Planning a sports event is never easy, and finding a location that meets all of your specifications is even harder. A successful event is about more than the games won and lost; it is about the time spent with family and the memories made. That’s why Reno Tahoe is a sports planner’s dream come true, and another reason why Interbike, the country’s largest bicycle industry trade show, is moving its week-long event to northern Nevada.
Notable Recent/Upcoming Events
- USA Karate National Championships (July 11 – 15, 2018)
- Athletx – 2018 Baseball Nationals (June 15 – 28)
- Big Sky Conference Basketball Championships (March 5 – 10, 2018)
- USA Gymnastics Stars and Stripes (July 17 – 22, 2018)
- Interbike Marketweek and RenoCross CycloCross Championships (September 15 – 20, 2018)
CVB/Sports Commissions Services Offered
- Volunteer Staff
- PR/Media Assistance
- Site Visits
- Transportation Assistance
- Mobile Apps
- Lodging Services
- Grant Programs
- Welcome Bags/Gifts
- Itinerary Development
- Event Planning Assistance
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- Reno-Sparks Convention Center
- Reno Events Center
- Golden Eagle Regional Park
- National Bowling Stadium
- Reno Sports Complex
- Sparks Marina Park
- Rancho San Rafael Park
Reno-Sparks Convention Center
With a little creativity, the Reno-Sparks Convention Center can host virtually any indoor sports event. The 500,000-square-foot facility has hosted events such as the Summer National Fencing Championships, Junior National Volleyball Championships, USA Taekwondo National Championships and Jam On It AAU basketball tournaments. Choose from one of five massive exhibit halls to host your event. The facility also has meeting rooms that can be used for registration, coaches meetings or trophy ceremonies. Boasting superior costumer service, guaranteed for all clients, this convention center is an easy choice for any sports event.
Reno Events Center
From pop superstars to headlining comics, the Reno Events Center is just the right size. Every square foot of Reno’s most versatile venue is built for entertainment, from world tour concert kickoffs to electrifying boxing matches, and everything in between. Its flexible 7,000-seat capacity and its location in the liveliest part of the city make it the place to be in Reno. The REC also hosts the NBA D-League Reno Bighorns, and has been the home of multiple D-League Showcases as well as World League Volleyball. This center is the perfect place to accommodate a sports planner’s every need.
Golden Eagle Regional Park
Consistency can be a major challenge when it comes to field maintenance, and can also prove costly for budgets and natural resources. In an efforts to curb these concerns, the City of Sparks constructed Golden Eagle Regional Park. Built in 2008, Golden Eagle covers more than 100 acres and feature more than 1.4 million sq. ft. of artificial turf, making it the largest facility of its type on the continent. The complex houses four full-size baseball fields, four youth baseball fields, six softball fields, three full-size football/soccer fields, four volleyball courts and two bocce courts. With ample parking, seating, lighting, pavilions and a full-service restaurant, Golden Eagle Regional Park is a great, all-in-one tournament venue.
Sports: Soccer, baseball, football, softball, volleyball, bocce
National Bowling Stadium
Spanning 363,000 square feet with 78 championship lanes, Reno’s National Bowling Stadium is the largest bowling stadium in the world. Visitors can fully equip themselves in the stadiums pro shop and enjoy a leisurely day at the stadium club. It also features a 172-seat theater and a 440-foot-wide screen, the longest video screen in the world.
The stadium can be recognized from miles away due to the 80-foot-tall silver bowling ball perched atop its roof. For all-in-one bowling tournaments, there truly is no other venue like the National Bowling Stadium.
Reno Sports Complex
Take a swing at Reno Sports Complex, which directly overlooks Rancho San Rafael Regional Park. This facility hosts both slow and fast pitch games, including several youth All-Stars and World Series championships. Athletes will appreciate competing on tidy dirt fields equipped with fences and bleachers. Spectators will have the privilege of viewing Reno’s beautiful skyline and Sierra Nevada mountains while watching the game. Afterward, treat the team to snacks from the complex’s popular concession stand.
Sports: Baseball, softball
Sparks Marina Park
With walking paths, trees and sandy beaches surrounding a 77 acre lake, the Sparks Marina Park is a great place for sporting events. The one-billion gallons of water are put to good use for recreational activities such as boating (no gas engines), scuba diving, wind surfing, sailing, fishing and swimming. Additional activities and facilities include a dog park, volleyball courts, playgrounds, picnic areas, showers and a concession stand (summer months). The Sparks Marina was home to the Pro Wakeboard Tour for four years. Located next door is the Legends at Sparks Marina shopping center, home to Scheel’s, the world’s largest sports store.
Sports: Water sports, volleyball, fishing
Rancho San Rafael Park
Less than a mile from downtown Reno, the park’s 600 acres of manicured turf, natural desert and wetland habitats are popular with locals and visitors. The park provides four covered picnic areas for group and family use, nature and walking trails, a playground, a multi-use pasture area and plenty of room to play in the sun or relax under a tree. The park also is home to the Wilbur May Center, comprised of the Wilbur D. May Museum, May Arboretum and Botanical Gardens and the Wilbur May Great Basin Adventure. The restored Ranch House may be reserved for meetings and special events. Host to the 2018 Cyclocross Nationals.
Sports: Biking, volleyball, running, hiking
Things to do in Reno
In a city as exciting as Reno, there’s enough entertainment for everyone in the family. Enjoy a relaxing day at one of the region’s 50 golf courses, or take your pick of first-class spas and resorts. Enjoy a stroll or art walk along the Riverwalk District or the burgeoning MidTown area. There’s also major retail and outlet shopping, as well as myriad fine and casual dining restaurants offering diverse menus featuring local meats and produce.
Let’s not forget the family activities that will keep the entire group entertained. At The Discovery Museum in downtown Reno, everyone can get involved in the science center’s hands-on experiments and exhibits. Wild Island Family Adventure Park gives kids a chance to run around at its many pools and water slides, test out their driving skills on the go-karts or strike out the competition at the bowling alley. Gather up the team and take them for an exhilarating adventure at Ultimate Rush Thrill Park. Combining the elements of hang-gliding, bungee-jumping and sky diving into on 185-foot tower fall, this park sets the stage for the perfect team-building activity. Outdoor adventurers have plenty of options from kayaking at Truckee River White Water Kayak Park to swimming in beautiful Lake Tahoe.
Whether you’re relaxing after a long day of play or spending time with the family, this city has something for everyone. From skiing to kayaking, everyone will walk away with unforgettable memories from a great family vacation.
Triple Crown Sports has seen increasing success in the Reno-Tahoe area over the last four years. The RSCVA sports staff, our hotel partners, and all the area’s sports facilities have gone above and beyond for TCS and our tournaments. All four sports properties that Reno-Tahoe hosts are not only successes on the field, but off the field as well. Our athletes and their families truly enjoy the destination as they can come and seriously compete on first-rate fields, then relax after the competition in a world-class setting. The Reno area is a great destination for our growing national event business.
Triple Crown Sports: Katrina Maestas (Western World Series Director)
How to Get to Reno
By Air: Getting to Reno Tahoe is easier than ever with new nonstop service to Los Angeles, Oakland, Boise and New York City. With more nonstop flights to Dallas and Atlanta coming online soon, arrangements for your next event will be even more convenient. Chicago, Phoenix, Seattle and Denver remain in regular rotation, and the Reno-Tahoe International Airport is committed to adding more air service to accommodate the destination’s growing tech industry. Wherever your competitors hail from, Reno Tahoe USA is not far away!
Company Name: Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority
Sports Sales Manager: Shelli Fine
Title: Director of Sports Development