Vamos a Tucson Mexican Baseball Fiesta Kino Sports Complex
Coming in October 2018!
The seventh annual Vamos a Tucson Mexican Baseball Fiesta presented by Vantage West, Cox Communications, and Visit Tucson took place on October 5-8, 2017 at Kino Stadium in Kino Sports Complex. This tournament of double-header baseball games features favorite teams from the Mexican Pacific League (Liga Mexicana Del Pacifico-LMP) and top Major League Baseball (MLB) prospects; in 2017 players from the Cincinnati Reds Future Stars played.
Box seats - To be announced
General admission (Adult) - To be announced
Children 6-16, Seniors (55+), Military (with ID) - To be announced
Purchase tickets online at: www.MexicanBaseballFiesta.com
Purchase tickets in person at: Kino Stadium Box Office, Kino Sports Complex
2500 E. Ajo Way, Tucson AZ 85713 (Complex Map / Directions)
Telephone: (520) 222-1008
Box Office Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday
Clear Bag Policy:
Vamos at Tucson Mexican Baseball Fiesta enforces the clear bag policy set by Kino Sports Complex. The policy limits the size and type of bag that may be brought into the venue. The following are acceptable bags: A bag that is clear plastic or vinyl and does not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”; a one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar); a small clutch bag, no larger than 4.5” x 6.5” (after being searched); exceptions will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection, including but not limited to oxygen tanks, diabetes kits, allergy pens, etc.
For more information:
Visit MexicanBaseballFiesta.com; on Facebook at Mexican Baseball Fiesta; on Twitter at @MexBaseballFsta in English, @MexBeisbolFsta, in Spanish; or telephone, 520-954-8803.
2017 Tournament Schedule:
All Tucson games are double-headers played at Kino Stadium - one ticket is good for both games each day. The popular games between Naranjeros de Hermosillo and Yaquis de Obregón, which have drawn in excess of 5,000 fans every year, are scheduled for the second game of the doubleheaders on both Friday and Saturday.
Wednesday, Oct. 4 - Nogales, AZ - Start 7:30 p.m.
- Yaquis de Obregón vs. Aguilas de Mexicali
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 - Start 5:30 p.m.
Thirsty Thursday - $1 beer all first game
Game 1 – Yaquis de Obregón vs. Aguilas de Mexicali
Game 2 – Naranjeros de Hermosillo vs. Cincinnati Reds Future Stars
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 - Start 5:30 p.m.
Game 1 – Aguilas de Mexicali vs. Cincinnati Reds Future Stars
Game 2 – Naranjeros de Hermosillo vs. Yaquis de Obregón
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 - Start 5:30 p.m.
Game 1 Cañeros de Los Mochis vs. Aguilas de Mexicali
Game 2 Naranjeros de Hermosillo vs. Yaquis de Obregón
Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 - Start 3 p.m.
Family Day - $10 vouchers available at Vantage West Credit Union locations.
Game 1 Cañeros de Los Mochis vs. Yaquis de Obregón
Game 2 Naranjeros de Hermosillo vs. Aguilas de Mexicali
2017 Tournament Results:
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017
Game 1 Final scores: Yaquis de Obregón - 9, Aguilas de Mexicali - 1
Game 2 Final scores: Cincinnati Reds Future Stars - 5, Naranjeros de Hermosillo - 3
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
Game 1 Final scores: Aguilas de Mexicali - 4, Cincinnati Reds Future Stars -3
Game 2 Final scores: Naranjeros de Hermosillo - 7, Yaquis de Obregón - 1
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017
Game 1 Final scores: Cañeros de Los Mochis 7, Águilas de Mexicali 3
Game 2 Final scores: Yaquis de Obregón 9, Naranjeros de Hermosillo 3 (with crowd of over 6,000 fans)
Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017
Game 1 Final scores: Aguilas de Mexicali - 15, Yaquis de Obregón - 5
Game 2 Final scores: Naranjeros de Hermosillo -7, Cañeros de Los Mochis - 2
Mexican Pacific League-Participating Teams:
Naranjeros de Hermosillo
The team based in the capital of Sonora has a great following and strong attendance. The Naranjeros de Hermosillo are one of the most popular and successful teams in the Mexican Pacific League. The Naranjeros won the Caribbean Series title in 2014. They became the first Mexican team to win the Caribbean Series after winning the title in 1976. Former Hermosillo players include Curt Schilling, Larry Walker, Fernando Valenzuela, Erubiel Durazo and Vinny Castilla.
Yaquis de Ciudad Obregón
The team from Obregon had won three Mexican Pacific League Championships in a row from 2010 - 2012, giving the team seven in club history. They also won the Caribbean Series in 2011 and 2012. Games between the Naranjeros and Yaquis are considered as some of the best matchups in the league, due to the long rivalry between both teams. Former Obregon players include Kansas City Royals pitcher Joakim Soria, former Baltimore Orioles pitcher Luis Ayala.
Cañeros de Los Mochis
Cañeros de Los Mochis play in the state of Sinaloa. The Cañeros won the league championship in 1984 and 2003. Luis Sojo will manage the team for the third year. Notable players from the Cañeros include Aurelio Rodriguez, Mike Cameron, former Tucson Toros P Bronswell Patrick, Tucsonan Ed Vosberg, and Juan Castro.
Agulias de Mexicali
Agulias de Mexicali play in the Capital of Baja California. Mexicali was the LMP league champion last season. The team has a history of playing against Arizona teams, when in the 50s it played against the Tucson Cowboys in the Arizona-Mexico League. The Aguilas won the league championship in 1986, 1989, 1999 and 2016. The team also won the 1986 Caribbean Series. Former Mexicali players include Mike Piazza, John Kruk and Rudy Seanez.
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