Minor League Baseball has introduced an exciting new format to crown a champion over three days in Las Vegas this fall.
The inaugural Triple-A Triple Championship weekend will take place September 30–October 2, 2022, at the new Las Vegas Ballpark in Summerlin, Nevada.
The three-game series will begin with the division winners of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League squaring off for the league championship on September 30 at 7:05 p.m. PT. On Octobert 1, the International League division winners will clash to determine the IL champion at 6:05 p.m. PT. The two league champions will then meet on October 2 at 4:05 p.m. PT to determine the overall Triple-A champion.
“This new playoff system to determine an overall champion will create an exciting finish to the Triple-A season,” said Morgan Sword, major league baseball’s executive vice president, baseball operations. “We appreciate the Las Vegas Aviators hosting this inaugural event and we look forward to an exciting weekend of championship-caliber baseball at one of MiLB’s premier ballparks.”
Las Vegas was scheduled to host the first Triple Championship weekend in 2020 before it was cancelled by the pandemic.
“We’re very excited to host the Triple-A Triple Championship weekend as Las Vegas Ballpark was built to host events like this,” said Aviators President & Chief Operations Officer Don Logan. “It will be great to bring our Triple-A brethren together and crown a champion in this new and exciting format.”