Las Vegas – The Las Vegas 51s have been purchased by Summerlin Las Vegas Baseball Club LLC, a joint venture comprised of The Howard Hughes Corporation and Play Ball Owners Group, including investors Steve Mack, Bart Wear and Chris Kaempfer.
“We see the opportunity of owning the 51s as a great way to extend our commitment to the entire Las Vegas Valley,” said David R. Weinreb, Chief Executive Officer of The Howard Hughes Corporation. “We will work to ensure that the baseball experience in Las Vegas is among the best and look forward to an exciting new era for the team, their fans and followers.”
The new ownership group is looking to move the 51s from Cashman Field, to a new location in Summerlin. The proposed site is located near the 215 and Charleston next to Red Rock Casino.
“This is a big day for everyone that lives in Las Vegas who loves the 51s, baseball and sports,” said investor Steve Mack. “For the first time in 20 years, ownership is represented by owners who live here, invest in this community and believe that the 51s are an essential part of future development of the Las Vegas fabric.”