Las Vegas Ballpark is considered one of the best minor league ballparks in the country. In fact, this season the Summerlin facility, home of the Las Vegas Aviators, leads the Pacific Coast League in attendance.
What’s great about Las Vegas Ballpark is there’s more than meets the eye. Sure, you can buy a ticket, grab a beer and a hot dog and enjoy the action on the diamond.
Or you could look for the hidden gems around the yard that will make your trip even more memorable.
You’ll want the lower rows, sections 114-116. Why? They’re behind the road team dugout, they’ll be in the shade after three innings at day games, there’s full netting for foul balls and it’s the best place to hear chatter on the field.
Best place to catch a foul ball
Just move over a few sections to 118-121. Any seat will do. The netting ends at Section 118, and right-handed hitters litter the seats beyond there with foul balls.
Best cheap seat
The right-field berm ain’t big, but it’s cozy. Bring a blanket and enjoy the view. And the price is right at $13.
Best beer stop
There’s no shortage of canned beer, and about half of the concessions have draft beer. Head to the pool bar for the best selection on tap, including Aviator Ale from local brewery Tenaya Creek.
The beverage stations next to the three main concession stands (behind home plate, right-field corner and left-field corner) are all-you-can-drink. Just buy a $4 cup and go back all you want.
Best vegetarian option
The concession stand behind home plate is the place to go for those who avoid eating meat. The roasted corn on the Elote Nachos is a deliciously creative twist on the traditional presentation and comes in a souvenir helmet you can wear afterward.
The concession stand across from the pool has Frito Pie. That will bring back memories of those Little League snack stands where Frito Pie seemed like a delicacy while waiting for your second game of the night.
Best selection of dogs
Aviator ale brat, left, at Las Vegas Ballpark on Sunday, May 15, 2022, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto
We’re not talking Bark at the Park night. We’re talking hot dogs, and the best variety is at the stand next to the pool. Bacon-wrapped wagyu dog with fire dust (made of Flaming Hot Cheetos), anyone?
If you’re lucky enough to be invited to sit in a suite, you owe it to yourself to get a treat off the dessert cart, which boasts a variety of layer cakes and cheesecakes, Rice Krispies treats and ice cream.