Cashman Stadium

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Cashman Stadium
Location Las Vegas, NV, United States
Building chronology
Built 1983
9,334 (largest reported baseball crowd: 15,025)
  • Dimensions:
    • Left Field: 323 feet
    • Center Field: 433 feet
    • Right Field: 323 feet

Cashman Stadium was the home of affiliated baseball in Las Vegas, NV from 1983 to 2018. After that, the Las Vegas 51s of the Pacific Coast League moved into a new ballpark in the Howard Hughes Corp.-planned community of Summerlin and changed their nickname to the Las Vegas Aviators.

The facility's name seemed to depend on whether one was looking at stadium signage or team literature. The former Spokane Indians had moved to Vegas in 1983 to become the Las Vegas Stars. Cashman Stadium served double duty in 2018, also hosting the United Soccer League’s Las Vegas Lights FC – who later became the primary tenant. Cashman’s professional baseball history included Big League Weekend, which starting in 1993 brought two Major League teams to town from spring training for two Saturday-Sunday games. The first BLW drew Cashman’s one-gate baseball record, 15,025.

The ballpark was also the first Minor League field to host a Major League opener – and then some: the Raiders' return to the Oakland Coliseum from Los Angeles forced renovations to be undertaken during the gap between the 1995 NFL and the 1996 MLB seasons – a gap that proved too short by six games, forcing the Oakland Athletics to begin the 1996 season in Vegas.