After already breaking the Las Vegas franchise’s single-season attendance record, the new Las Vegas Ballpark has been voted as the best MiLB Triple-A Stadium in the Best of the Ballparks contest voted on by fans across the country. The 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.
More than 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 the earlier rounds of the process, the final vote resulted in the Las Vegas Ballpark winning with a 55.6% to 44.4% margin win over El Paso.
— Las Vegas Ballpark (@thelvballpark) July 1, 2019
“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.
In addition to being voted the best MiLB Triple-A Stadium, the Aviators recently broke the Las Vegas franchise attendance record set in 1992 by the former Las Vegas Stars. The team leads Triple-A baseball in total home attendance of 398,771 this season, including 16 games featuring more than 10,000-plus attendees.
With tonight's attendance of 10,322 – the Las Vegas franchise has set the single season home attendance record tonight. The previous high was 387,815 in 72 dates in 1992. The NEW single season mark is now 389,524 thru 41 home dates. pic.twitter.com/Nu0u3DgU4x
— Las Vegas Ballpark (@thelvballpark) June 30, 2019
The ballpark is also on pace for the highest attendance in the Pacific Coast League since the Sacramento RiverCats drew 672,534 back in 2015. Both teams are/were in their first years as their parent club’s affiliate.
— Benjamin Hill (@bensbiz) July 1, 2019
“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, won the Best of the Ballparks in both the 2017 and 2018 fan voting.
The Aviators (46-37) return to action tonight, at home, against the Reno Aces.