The Anthony and Lyndy Marnell III Baseball Clubhouse is located on the UNLV campus directly down the first base line inside Earl E. Wilson Stadium adjacent to the Lied Athletic Complex and Rebel Park. The clubhouse was built on land that previously housed the Rebels' batting cages.
"UNLV baseball is on the rise, and we need facilities to keep pace with our goals for the program's continued growth and success," said UNLV President Len Jessup. "Because of the generosity of the Marnell family, our student-athletes will have access to top-quality training, equipment and related amenities that rivals the best programs in the country."
The Marnell family, along with other donors, saw the need for a new facility and entered a land lease agreement with the University in order to construct the future home of UNLV Baseball.
The clubhouse is a two-story complex that has a total of 10,000 square feet and includes coaches offices, a players lounge, an academic area, a team locker room as well as training and equipment areas on the first level. Two indoor batting cages, a weight room and conditioning areas are scheduled to comprise the top floor, while a patio juts out from the northwest corner of the building to overlook the stadium and Roger Barnson Field.
ANTHONY MARNELL III
Anthony Marnell III is the President and minority owner of the M Resort Spa Casino. He is the son of casino-building pioneer Tony Marnell II, who built, owned and operated the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Marnell, under the direction of his father, learned the intricate details of the fast-paced, high action casino industry and worked his way through the Rio, learning all aspects of the business, eventually serving as the company's as the Vice President. He also was the Vice President, VIP Marketing for Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. following its acquisition of the Rio. Marnell has been as the helm of many organizations over the years and on March 1, 2009, he successfully helped open the M Resort on time and under budget. Also in 2009 he was named one of Southern Nevada's "50 Most Influential" by In Business Las Vegas and one of Southern Nevada's "20/20 Visionaries" by Nevada Business magazine. Marnell has been heavily involved with the Las Vegas community and currently is a Board Member of Tuscany Research Institute and was appointed to the Nevada State Athletic Commission in 2014 by Gov. Brian Sandoval. Marnell, who was born and raised in Las Vegas, attended the University of Arizona on a baseball scholarship until he was offered a professional baseball contract with the San Diego Padres. After a two-year stint in the Padres farm system, he returned to Las Vegas and completed his education with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Administration from UNLV in 1998. Marnell and his wife Lyndy are the proud parents of three children: Rex, Anthony IV and Ariana.