ABOUT BIG LEAGUE WEEKEND

The 2014 NL West Division Champion Los Angeles Dodgers will be the Texas Rangers' opponent in the 2015 edition of H-E-B Big League Weekend. This is the third year for Big League Weekend, a two-game Major League Baseball exhibition hosted at the iconic Alamodome in Downtown San Antonio. The games will be played on Friday, March 20 (7PM) and Saturday, March 21 (1PM).  The Dodgers, who were the Major League affiliate of the Double-A San Antonio Missions for 23 years (1977-2000), have won six World Series titles and 21 National League pennants. Eight Cy Young Award winners have pitched for the Dodgers, winning a total of eleven Cy Young Awards (both MLB records). The team has also produced 12 Rookie of the Year Award winners, including four consecutive from 1979–1982 and five consecutive from 1992–1996, the longest consecutive streaks in Major League Baseball

After winning 90+ games in each of the previous four seasons, injuries derailed the Texas Rangers in 2014 at 67-95.  Despite the 2014 record, the Rangers have the sixth best winning percentage in the majors over the last five years (2010-14) at .539 (437-374) with three postseason appearances, including consecutive American League championships in 2010 and 2011.   Third baseman Adrian Beltre, who played in San Antonio as a Dodgers minor leaguer in 1998, paced the Rangers offense in 2014, finishing third in the American League in on-base percentage (.388) and fourth in batting (.324). Beltre won his fourth Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award while leading the club in nine offensive categories.

Turning the Alamodome into a baseball facility is no easy task. Ryan Sanders Baseball collaborated with AstroTurf to build a 133,000 square-foot custom field for the Alamodome floor. In addition to the turf, 300 cubic yards of dirt is brought in each year for the base around the infield. Custom dugouts, bullpens, netting and walls are also installed.

KINGS OF THE DIAMOND DINNER

Major League Baseball’s all-time strikeout leader and all-time hits leader are together again for the first time in almost 30 years. 

The “Kings of the Diamond” dinner, featuring Nolan Ryan and Pete Rose, takes place on Thursday, March 19 (7PM), at the Marriott Plaza San Antonio. The event, presented by Thomas J. Henry, will benefit ChildSafe.

To purchase a table for the Kings of the Diamond dinner or for more information, contact dinner@bigleagueweekend.com.

*Individual ticket sales to the Kings of the Diamond Dinner are not available at this time.

ENTERTAINMENT

Postgame Shows

Following each game, fans will be invited down onto the field to enjoy a concert in centerfield! This year's artists are Texas Country star Casey Donahew Band and R&B sensation Frankie J.

Friday - Casey Donahew Band
In just over 10 years, The Casey Donahew Band has risen from favorites on the local Texas music scene to a nationally popular touring act that consistently sells out venues across the country. From Red Rocks to their regular stomping ground Billy Bob’s, the band burns up stages of all sizes, serving up its own sizzling brand of alt country to its devoted band of eager fans. Donahew has topped the Texas charts time and again with each single, racking up TEN #1 singles throughout the course of his impressive, self-made career. The band members—all Texas natives—have been bringing their high energy, rowdy sound to the Lone Star State since 2002. Their fourth studio album, Double Wide Dream featured the hit single, “One Star Flag,” which reached the number one spot on Texas Music Chart.

Saturday - Frankie J
After touring with Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias, Frankie J became a Grammy-nominated artist with his latest album, Faith, Hope y Amor. Named one of People Español’s 50 sexiest people, this R&B artist perfectly blends Latin flavor with soulful croons and will bring a beat you just won’t want to miss!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When are the games?

Friday March 20th (7PM) and Saturday March 21st (1PM), 2015.

How much are tickets?

Tickets range from $10 - $99.

Does my child need a ticket?

Children two and under will be admitted without a ticket, provided they sit on an adult's lap.

Where can I purchase tickets?

Friday, March 20, 2015
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Tickets are also available in-person at the Alamodome box office Monday-Friday from 10am - 5pm.

Where can I purchase parking passes?

Friday, March 20, 2015
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Passes are also available in-person at the Alamodome box office Monday-Friday from 10am - 5pm.

How do I print my parking pass?

A hard copy of your parking pass will be mailed to the address you provided during the online order process. You can also take your order to a Ticketmaster outlet and they will print it there.

Which dugout will each team have?

Rangers (first base) Dodgers (third base)

Are there suites available to rent?

Yes! Entertain in style by hosting your group in one of our gameday suites. For more information on suite rentals or other premium seating options email lance@bigleagueweekend.com.

Is there a discount for large groups?

Yes! The only thing better than coming to H-E-B Big League Weekend is coming as a group. Perfect for business or corporate group outings, church groups, school clubs, youth sports teams, large family functions and more! We can accomodate groups of any size with discounted tickets for parties of 20 or more.

Contact Stu Scally at stu@bigleagueweekend.com for pricing and more info.

What time do the parking lots open?

Lots will open four hours before game time each day.

Is tailgating before the game allowed?

Tailgating is permitted in the Alamodome parking lots with a valid Big League Weekend parking pass. Lot B is the main tailgating lot. Vehicles without a Big League Weekend parking pass will not be allowed into the parking lot. A complete list of tailgating rules and regulations can be downloaded here.

What time do doors open?

Doors will open three hours before game time each day. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to watch batting practice, infield workouts and pre-game ceremonies.

Can I bring my camera to the games?

Video cameras and flash cameras are allowed in the Alamodome provided the cameras do not have professional lenses extending over five inches.

PARTNERS

This event could not happen without great partners. For information on how your group or organization can become involved in Big League Weekend e-mail lance@bigleagueweekend.com. Thanks to the following groups and organizations for their help and support:

TRAVEL INFO

VIA Park-N-Ride

Friday, March 20
Service Begins: 5:00PM
Service Ends: 45 minutes after event
Locations: Crossroads and Madla

Saturday, March 21
Service Begins: 10:00AM
Service Ends: 45 minutes after event
Locations: Crossroads and Madla

OUR 2015 HOTEL PARTNERS
Westin Riverwalk
Hyatt Regency
Marriott Plaza

 

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CONTACT US

San Antonio Big League Weekend
100 Montana
San Antonio, Texas 78203
Phone: (210) 229-1847

info@bigleagueweekend.com

 

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