Full Sportscast: Golden Knights to hold fan event, 51s could become "Aviators"
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) —
The Las Vegas 51s are in their final season as the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets.
The Mets, preferring proximity, are moving their minor league team to Syracuse.
Meanwhile, the 51s organization is looking for a new minor league team to play in the under construction "Las Vegas Ballpark," which is set to open next season in Downtown Summerlin.
On Monday, the 51s linked the ballpark's "construction cam" to their website to let fans follow its progress.
Team executives say mid-September is when we'll learn which Major League Baseball team will house its Triple-A team in Las Vegas for the 2019 season.
Possibilities include the Washington Nationals, Oakland A's and Milwaukee Brewers.
The 51s will also be changing their name and logo.
They've asked for community input and Monday confirmed that "Aviators" is among the names with the most fan submissions.
As such, the organization has filed trademark applications for the name.
The team snapped a three-game losing skid Monday night, beating Round Rock 6-1 at Cashman Field.
They embark on a seven-game road trip and return home to face rival Reno on June 21st.
June 13th, this Wednesday, is when the Vegas Golden Knights are holding a fan appreciation event following their phenomenal, inaugural season.
The "Stick Salute to Vegas and Our Fans" takes place on the 3rd Street Stage at the Fremont Street Experience from 5:30 to 7 pm.
It will feature special appearances by select players and performances from the Knight Line.
The Golden Knights announcing that Monday as well as the signing of forward Stefan Matteau.
The 24-year-old signed a one-year deal worth $650,000 with the Golden Knights and $110,000 with the Golden Knights' AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.
The latter is where Matteau spent most of this past season, finishing with 27 points in 60 games.
In eight games with Vegas, he recorded one assist against Minnesota.
Raiders defensive end, Khalil Mack, is reportedly waiting to sign a lucrative contract extension before he attends a mandatory mini-camp which starts Tuesday.
That's according to the sources of NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
The 2016 NFL Defensive Player of the Year is entering the final year of his rookie deal and is set to make about $13.8 million this season.
However, according to the NFL Network's Steve Wyche, Mack is seeking a deal with more than $65 million in guaranteed money.