Vegas community teams up for Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Posted at 2:56 PM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 17:56:47-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — With the opening of Las Vegas Ballpark just days away, the buzz is building about the city’s newest sports stadium and the season premiere of Las Vegas’ beloved baseball team that was recently renamed the Las Vegas Aviators.

To add to the excitement of a new world-class Triple-A baseball stadium and the hometown team, the team started airing today a TV commercial that literally took a “village” to create.

Set to an original score of “Take me out to the Ballgame,” the 60-second commercial features community residents, heroes, sports figures and celebrities.

A second version, edited for social media, features many of the same Southern Nevadans singing their own rendition of the iconic seventh-inning stretch sing-along that was written in 1908 and has been a part of baseball history and culture for decades.

For added fun, The Howard Hughes Corporation is giving away four tickets to opening night and a prize pack valued at $499 for one lucky winner who submits a video (good or bad) of themselves singing “Take Me Out to The Ballgame,” chosen at random.

Participants in the special videos include community heroes like Clark County Fire Department, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and medical staff from Summerlin Hospital Medical Center. Carrot Top and four Vegas Golden Knights players have cameos, including Malcolm Subban, Ryan Reaves, Nate Schmidt and Jon Merrill.

According to Danielle Bisterfeldt, VP-Marketing, Summerlin, who oversaw the project, the opening of Las Vegas Ballpark and the introduction of the Las Vegas Aviators to Southern Nevada creates a monumental occasion for celebration.

“Las Vegas Ballpark is a community asset for all of Southern Nevada, and the Las Vegas Aviators are the city’s oldest professional sports team,” said Bisterfeldt. “Opening day, April 9, can’t come fast enough. We are so excited to pull back the curtains on Southern Nevada’s newest professional sports facility that will become a gathering place for families and baseball fans valley-wide. These videos are a tribute to the entire Southern Nevada community, and hopefully serve as a reminder of how sports, friends and family have and will continue to bring us all together.”