Why a Dallas Firm With a Famous Name Cares If Las Vegas Keeps Its Pro Baseball Team

The Howard Hughes Corp., the Dallas real estate development firm with a famous namesake and a track record of large-scale projects around the country, will construct a $150 million minor league baseball stadium in a massive mixed-use development it built just outside Las Vegas.Howard Hughes Corp., which bought the Las Vegas 51s triple A team earlier this year, announced its plan for a 10,000-seat open-air stadium Wednesday, a day after the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority approved an $80 million naming rights deal. The stadium will be known as Las Vegas Ballpark.The ballpark will be built on eight acres in Summerlin, an affluent master planned community that Howard Hughes has been building since 1990. It spans more than 22,000 acres and now has 100,000 residents living there. Sports venue architecture firm HOK will design the stadium, which is expected to be completed in 2019. HOK designed the recently opened Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.  Continue reading...

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