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Batting practice could include more of a mountain scenery with a possible move near Red Rock Casino. Batting practice could include more of a mountain scenery with a possible move near Red Rock Casino.
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The Las Vegas 51s has been sold to a group looking to move the minor league baseball team to Summerlin, a spokesperson for the club confirmed Monday.

The team struck a deal to sell the 51s to Summerlin Las Vegas Baseball Club, which is a joint venture between the Howard Hughes Corporation and Play Ball Owners Group.

Last month, FOX5 reported on simmering interest from the group to purchase the team and relocate the club from Cashman Field near downtown Las Vegas to an area near Red Rock Casino in the west end of the valley.

The new team owners planned to build a $65 million stadium called The Ballpark at Summerlin Center as part of the move, according to the report.

"We see the opportunity of owning the 51s as a great way to extend our commitment to the entire Las Vegas Valley," said David R. Weinreb, CEO of The Howard Hughes Corporation, in a statement Monday. "We will work to ensure that the baseball experience in Las Vegas is among the best and look forward to an exciting new era for the team, their fans and followers."

After the purchase is finalized, the new owners would need support from the city of Las Vegas, Clark County and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority before construction can begin on the park.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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