2016 World Series foes Cubs, Indians to face off in Big League Weekend

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (17) smiles at the end of an inning during an exhibition game against the Cincinnati Reds at Cashman Field on Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. [David Becker/Las Vegas News Bureau]

The Chicago Cubs will make their 14th straight appearance in Las Vegas for the 2018 Big League Weekend at Cashman Field.

The Cubs, featuring Las Vegan Kris Bryant, will take on the Cleveland Indians for a two-game series March 17 and 18.

Game times for the Spring Training series are 4:05 p.m. Saturday, March 17, and 1:05 p.m. on Sunday, March 18.

Game times are subject to change due to television. Big League Weekend ticket packages are available by calling the 51s office at (702) 943-7200.

The Cubs have recorded a total of 20 sellouts over the past 13 seasons (2005-17) for their annual Big League Weekend visits to Cashman Field.

The Cleveland Indians will make their second all-time appearance in Las Vegas for Big League Weekend. Cleveland defeated the Milwaukee Brewers, 13-7, on March 29, 1998, before a sellout crowd of 12,974 at Cashman Field.

Big League Weekend will feature a rematch of the 2016 World Series. The Cubs captured the World Series championship for the first time in 108 years (1908) in a thrilling seven-game series against the Indians.

“We are excited to welcome Major League Baseball back to Las Vegas for the 28th year of Big League Weekend in March 2018,” said Rossi Ralenkotter, president/CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, in a statement. “The Cubs and Indians will provide a great matchup for fans, and Las Vegas will provide a great experience for visitors coming to see the games.”

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