It was recently announced on October 11th that The Howard Hughes Corporation, will be planning and building a brand-new baseball stadium in Downtown Summerlin. The new ballpark will be the future home of the city’s professional baseball team, the Las Vegas 51s, who just announced the end of their Triple-A affiliation with The New York Mets in 2018. The teams have been affiliated for five seasons, but management isn’t worried: the 51s will just have to find another Major League Baseball team to partner with. That shouldn’t be a problem once the new ballpark is open…
(Photo: Concept Rendering of Northeast View photo by HOK)
The announcement of Summerlin’s new ballpark was followed by a 8-2 vote with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Board of Directors, approving a $80 million dollar naming rights partnership with the owners of the 51s and the Howard Hughes Corporation. The deal allows LVCVA to be the dominant sponsor with naming rights to the stadium for the next 20 years, but also makes sure that ‘Las Vegas’ is always part of the team name. The team is owned by The Howard Hughes Corporation, who procured full ownership involvement earlier this year.
The location of the new ballpark sits on approximately eight acres of land, and lies east of the Downtown Summerlin shopping area, while just south of City National Arena- the National Hockey League’s practice facility for the Vegas Golden Knights. Sahara will be to the south, Charleston to the north, Towne Center to the east and close access to nearby 215 on the west. The $150 million, 10,000-seat, open-air stadium is to be named ‘Las Vegas Ballpark.’
The Las Vegas Ballpark will be designed by HOK, an international architecture firm with expertise in stadium design. HOK has designed upwards of 40 professional and collegiate stadiums worldwide and it’s being widely reported that the new stadium will blend “the distinct architectural style of the Summerlin community with the aviation legacy of Howard Hughes.”
The new ballpark will offer seating options that include 22 suites, club seats, berm seating, party zones, decks, picnic tables, a kids zone, bars, and a pool beyond the outfield wall. The design is meant to create an outdoor festival atmosphere, much like the feeling of Downtown Summerlin, and landscaped to blend in with the surrounding master planned community. There will be parking areas planned on adjacent sites and within walking distance.
In addition to serving as the home of the Las Vegas 51s, the new ballpark will host civic, community & non-profit events, along with other sporting functions. Though still under design, groundbreaking on The Las Vegas Ballpark is expected late this year or early next year, with their first season beginning in 2019.
As part of a statement, Don Logan, President/COO, Las Vegas 51s, said: “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.”
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HOCKEY HOME SWEET HOME…
For anyone who doesn’t follow hockey, sports, or the local word on the street- then you may not have heard the big news: Las Vegas recently got it’s first professional sports team! Scheduled to make their NHL debut during the 2017- 2018 NHL season, The Vegas Golden Knights are a member of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL) and will be playing home games at the new TMobile Arena. The bigger news isn’t where they’re playing, however; It’s where they’ll be practicing.
15 miles west of downtown Vegas sits Downtown Summerlin. This is where the Vegas Knights new $30-million, 146,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art practice facility is located and construction is already underway. Situated across from Downtown Summerlin on South Pavilion Center Drive near the Red Rock Casino, the facility will feature two NHL-sized ice rinks for both team and public use.
THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS FACILITY
The new practice facility is expected to open in August 2017 and will offer an array of amenities. Besides the 2 full-size hockey rinks, the venue will have a 20,000 square foot 2nd floor for office space. There will also be a 9,000 square foot restaurant and bar. It’s also being said that the Vegas Knights will have what’s being called ‘the largest gym of any NHL practice facility in the country.’
Of course, there will be a players lounge, couches, flat-screen TVs and video games, a team locker room and multiple public locker rooms, too. The player locker room will have showers, a sauna, a steam room and the team will have a full-time masseuse on hand as well.
The Golden Knights goal for the facility is to provide the team with a corporate base and establish itself as the region’s hub for adult and youth hockey. Team practices will be open to the public and soon, the facility itself will be open for practice.
HOCKEY IN FULL SWING
With head coach Gerard Gallant and general manager George McPhee at the helm, The Vegas Knights already have hockey in full swing. With the upcoming NHL draft following the results of the annual NHL Draft Lottery on April 29th in Toronto, the Vegas Golden Knights will select sixth overall in the first round. Initially, the unfavorable news of the team picking sixth came as a disappointment. History shows, however, that there could be far worse positions to pick and Gallant will be making educated choices. The expansion draft will be held from June 18 to 20, 2017. The results of the draft, along with the Golden Knights’ initial roster, will be revealed on June 21, 2017, during the NHL Awards at T-Mobile Arena.
JUST STEPS AWAY FROM EVERYTHING…
Downtown Summerlin sits off highway 215, nestled between West Charleston and West Sahara Avenue, in the foothills of Red Rock National Park. It totals almost 400 acres of shopping & fashion, dining, entertainment, business & fitness centers and luxury apartment living. Downtown Summerlin is the new home of the NHL Vegas Golden Knights practice facility and there is also gaming, movies, a pool and bowling at the nearby Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa. Surrounded by master-planned communities, top-rated valley schools, and a booming business district, Downtown Summerlin is literally just steps away from everything.
Kid Friendly and Family Approved
Downtown Summerlin is also a lot of fun for the entire family! With a Trader Joe’s supermarket plus a live farmers market on Saturday’s from 9a-2p, you can get your shopping done while the kids hang out at the luxury Regal movie theater or Dave & Busters game-zone! They have yoga on the lawn, stroller classes for moms and host an entire calendar of events for families and adults throughout the year! Nearby is also Lifetime Fitness with an outdoor pool, climbing rock wall and range of classes from karate to gymnastics!
LIVE, WORK AND PLAY IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD
Shop in Downtown SummerlinDowntown Summerlin has developed into the new community hot-spot! It’s surrounded by over a dozen local parks, a 150-mile trail system, nearby Red Rock National Park, breathtaking landscape views of the Vegas valley, local golf courses, excellent schools and easy highway access.
While many locals know that being minutes away from this vibrant desert plaza is a luxury in itself, with the continued addition of new stores, restaurants and entertainment options, Downtown Summerlin also increases nearby property value! That makes Downtown Summerlin a hot choice for investors, business owners, and first-time home buyers! It’s the hottest place to live in Las Vegas, especially when all the fun is right in your own backyard!
Food and entertainment aren’t always available in the same locations. Sometimes, you get your entertainment with a little something, like a free beverage; but it’s not common to be able to really pig out. Movie theaters are known for offering people the chance to munch on popcorn and candy while they get immersed in the motion picture, but few movie theaters have the menu that the Regal Village Square Stadium 18 offers. Located just outside of Summerlin West, this high end movie theater ensures that all of your needs are completely satisfied, from the need for entertainment to the need for sustenance.
At the Regal Village Square Stadium 18, the movies are going to be pretty standard. Whatever is playing in major motion pictures will surely play here, but we’re not here to discuss films with you. You’ve already made the decision to go to the movies, but now you need a reason to check out Regal Village Square over other theaters in the area. It all lies within the food choices.
Sure, you’re given the basic options of popcorn, with or without butter, and the glass case filled with different candy options, but what if you’re not in the mood for either? What if you want something else – something filling. That’s where Regal differs from other theaters. Most movie theaters enjoy dishing out popcorn, candy, and nachos, but don’t have any desire to go beyond that. At Regal, specifically this Village Square Regal, you’ll be treated to hotdogs. Not just any old hotdog, either; but Nathans’.
That’s right, on top of the norms of popcorn, this Regal theater also serves up Nathans’ hotdogs just as you’d expect from a stand-alone Nathans’. You can go for a standard dog on a bun, served with ketchup or mustard – your choice – or you can dive into the little nuggets of flavor that are the deep fried corn dogs. Being in a movie theater, you probably expect to be underwhelmed by the flavor. Maybe you expect them to even be stale – but not here. The flavors you get from these dogs will match what you would get at a standard Nathans’.
Sure, it may seem weird to be chowing down on a dog during a movie, but it really is a unique experience when you can order something besides popcorn and candy. So if it’s your turn to pick the movie, make sure it’s at the Regal Village Square Stadium 18 right outside of Summerlin West.
Rocks Lounge inside of Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa is a great place to go for a night out of live music. Rocks Lounge has live music almost every night of the week, plenty of room to dance and mingle, and lush VIP booths for when you want to escape the crowd.