Officials Say Sale Of Las Vegas Triple-A Baseball Team Pending

A family with real estate holdings in Detroit and southern Nevada is buying the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s baseball team.

That's according to the new owner, Stevens Baseball Group, and a
top official with the current owner, Mandalay Baseball Properties.

Neither side made public the terms for the sale, which they say could take up to eight weeks to complete.

The 51s are the top farm team for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The team went 67-77 this year, and drew almost 372,000 fans.

That was the third-largest total in the 25-year history of the franchise in Las Vegas.

Stevens executive Derek Stevens says he plans to keep the franchise in Las Vegas, retain Don Logan as club president and general manager, and seek a new stadium.

The team currently plays at 9,334-seat Cashman Field, which is owned by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

It opened in 1983.

The outgoing owners bought the team in 1992, when it was called the Las Vegas Stars.

Mandalay Baseball Properties owns and operates other minor league franchises, including ones in Erie and Scranton/Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.

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