51s adopt new name: Las Vegas Aviators

Since 2.00 PM (Pacific Time), the Las Vegas 51s are no more. The team will move into a new stadium in Summerlin in 2019 and as a result, the team has rebranded. The team has adopted the name Aviators.

Of five names the name Aviators was chosen because of the history of the company that (indirectly) owns the 51s, the Howard Hughes Company. Las Vegan Howard Hughes was a business magnate,  investor, record-setting pilot, engineer and film director. Especially the pilot part has influenced the name of the club. Hughes set many world records of which a record-setting flight around the world was one. In 1938 he flew around the world in just 91 hours (three days, 19 hours, 17 minutes).

As a result of the rebranding, the club unveiled three new caps.


The cap in the center features the main logo of the club. A pilot head wearing a helmet with the mountains of the nearby Red Rock Canyon reflecting in the visor. That reflection of the mountains can be found in the LV logo of both caps on the outside too.
The cap in the center will be the home cap, the cap on the right will serve as road cap. The grey cap with the orange lid will be the alternate 2 cap, meaning there will be another alternate cap as well created the logos.

As soon as the club unveils the uniforms, you will read it here.

Next to a new name and a new ballpark, the Las Vegas Pacific Coast League Franchise recently signed a player development contract with a new parent club, the Oakland Athletics.

This time no Brandiose as the designer for the logos. The Howard Hughes Corporation kept the rebranding in its own hands as the New York based The Studio, a Howard Hughes Corp. design team created the logos.

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