New ballpark in Summerlin proposed for the Las Vegas 51s
Investors are working to acquire the Las Vegas 51s and move them across town by building a new baseball stadium in Summerlin.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Investors are working to acquire the Las Vegas 51s and move them across town by building a new baseball stadium in Summerlin.
The Howard Hughes Corporation and partner Steve Mack are working to buy the 51s, the Triple A affiliate of the New York Mets.
The proposed ballpark would be located adjacent to the Shops at Summerlin, a project currently in progress.
Acquiring the Las Vegas 51s and moving them across town wil require cooperation of several entities, investors say.
They're currently working with the LVCVA, City of Las Vegas, Clark County and the Pacific Coast League to plan and finance the stadium.
"If our efforts in this complicated transaction succed, families not just in Summerlin but across the valley will have a wonderful new venue in which to enjoy professional baseball," said Kevin Orrock with the Howard Hughes Corporation.
Developers said they'll model the ballpark after some of the more successful in minor league baseball nationwide, including Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio and Aces Ballpark in Reno.
So far, a timeline on the proposed project has not been released.