The Cincinnati Reds will be leaving the state of Arizona for a part of spring training once again in 2020. No, they aren’t going back to Florida even though I know many of you would absolutely love to see it. They are, however, returning to Las Vegas to play two games against the Chicago Cubs. The two National League Central foes will face off on March 7th and March 8th. The Reds already have games scheduled both days in Arizona, so it appears that they will be split-squad games. On Saturday the 7th they will also be playing on the road in Arizona against Kansas City. Sunday the 8th has them hosting the Angels (also playing with a split-squad) in Goodyear.

This is not the first time that the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs will face off in spring training out in Las Vegas. They did so back in 2011. And they did so again back in 2017 as well. It will be a little bit different this year, though. There’s a brand new ballpark in Las Vegas where the Triple-A Las Vegas Aviators play. It opened up in 2019 and won the Ballpark Digest best Triple-A park award.

Assuming you aren’t a coward like myself and don’t mind getting on planes, this could be a cheaper option to take in some Cincinnati Reds spring training. Flights to Las Vegas are almost always cheaper than everywhere else in the country. The park is 11 miles from the Las Vegas strip, but the Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa is literally right across the street if that is your kind of thing. Red Rock Canyon is only three miles away, too – if that is also your kind of thing.

4 Responses

  1. Colorado Red

    Doug,
    Flying to Las Vegas is safer then driving,
    Statistics do not lie (much)

    • Doug Gray

      But crashing in a car is far safer than crashing in a plane – and that’s the issue.

      • AirborneJayJay

        Most crashes happen either after takeoff or on approah/landing. Just survive takeoff then you could always jump out over Vegas. Maybe even with the Flying Elvis’s.