-game series at the Reno Aces starting Friday.
Oakland’s offseason trade of budding star catcher Sean Murphy cleared the way for former Aviators standout Shea Langeliers to take over as the Athletics’ everyday catcher.
From an Aces team looking to repeat as WNBA champs to the return of Formula One, Las Vegas will again offer a collection of local sports options.