Las Vegas Aviators (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) ownership has filed for a special use permit that would cover over 116 acres surrounding Las Vegas Ballpark, the team’s home in Summerlin.
Opening in April of this year, Las Vegas Ballpark is located in Summerlin–a master-planned community outside of Las Vegas–and is positioned near a slate of amenities that includes Downtown Summerlin, City National Arena, and the Red Rock Casino complex. There is still a considerable amount of vacant land immediately surrounding the ballpark, however, and a special use permit sought by Howard Hughes Corp.–owner of the Aviators and Las Vegas Ballpark–would provide more flexibility in terms of how that acreage is used.
The special use permit request covers 116.8 acres surrounding Las Vegas Ballpark and, if approved by Clark County officials, would allow the land to be used for live entertainment. However, representatives from Howard Hughes Corp. say that the special use permit is being sought for clarification on post-game firework displays. More from KTNV:
If it’s approved, it would technically allow the corporation to host more than a dozen live entertainment events a year on the vacant lots. Each one would be able to last longer than 10 days and make noise into the night.
But, a spokesperson for the Howard Hughes Corporation says that’s not the goal.
Tom Warden, the Senior Vice President of Community and Government Relations with the Howard Hughes Corporation, sent 13 Action News a statement saying, “This item going before the Planning Commission is meant to address only the issue of fireworks displays following 5 or 6 Aviator games per year. We are working with County Planning staff to clarify the issue.”
We visited Las Vegas Ballpark earlier this season, noting the attention to detail in its design, sleek grandstand design, and solid location.