THE HOWARD HUGHES CORPORATION® TO INSTALL 4TOPPS SUPERIOR COMFORT SEATING
AT LAS VEGAS BALLPARK
LAS VEGAS, NV - (August 30, 2018) The Howard Hughes Corporation®, owner of the Las Vegas 51s®, the city's professional Triple-A baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), announced today that it will install 4Topps Premium Seating's innovative AirFlow Mesh seats throughout the Las Vegas Ballpark, the company's new stadium currently under construction at Downtown Summerlin®. The latest announcement further strengthens the commitment of The Howard Hughes Corporation to providing a premium, state-of-the-art experience for Las Vegas sports fans for years to come.
Over 8,000 seats will be installed in the stadium's lower tier bowls, suites and party zones, as well as in both outfield corner sections, where the seats will swivel 360 degrees with a front beverage railing. The installation makes the Las Vegas 51s the first team in sports history with a home ballpark boasting all seats made from breathable mesh. With the seats, lounge areas and standing social areas, Las Vegas Ballpark's total capacity is 10,000.
Historically, plastic, vinyl, and bleacher seats have provided no relief from the Las Vegas heat. With 4Topps mesh seats, fans will enjoy a seat that is both comfortable and fully breathable, allowing air to flow through the mesh and remain cool. Surface-level temperature readings taken last summer in the Atlanta Braves' new Sun Trust Park, where 4Topps installed nearly 3,000 seats, showed a remarkable 30- to 50-degree reduction between the new mesh and traditional vinyl seats.
"We have made this decision with the fan experience in mind," said Don Logan, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Las Vegas 51s. "When we were presented the option of giving our fans the most comfortable and coolest seat on the market, it was an easy decision. Plus, the higher elevation in Summerlin means the area's ambient air temperature is generally five to eight degrees cooler than other parts of the Las Vegas valley. That, in combination with our new seats, is exciting news for all Las Vegas baseball fans who brave the summer heat to enjoy a great game of baseball."
According to Kevin T. Orrock, President of Summerlin®, today's announcement reflects the company's commitment to develop a top-tier stadium that will deliver an exceptional venue to both the team and the community. "While Las Vegas Ballpark is the future home of the Las Vegas 51s, it will also host dozens of other civic, community and sporting events," said Orrock. "Our goal is to design and build a first-class venue consistent with the high standards of quality for which both the Summerlin community and The Howard Hughes Corporation are known. Most importantly, we want to ensure that fans and patrons can enjoy baseball and other events year-round."
"We are thrilled to partner with The Howard Hughes Corporation and the Las Vegas 51s to ensure fan comfort at the new Las Vegas Ballpark," said Joe Bellissimo, founder and CEO, 4Topps. "The summer heat can be brutal whether you are sitting in plastic or vinyl seats in Chicago, New York or Las Vegas. Fans want to be comfortable, and it is exciting to see stadium developers like The Howard Hughes Corporation taking steps to mitigate heat with a product proven to do just that."
The Las Vegas Ballpark is located on approximately eight acres south of City National Arena, the practice facility for the city's National Hockey League team, the Las Vegas Golden Knights. As the second major sports facility in Downtown Summerlin, the new stadium will establish the community's urban core as a vibrant sports and entertainment hub. With more than 125 stores and restaurants in a streetscape-shopping environment, Downtown Summerlin is at the forefront of a dynamic 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 dynamic experiences and making entertainment and culture a central component of its communities.
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 The Las Vegas 51s®
The Las Vegas 51s® have the proud distinction of being the longest enduring franchise in the history of professional sports in the state of Nevada. The 2018 campaign marked the 36th season in the Silver State for the 51s, proud members of the Pacific Coast League. The Stars/51s have reached the 300,000 mark in "home" attendance at Cashman Field in 36 consecutive seasons (1983-2018). The 51s are the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets and the franchise won the PCL championship in 1986 and 1988. For more information, visit www.milb.com/las-vegas/
About 4Topps Premium Seating
4Topps Premium Seating manufactures the only breathable stadium seat on the market. The company boasts a mesh seating product line that includes row seats, swivel seats, 4Topps table units, barstools, caster seats, clip-on bleacher seats, folding barstools and folding chairs. 4Topps Seating has more than 125 customers across most major sports, including MLB, the NFL, PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, MLS, NCAAs, CFL, MiLB, NASCAR, Thoroughbred Racing, and the NPB and J1 Leagues in Japan. For more information about 4Topps Premium Seating, visit www.4topps.com
For more information, please contact:
Faiss Foley Warren Public Relations
The Howard Hughes Corporation
Las Vegas 51s
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