Updated May 3, 2022 - 10:57 am
Las Vegas Ballpark will host Triple-A Championship Weekend this fall, Minor League Baseball announced Tuesday. The event is scheduled for Sept. 30 to Oct. 2.
The divisional winners in the Pacific Coast League will meet Sept. 30 at 7:05 p.m., and the International League divisional winners meet the following day at 6:05 p.m. Then on Oct. 2 at 4:05 p.m., the PCL and International League champions play each other for the Triple-A title.
“We’re very excited to host the Triple-A Triple Championship weekend as Las Vegas Ballpark was built to host events like this,” Aviators president Don Logan said in a statement. “It will be great to bring our Triple-A brethren together and crown a champion in this new and exciting format.”
Las Vegas was scheduled to host the 2020 Triple-A National Championship Game, but the COVID-19 pandemic wiped out the season. That was supposed to be a one-game event.
This new format creates more a final four atmosphere.
“This new playoff system to determine an overall champion will create an exciting finish to the Triple-A season,” Morgan Sword, Major League Baseball’s executive vice president of baseball operations, said in a statement. “We appreciate the Las Vegas Aviators hosting this inaugural event, and we look forward to an exciting weekend of championship-caliber baseball at one of MiLB’s premier ballparks.”