For the last 12 seasons, the Cubs have played a pair of exhibition games at Cashman Field in Las Vegas, against various opponents. This past spring, they played two games there vs. the Mets, who are the big-league affiliate of the local Triple-A team, the Las Vegas 51s.
Thursday, the 51s and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced the Cubs will once again visit Vegas in March 2017:
Game times for the Spring Training two-game series are TBA (due to television) and Big League Weekend ticket packages are available NOW by calling the 51s office at (702) 943-7200.
The Cubs have recorded a total of 18 sellouts over the past 12 seasons (2005-16) for their annual Big League Weekend visits to Cashman Field.
In 2016, the Cubs total attendance for the Big League Weekend two-day event was 22,020. The Cubs defeated the 2015 National League Champion New York Mets, 5-1, on March 31 before a sellout crowd of 11,025. The Mets then defeated the Cubs, 8-1, on April 1 before another sellout crowd of 10,995.
The rest of the Cubs’ spring-training schedule is expected to be announced within the next week or so. With the Cubs heading to Vegas as defending World Series champions, this annual event should be a popular one, even though ticket prices are often fairly high (in past years they have been as high as $50, for what amounts to a split-squad exhibition game).