LAS VEGAS, NV (July 1, 2019) - The Howard Hughes Corporation® announced today, in conjunction with Ballpark Digest, that Las Vegas Ballpark® was voted the 2019 MiLB Triple-A Best of the Ballparks by fans across the country. Howard Hughes is the developer of the Summerlin® master planned community, the Las Vegas Ballpark, and owner of the Las Vegas Aviators® professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), a Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. The Las Vegas Ballpark defeated Southwest University Park, home of the El Paso Chihuahuas, Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, to win this year's Triple-A Best of the Ballparks fan vote.
Over 85,000 fans voted in all five rounds of the Triple-A Best of the Ballparks fan vote, with almost 500,000 fans voting to date in the overall competition. After several close votes in previous rounds, the final vote resulted in Las Vegas Ballpark with a 55.6% to 44.4% margin win over the El Paso Chihuahuas.
"Las Vegas Ballpark is a tremendous accomplishment, truly standing out in a market already known for noteworthy entertainment and top-notch venues," Kevin T. Orrock, President, Summerlin, The Howard Hughes Corporation. "We are pleased to bring this venue to the Las Vegas Valley for fans to enjoy."
"In a year where many distinguished new ballparks have opened in pro and college baseball, Las Vegas Ballpark made an impression that fans took note of," stated Kevin Reichard, Publisher, Ballpark Digest.
The Aviators lead Triple-A baseball in total home attendance of 398,771 with sixteen games totaling more than 10,000-plus attendees this season.
"We are thrilled that Las Vegas Ballpark won this award in the fan voting conducted by Ballpark Digest," stated Don Logan, President and COO, Las Vegas Aviators. "Las Vegas Ballpark has become a great showcase for professional baseball and the fan support in our inaugural season has been tremendous. Everyone worked extremely hard in the planning and preparation of the Ballpark and we could not be more proud."
Huntington Park, home of the Columbus Clippers of the International League and Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, were the winners of the Best of the Ballparks in 2017 and 2018 fan voting.
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About The Howard Hughes Corporation®
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Its award-winning assets include the country's preeminent portfolio of master planned communities, as well as operating properties and development opportunities including: the Seaport District in New York; Columbia, Maryland; The Woodlands®, The Woodlands Hills, and Bridgeland® in the Greater Houston, Texas area; Summerlin®, Las Vegas; and Ward Village® in Honolulu, Hawai'i. The Howard Hughes Corporation's portfolio is strategically positioned to meet and accelerate development based on market demand, resulting in one of the strongest real estate platforms in the country. Dedicated to innovative place making, the company is recognized for its ongoing commitment to design excellence and to the cultural life of its communities. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC.
About Las Vegas Ballpark®
Las Vegas Ballpark, located on eight acres in Downtown Summerlin just south of City National Arena - practice facility for the Vegas Golden Knights, is the home of the Las Vegas Aviators, the city's professional Triple-A baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL) and affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. Las Vegas Ballpark provides a wide range of seating options including 22 suites, club seats, berm seating, party zones and decks, picnic tables, kids' zone, bars and a pool beyond the outfield wall. Designed to create a festival-like atmosphere in Downtown Summerlin, the site is landscaped to complement the surrounding master planned community. The site is easily accessed from all regions of the valley via the 215 Beltway.
About the Las Vegas Aviators®
The Las Vegas Aviators have the proud distinction of being the longest enduring franchise in the history of professional sports in the state of Nevada. The 2019 campaign will mark the 37th season in the Silver State as a proud member of the Pacific Coast League and the inaugural season in the new Las Vegas Ballpark. The Stars (1983-2000)/51s (2001-18), Aviators (2019-present) have reached the 300,000 mark in "home" attendance in all 37 seasons. The Aviators are also in their first season as the Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, and the franchise won the PCL championship in 1986 and 1988.
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The Howard Hughes Corporation/Las Vegas Ballpark:
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