Process to Obtain Field Use Permits

Field use permits are required for all designated sports fields in city of Las Vegas parks.
The city receives many requests throughout the year to reserve sports fields. Most fields are reserved for city programs, local youth and adult sports programs and requests for sporting events. Fields are available for reservation on a limited basis (lighted and unlighted) throughout the city of Las Vegas. While most sports fields are reserved on weekends and nightly for youth and adult league play, a limited number of sports fields are available during the week and on some weekend dates. These fields can be reserved for a fee.

MSU Athletic Field Use and Allocation Policies Handbook

Sporting Event Permitting Periods
Sporting event reservation request forms (for tournaments, camps, clinics, etc.) will be accepted a maximum of two years prior to the date requested, beginning the first business day of the respective scheduled month. For example, a sporting event request for any date in March 2016 will be accepted no earlier than the first business day of March 2014. Sporting event request forms will be accepted a minimum of 10 months prior to the date requested, otherwise the request may be denied.

Reservation Application – Sporting Event

Short-Term Permitting Requests
Short-term field use permits are limited to recreational events which do not require participants to pay a fee or make a donation to participate and span in duration for no more than two or four hours. Permits are issued on the hour in 60 minute increments. Short-term permits are not available on nationally observed holidays. Field use requests not falling into these qualifications would be classified as a sporting event (See above). Short-term requests will be accepted a minimum of five business days prior to the use date requested, otherwise the request may be denied.

Reservation Application – Short-Term Use Permit

Allocation Permitting Periods
Sports fields are awarded to community leagues on a semi-annual basis in two time periods, March through July (Spring allocation) and August through February (Fall allocation). Allocation permits are issued after a request has been submitted, approval has been granted, all required documents are received, fees paid and insurance requirements are met. Allocation request forms must be submitted according to the submission dates listed below:

 Spring Allocation Period  Start accepting 4th Wednesday in November  Due 2nd Monday in December, COB
 Fall Allocation Period  Start accepting 4th Wednesday in April   Due 2nd Monday in May, COB

MSU Allocation Request Form

Open Permitting Periods
Once field allocations are completed for local youth and adult sport organizations, fields will be permitted to the public as available. Requests can be made through the Municipal Sports Unit. These requests will be processed in the order they are received and according to the prioritization listing (page 6 in policy handbook). The city reserves the right to determine which days, times and fields will be permitted based on other scheduled use, wear and maintenance issues.

Permit fees are due prior to permits being issued and field usage.

Insurance is required when reserving city sports fields or space for league play and sporting events (tournaments, camps, clinics, etc.) including short-term use permits for five or more days in one allocation season. Such insurance must be commercial general liability coverage which provides protection for (1) event spectators, (2) athletic participants, (3) staff members and (4) volunteers against claims of bodily injury and property damage and names the city of Las Vegas as an additional insured by an endorsement to the policy. The endorsement page is often referred to as page CG 2011.  Do not purchase the insurance policy until a field request has been confirmed and accepted.

Insurance Guidelines Handout

Field use after sunset may not occur on an unlit field. When completing your application, please list your start and end time, not “dusk” or “dark”. Field use occurring in the evening will be assessed a lighting fee.

Sports Fields Available for Permitting
The city of Las Vegas has several quality football, lacrosse, soccer, softball, baseball and multi-use fields that can accommodate various athletic activities. 

BOX FIELDS – Football, Lacrosse and Soccer Fields
DIAMOND FIELDS – Softball and Baseball Fields