As a huge baseball fan and supporter of local high school athletics, I have really enjoyed having a minor league baseball team in Las Vegas. The 51’s have has a great record with a loyal fan base. When news came out the Hughes Corporation was going to build a new stadium in Summerlin, I was really excited about the move. It also came out they were going to have a new team name.
Today in Downtown Summerlin they had a press conference announcing the team would now be called The Las Vegas Aviators. Aviators is a fitting name with the history of civil and military aviation in Southern Nevada. The first game for the Las Vegas Aviators will be in April of 2019 in the new baseball stadium.