Los Venados de Mazatlan is a professional baseball team member of the Mexican Pacific League (Liga Mexicana del Pacífico: LMP), based in the city of Mazatlán, Sinaloa. The franchise has 9 championships in its history in the league and 2 championships in Serie del Caribe. The team plays at the Teodoro Mariscal Stadium.
Venados participated in the legendary Pacific Coast League, and won 5 championships in 13 seasons.
In 1945, the first professional baseball league of the Pacific Coast was created in Hermosillo, Sonora. Mr. Teodoro Mariscal was the representative for Mazatlán and was appointed president of the league.
Venados is one of the founding clubs of the legendary Pacific Coast League that was played between 1945 and 1958, for a total of 13 seasons, and Mazatlán won 5 of those titles.
The first baseball stadium was called “Estadio Mazatlán” and was inaugurated in the port on November 20, 1942. The new stadium, was inaugurated on April 26, 1962, and later would take the name of Teodoro Mariscal, in honor to the man who founded the team.
In 1978, Mazatlán hosted the Serie del Caribe for the first time.
In the 2004-05 season, the highest achievement for the institution would come, as they were crowned champions of the Mexican Pacific League (Liga Mexicana del Pacífico) for the sixth time in January; and in February of the same year, Venados won the Serie del Caribe, at the Teodoro Mariscal stadium.
(The Serie del Caribe is a baseball tournament in which the winning clubs of the Confederation of Professional Baseball of the Caribbean (CBPC) participate. Cuba, Panama, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Each team can be reinforced with the best players from the rest of their corresponding national leagues).
In 2005-06, Venados obtained a second championship in the Mexican Pacific League, reaching two in a row. In 2008-09, they won their eighth championship in history. And in the 2015-16 season, they achieved the ninth championship.
Currently the Mazatlan Venados, besides being a major league baseball team with a solid history that supports the institution, is a modern franchise that offers its fans a robust, properly structured marketing and merchandising strategy.
They have seasonal tickets, promotions and special incentives for their fans. Exclusive stores where their products are sold, as well as a strong presence on the World Wide Web and on social network platforms. #YoSoyVenados
Venados TV broadcasts each and every one of the team’s games via the internet, so that fans can watch their team play, wherever they are, in high definition live online streaming.
The franchise also launched an app for mobile devices (Apple and Android), so that everything that happens with Venados reaches the fans’ cell phones in real time, 24/7, 365 days a year.
In fact, Venados is currently launching a new social and web media campaign to further engage with local residents (foreign and national), as well as with domestic and international visitors. The project is called “Venados Breaking News” (VBN), and provides twice weekly concise updates on what’s happening with Mazatlan’s very own professional baseball team.
VBN will tease fans with “Venados Fact Trivia”, and monthly free-to-enter online quiz questions, with the opportunity to win great prizes, discounts, season tickets and more…
In the last months, the Teodoro Mariscal Stadium of the Club Venados de Mazatlán has gone through an important process of remodeling and expansion. Venados invests their own money in this work, since the stadium is part of their heritage, and they are committed to preserve, rehabilitate and expand Teodoro Mariscal Stadium. The Club is contributing 80 million pesos (4.2 million dollars) to complete the construction works and preserve the concession.
It was announced by José Antonio Toledo Pinto, Executive President of the team, that Teodoro Mariscal Stadium will be 100% ready for the official re-inauguration on October 9, and to host the first Venados game of the upcoming 2018-2019 Mexican Pacific Baseball League, against Charros de Jalisco, on October 14.
And last but not least, it’s important to mention that the institution carries out socially and environmentally responsible activities such as the Reto Challenger, in which the team members, coaching staff and managers together with their families, went personally to perform cleaning tasks in some of the most popular beaches of Mazatlan.
Los Venados are undoubtedly one of the greatest prides that the city has, they are an example of perseverance, discipline and continuous effort, a real role model for the children and youth of the Mazatleco society.
For more information go to Venados Official Website