Las Vegas Sun

October 19, 2017

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Letter to the editor:

Las Vegas is at risk of losing baseball

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We need a new baseball stadium.

Let’s get this done, Las Vegas. Let’s face it. Cashman Field is old, outdated and in a bad neighborhood, and has way too many bleachers to sit on.

No matter what team is here — this year the Mets — they all complain about the lack of indoor batting cages and training facilities for their team.

The truth is because of these poor training facilities, no major league team wants its affiliate here in Las Vegas. The only reason the Mets are here is because they had no other options.

The reality is if we don’t build a new ballpark in the near future, sooner or later teams are going to refuse to play here and Triple-A baseball — which has been a fixture in Las Vegas for 30 years — will be terminated.

In the past 30 years, the population of Las Vegas has roughly tripled; meanwhile, the attendance at Cashman Field has remained stagnant and will continue to do so.

I think the location of the proposed new stadium is ideal, and I really believe attendance will increase.

Let’s get this done, and let’s finally have a stadium Las Vegas can be proud of.

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