UPDATE FEB. 23: The Las Vegas 51s have officially broken ground on their new ballpark in downtown Summerlin.
It will be called Las Vegas Ballpark, and it will be right next to the City National Arena, where the Vegas Golden Knights practice.
The 51s are having to leave Cashman Field for Summerlin. The team told 13 Action News they essentially grew out of Cashman, and the new stadium will be better for both the fans and the players.
"In this modern age, with triple A baseball getting players ready for the big leagues, with all the player amenities and indoor hitting cages, we need all that here in Vegas," says Jim Gemma with the Las Vegas 51s.
UPDATE NOV. 8: The Las Vegas 51s are another step closer to making Downtown Summerlin their new home for the 2019 season.
Clark County commissioners have unanimously approved the permits necessary to build the new Las Vegas Ballpark for the 51s baseball team.
— Clark County Nevada (@ClarkCountyNV) November 8, 2017
The ballpark is expected to cost $150 million to complete and will give the MLB Triple-A affiliate one of the best facilities in their tier.
ORIGINAL STORY: The Howard Hughes Corporation announced today its plans to develop and construct a baseball stadium in Downtown Summerlin.
The stadium is approximately eight acres 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.
The Las Vegas 51s is wholly owned by The Howard Hughes Corporation, which acquired full ownership interest earlier this year.
In addition to serving as the home of the Las Vegas 51s, Las Vegas Ballpark will host civic, community, nonprofit and sporting events.
The 10,000-fan-capacity stadium blends the 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.
“Home of City National Arena and the Vegas Golden Knights, Downtown Summerlin is adding yet another feather to its cap with the addition of the Las Vegas Ballpark and the Las Vegas 51s,” said Kevin T. Orrock, President, Summerlin, The Howard Hughes Corporation. “Already considered a top dining, retail and entertainment hub, Downtown Summerlin is on its way to becoming an unmatched sports destination. We could not be more excited to add baseball to our line-up.”