The Howard Hughes Corporation plans to develop and construct a baseball stadium in Downtown Summerlin on approximately eight acres just south of City National Arena, the National Hockey League practice facility for the Vegas Golden Knights. The new stadium, to be named the Las Vegas Ballpark, will be the future home of the Las Vegas 51s, the city’s professional baseball team (Photo: Concept Rendering of Northeast View photo by HOK).
The team, a member of the Pacific Coast League (PCL) and a Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, is wholly owned by The Howard Hughes Corporation, which acquired full ownership interest earlier this year.
Today’s announcement followed a vote by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Board of Directors approving a marketing partnership that gives LVCVA naming rights to the stadium. In addition to serving as the home of the Las Vegas 51s, Las Vegas Ballpark will host civic, community, non-profit and sporting events.
The Las Vegas Ballpark is being designed by HOK, a global architecture firm with an expertise in stadium design, having designed more than 40 professional and collegiate stadiums worldwide. The 10,000-fan-capacity stadium blends the distinct architectural style of the Summerlin community with the aviation legacy of Howard Hughes. The ballpark will provide a wide range of seating options including 22 suites, club seats, berm seating, party zones and decks, picnic tables, kids’ zone, bars and even a pool beyond the outfield wall. Designed to create a festival-like atmosphere in Downtown Summerlin, the site will be landscaped to complement the master planned community. Parking will be conveniently located on adjacent sites.
“The 51s baseball team has been a staple in the Las Vegas community for over three decades,” said Don Logan, President/COO, Las Vegas 51s. “With a new home in Downtown Summerlin, the future of professional baseball in Southern Nevada looks exceptionally bright. We are confident this location, which is easily accessed from all regions of the valley via the 215 Beltway, will help grow our fan base and introduce new generations to America’s favorite past time. We can’t wait to put down roots in Downtown Summerlin, a destination that already has a reputation for best in fun, family-oriented entertainment.”