Las Vegas 51s now a New York Mets affiliate
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Las Vegas 51s minor league baseball team is now an affiliate of the New York Mets.
The 51s announced Monday the team signed a two-year contract to be the Mets' new Triple-A affiliate.
The new contract will run through at least the 2014 season.
“We are looking forward to working with the New York Mets as our new affiliate,” 51s General Manager Chuck Johnson said. “The Mets will continue to provide quality players for us on the field that our fans will enjoy watching play. We are also excited to have the New York “brand” in the Las Vegas market.
Team management said they plan to continue to provide affordable tickets and promotional nights.
The 51s were most recently a Toronto Blue Jays affiliate. The transition marks the fourth MLB affiliation for the franchise in their 30-year history with the Pacific Coast League.
Games are played at Cashman Field in downtown Las Vegas.