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The Aviators' Las Vegas Ballpark Takes Flight

A panoramic view of Las Vegas Ballpark taken during the first home game of the Las Vegas Aviators' inaugural season.

A panoramic view of Las Vegas Ballpark taken during the first home game of the Las Vegas Aviators' inaugural season.

On April 9, the Las Vegas Ballpark opened its doors to the public for the first time, ushering in a new era of baseball to the Las Vegas Valley. Desert Companion Art Director Christopher Smith captured the Las Vegas Aviators' first game, a 10-2 victory over visiting Sacramento River Cats.

Christopher's take: The Strip-style amenities — gourmet food, posh suites, a pool with cabana suites and in-seat wait service — give the Las Vegas Ballpark a definite Vegas touch. But the size, scale, and design give the ballpark a legitimate "big league stadium" feel that suggest we've made it to the majors.

 

As a 1999 graduate of Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA, Christopher Smith set out to make his mark in the designer world. Shortly after his arrival in Las Vegas, he started working for a small design studio, where is quickly ascended in the local design community. Wanting to branch out and see where else his designer eye could be used, he found his way to Greenspun Media Group where he started work on the Las Vegas Weekly and Las Vegas Life. Within his first 2 years he was promoted to Art Director of Las Vegas Life, where he received several awards for his work in this magazine.