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Las Vegas Aviators season delayed by at least one month

The Las Vegas Aviators will now start their 2021 season at home against Sacramento on May 6. (File: KSNV)

The Las Vegas Aviators confirmed the start of their 2021 season will be delayed by at least a month.

In a statement, the Aviators said Major League Baseball has postponed the start of the Triple-A baseball season, with MLB citing health and safety reasons.

Instead of using their farm teams, big-league clubs will instead use alternate training sites for the first month of the season to reduce travel and ease COVID-19 protocol oversight.

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Las Vegas is now scheduled to open the year at home against the Sacramento River Cats on Thursday, May 6.

More details on ticket policy and a revised season schedule will be released in the coming days, the team said.

The Aviators were originally scheduled to return to play on April 8 with a road series against Round Rock, Texas.

The team is due to start its second season at Las Vegas Ballpark in Summerlin this year as the Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics.

The 2020 Minor League Baseball season was canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequently shortened MLB season.