Everything about the Las Vegas Ballpark was designed with local fans in mind. Home to the Las Vegas Aviators, the city’s Triple-A team, it checks every box – and then some. Amenities include comfortable mesh seats, reservable party decks and suites, an outfield swimming pool and splashpad, and the biggest scoreboard in minor league baseball. Even parking is free.
It’s not surprising it was named the 2019 MiLB Triple-A Best of the Ballparks by Ballpark Digest.
One of the outstanding features of Summerlin’s 10,000-seat park is the 360-degree concourse that wraps around the playing field. It offers end-to-end walkability so fans can watch the action from every angle of the park. But the concourse also encourages fan interaction with portable concession stands and seating areas.
The outfield concourse areas are open-air, so selecting the appropriate lighting for these public spaces, particularly for evening games, was a key consideration.
Owners of the stadium collaborated with OCS Lighting & Control to select Luminis’ Eclipse EC870 pole-mounted fixtures to illuminate the outdoor concourse areas. Luminis was able to meet the tight deadlines imposed by the project, providing attractive, modern luminaires that complement the sleek aesthetics of the park.
Eclipse’s unique design utilizes indirect lighting on a post top LED luminaire. Light is directed upwards to an aluminum reflector disc painted in white enamel, and then re-directed to the ground below. The glare-free illumination, with outstanding light levels and uniformity, ensures enhanced visibility and security for ballpark guests.
OCS Lighting & Control chose a 3000K temperature for the luminaires. Whether fans are grabbing a hot dog, chatting with friends, watching the game, or simply passing through the concourse on the way to their seats, they are treated to a warm, comfortable illumination that offers safe passage and does not compete with the on-field lighting.
Eclipse EC870 is made of a corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy to ensure it stands up to the desert sun and sand over the long term. Its LED light source delivers significant advantages in lighting efficiency and energy saving, with a lifetime beyond 140,000 hours. Ballpark staff will appreciate the low-maintenance fixtures from season to season.
The Las Vegas Ballpark is energizing downtown Summerlin, and with the right combination of fan amenities, lighting and great baseball, it has surpassed owners’ expectations as a social gathering point for the community.
PROJECT NAME: Las Vegas Ballpark
LOCATION: Summerlin, Nevada, USA
CATEGORY: Exterior Lighting
PROJECT COMPLETION: April 2019
LUMINIS AGENT: OCS Lighting & Control, Inc
PHOTOGRAPHY: Adam Sternberg