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November 13, 2018

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Arena developer snags 51s, site behind Mandalay Bay – pro sports next?



A rendering of the proposed stadium complex behind Mandalay Bay.

As the public arena battle has raged between Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International, Texas entrepreneur Chris Milam has quietly been assembling the building blocks for his own project on the Strip.

Sources confirm that Milam has signed the minor league baseball 51s to a contract, which would have them move from Cashman Field to a spectacular site behind Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas Sun columnist Jon Raltson reports. The so-called Las Vegas National Sports Center ultimately is designed to house a major league soccer franchise and, if the stars align, an NBA team, too