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51s' move to Summerlin would leave Cashman without a team

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Updated: 5/14/2013 10:55 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- If the 51's make the move to Summerlin, that would leave their current home at Cashman Field, empty. News 3's Marissa Mike sat down with Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman to find out what she thinks should happen to the facility and if Las Vegas should help fund the project.

Mayor Carolyn Goodman says it may be a win-win situation if the Las Vegas triple A baseball franchise, the 51's, move to Summerlin: the 51's get a new stadium, Las Vegas gets its hands on a big piece prime real estate.

"If the 51's find the money to move, wonderful, then we get the 57 acres back," Mayor Goodman says.

But the mayor has plenty to say about any proposals suggesting the city of Las Vegas should partly fund the $60 million Summerlin stadium project with bonds from her city.

"From room tax, it would be unwise to take city dollars and put them into the county," Goodman said.

If the summerlin stadium happens, Mayor Goodman has a number of ideas on how to redevelop Cashman field. Her favorite caters to the film industry.

From sets and studios, to the housing parks and amenities that would accomodate the movie makers.

"My first choice, at least a portion would be bring the film indstury so many jobs, to say nothing baout those filmmakers coming in with their films," she said.

Goodman says her priority is the well-being of the city of Las Vegas It's a focus, neighboring business owner, Joe Signore of La Piazza restaurant appreciates.

“You always have to be optimistic. There are always challenges road blocks, hopefully the city does something with the stadium, maybe they improve it and make it better,” Signore said.

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