The Dodgers will return to the Alamo City after a 15-year hiatus; the team was the MLB parent to the Double-A San Antonio Missions for 23 years.
This is the third year for Big League Weekend, a two-game Major League Baseball exhibition hosted at the iconic Alamodome in downtown San Antonio. The games will be played on Friday, March 20 (7 p.m.) and Saturday, March 21 (1 p.m.). Tickets go on sale Friday, November 14.
“We’re excited about this match up,” said Nolan Ryan. “The Dodgers are one of the most successful franchises in baseball with some really good, young players. Playing in the Alamodome against the Rangers will be a special opportunity for baseball fans in San Antonio and all over the state.”
The Dodgers were the Major League affiliate for the Missions from 1977-2000. The minor league club was actually known as the San Antonio Dodgers for the first 11 years before changing their nickname back to “Missions” for the 1988 season.
“The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking forward to visiting San Antonio for Big League Weekend this spring with the Texas Rangers,” said Dodgers’ President & CEO Stan Kasten. “Playing in the Alamodome should be quite an experience for our team and our fans.”
Over 75,000 fans packed the Alamodome when the Rangers hosted the San Diego Padres in the inaugural Big League Weekend in 2013. It was the first baseball event in the building’s 20-year-history. Last year, big crowds watched again as the Rangers hosted their in-state rivals, the Houston Astros.