The Howard Hughes, a US-based developer, has broken ground on the Las Vegas Ballpark, a 10,000-person capacity baseball stadium that will be the future home of the Las Vegas 51s, the city’s professional baseball team, in Downtown Summerlin, US.
Representatives of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), Major League Baseball (MLB) executives participated in the programme.
The Las Vegas 51s, a member of the Pacific Coast League (PCL) and Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, is owned by The Howard Hughes.
The second major sports facility in Downtown Summerlin, the Las Vegas Ballpark will be located on eight acres south of City National Arena, the practice facility for the city’s National Hockey League (NHL) team, the Vegas Golden Knights.
The Las Vegas Ballpark will also host civic, community, non-profit and sporting events.
The site will be landscaped to complement the Summerlin master planned community.
It will provide a range of seating options, including 20 suites, party zones and decks, a kids’ zone, bars and a pool beyond the outfield wall. Parking will be located on adjacent sites.
The Las Vegas Ballpark is being designed by HOK, which has designed more than 40 professional and collegiate stadiums worldwide.
Totalling 400 acres, Downtown Summerlin is the planned walkable urban core within the 22,500-acre Summerlin master planned community, with more than 125 stores and restaurants in an open-air streetscape environment.
The venue’s general contractor is Hunt Construction Group and PENTA Building Group.
The Howard Hughes CEO David Weinreb said: “Today’s groundbreaking marks an important milestone in the next stage of growth for both Downtown Summerlin and the Las Vegas 51s. This would not have been possible without the vision and support of Clark County and the LVCVA.
“Developing the Las Vegas Ballpark in the heart of Downtown Summerlin is symbolic of our focus on creating dynamic experiences and making entertainment and culture a central component of our communities.”