Las Vegas Ballpark wins stadium of the year award from

ballpark.JPG is recognizing Las Vegas Ballpark, the home of the Aviators, as the Ballpark of the Year. (File: KSNV) is recognizing the home of the Las Vegas Aviators as the Ballpark of the Year.

The online outlet announced Wednesday that Las Vegas Ballpark won the 20th edition of the award, which goes to the best new or remodeled baseball stadium each year.

An advisory panel chooses the winner of the award based on merit, according to the site. Las Vegas Ballpark opened this year as the new home of the Aviators after the team moved from Cashman Field.

Past winners include Petco Park in San Diego, home of the Padres, PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Salt River Fields, the spring training home for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies.

"When Salt River Fields opened in 2011, it was truly transcendent and bar-raising for all spring-training facilities, and eight years later, there’s still no complex that can touch it," said Graham Knight, who's written three books on baseball stadiums. "I feel the same very well may be true about Las Vegas Ballpark — that years from now, it will still be the gold-standard for Minor League parks."