Steve Marcus The Las Vegas Aviators name and logo are unveiled for the Las Vegas triple-A baseball team during a ceremony in Downtown Summerlin Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. The team formerly known as the 51s will now be the Aviators. By Ricardo Torres-Cortez (contact) Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 | 2:19 p.m. Related news Steel beam ceremoniously placed atop the new Las Vegas Ballpark 1st game at new Las Vegas Ballpark set for April 9 Fans can make deposit next week for 2019 season at new ballpark in Summerlin Las Vegas’ minor league baseball team is in the midst of a renaissance. Crews are building its new home — the $150 million Las Vegas Ballpark in Summerlin, which will accommodate 10,000 fans. It found a new Major League Baseball affiliate with the Oakland A’s. And now, perhaps even more important to some fans, there’s a new name and colors they can identify with. The team, formerly the Las Vegas 51s, has been renamed the Las Vegas Aviators. The announcement came Saturday afternoon at Downtown Summerlin. The Aviators will play their first game on April 9. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.