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Big League Dreams Opens in Las Vegas

January 26, 2010 by  

Big League Dreams Opens in Las Vegas
Big League Dreams and the city of Las Vegas teamed up Monday with baseball stars Jason and Jeremy Giambi, Bobby Grich, Wally Joyner and Bill Russell to officially open the Big League Dreams Sports Park in Las Vegas. 

Pictured above: Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, center in red shirt, at the grand opening of Big League Dreams Sports Park in Las Vegas, throws out the first pitch to Major League Baseball’s Jason Giambi.

Hundreds of fans showed up to see the new facility featuring family-friendly attractions and six fields replicating famous major league baseball stadiums Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium, Dodger Stadium, Angels Stadium, Wrigley Field and Crosley Field.

Big League_Dreams grand opening

Big League_Dreams grand opening

Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman, Mayor Pro Tem Gary Reese and Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown all praised the sports park as a world-class attraction for local and visiting ballplayers and families.

“Big League Dreams is a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility that raises the bar for baseball and softball in the city of Las Vegas,” Goodman said. “Las Vegas is known for having the best entertainment, hotels, restaurants and shopping, and now we also have the best ball fields.”

“I can’t wait to see kids shagging flies and hitting home runs in our very own versions of Fenway Park, Dodger Stadium and these other historic replica fields,” Reese added.

BLD owners and representatives included former Los Angeles Dodgers star Bill Russell, a BLD consultant.

“This is our 10th Big League Dreams Sports Park, and it’s a great fit for Las Vegas,” Russell said. “We know that this park, even more than our others, will attract visitors from all over the country.”

BLD includes six fields designed for youth baseball and adult softball, two sports-themed restaurants, an indoor field house for soccer and other activities, batting cages, playgrounds and an area for picnics and private parties.

BLD is operating and maintaining the sports park in a public-private partnership with the city of Las Vegas. The 35-acre Big League Dreams is part of the city’s upgrade of its 68-acre Freedom Park on the city’s east side. BLD has a 30-year maintenance and operations agreement with the city, covering all expenses related to the sports park at no cost to the city, which shares gross revenue from the complex.

Big League Dreams is located at:
3151 E. Washington
Las Vegas, NV 89101

www.BigLeagueDreams.com

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