For the fourth time the Big League Weekend will be held in San Antonio’s Alamo Dome.
The indoor facility is transformed into a baseball field complete with Astro turf and dirt areas around the bases.
This year the Texas Rangers will host the reigning World Series champions, Kansas City Royals in a two game exhibition game series.
The weekend originally was organized by Nolan Ryan, the Texas Rangers, Ryan Sanders Baseball, the San Antonio Missions and the city of San Antonio.
The weekend is organized around other activities in this Spring Break weekend: San Antonio Spurs, season openings at SeaWorld San Antonio and Six Flags Fiesta Texas and all the great attractions and events for which San Antonio is known.
In the previous three editons, the Rangers managed to win only the first in 2013 as they beat the Padres 5-2 and 5-0. In 2014 they were beaten by the Astros (6-5 and 13-6) and in 2015 the Dodgers prevailed (11-6 and 11-3).
It is understandable that the City of San Antonio is involved in organizing this event as the city tries to build a AAA ballpark for several years now. Luring many fans to this event could be used as “proof” that baseball fans in San Antonio want more than AA baseball.
In the previous three editions more than 170,000 fans passed the turnstiles in total, an average of 56,666 per weekend.