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The Howard Hughes Corporation®, owner of the Las Vegas51s®, announced today a two-year Player Development Contract (PDC) between the Las Vegas 51s and the Oakland A’s.
The Las Vegas 51s, the city’s professional Triple-A baseball team and a member of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), will begin the 2019 season in their new stadium the Las Vegas Ballpark, which is currently under construction in Downtown Summerlin®.
“This announcement marks yet another significant new chapter in our development of Downtown Summerlin into a dynamic sports and entertainment destination,” said David R. Weinreb, CEO of The Howard Hughes Corporation. “Upon completion of the Las Vegas Ballpark, fans will have the opportunity to enjoy America’s favorite pastime in a new
state-of-the-art stadium with a new Major League affiliation, all in a vibrant walkable environment.”
“The significance of today’s announcement is another huge win for Southern Nevada baseball fans and the Las Vegas community in general,” said Kevin T. Orrock, President, Summerlin®, The Howard Hughes Corporation. “We could not be prouder of what we are creating in Downtown Summerlin, and today’s announcement adds yet another exciting element to the growing sports legacy of our city and our community.”
In recent years, professional sports have dominated the headlines in Southern Nevada for many reasons, to which Summerlin is no exception. The new Las Vegas Ballpark, which is under construction adjacent to the City National Arena, the practice facility of the Vegas Golden Knights, is creating a true sports destination in the heart of the community and acting as a catalyst for further development.
“It is an incredibly exciting time to partner with the Las Vegas 51s,” said Athletics Executive VP of Baseball Operations Billy Beane. “Their ownership group is committed to providing a first-class environment for our players, which includes the grand opening of the Las Vegas Ballpark for the inaugural season of our affiliation. We’re looking forward to working closely with Don Logan and his staff as we all work towards putting a championship club on the field.”
Downtown Summerlin is at the forefront of a vital urban development serving the entire Las Vegas Valley. Building the Las Vegas Ballpark in the heart of Downtown Summerlin is symbolic of the focus that The Howard Hughes Corporation has placed on creating memorable experiences and making entertainment and culture a central component of its communities.
“We are excited to have the Oakland A’s as our new Major League affiliate,” 51s President/COO Don Logan said. “The A’s have enjoyed great success at the Triple-A level with their minor league system, which has been second to none. This will be a great situation for our fans to watch top prospects in the A’s system, as well as players on Major League rehabilitation assignments to showcase their talents in the Las Vegas Ballpark.”
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