Pro soccer comes to Reno

March 22, 2017

Reno’s new professional soccer team, Reno 1868 FC, will be playing its first regular season home game at Greater Nevada Field on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Their opponent will be the Orange County Soccer Club. The game starts at 7 p.m.

Reno 1868 FC (Football Club) is a professional soccer team in the United Soccer League, a Division II league under Major League Soccer (MLS) in North America. Reno 1868 FC is affiliated with the MLS San Jose Earthquakes.

Single-game tickets, group tickets and other options are available online. For dates and tickets for upcoming 2017 season home games, refer to the “Reno 1868 FC 2017 Schedule.” Home games are played at Greater Nevada Field in downtown Reno, home of the Reno Aces baseball team.

Our other professional sports team, Reno Aces baseball, begins its 2017 season at home with a game on Tuesday, April 11 vs. the Albuquerque Isotopes. First pitch is at 6:35 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day in 2017 falls on Friday, March 17. While many festivities and activities have already happened, Reno lives up to its reputation as a party town on St. Patrick’s Day itself. Some local restaurants and casinos will be having Irish-themed food and drink. Along Wells Avenue and elsewhere in Reno and Sparks, you’ll find a big selection of Irish pubs where you can get down with traditional celebrating and downing of the green beer and spirits.

Make it a safe St. Patrick’s Day and ride the bus if your celebrating involves enjoying adult beverages. RTC RIDE, RTC RAPID, and Sierra SPIRIT will be offering free rides from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. on routes throughout the Truckee Meadows.

Many of our St. Patrick’s Day festivities and activities are happening before the main event, which in 2017 is on Friday, March 17.

On Saturday, March 4, 2017, the Sparks Shamrock Shuffle includes a 5K fun run and lots of other fun activities and parties at Victorian Square. The following Saturday, March ll, features the Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry and related St. Patrick’s Day activities up in Virginia City. You can also consider joining fellow St. Patrick’s Day partiers during the Leprechaun Crawl in downtown Reno. And on Sunday, March 12, take a fun run through MidTown Reno at the Leprechaun Race and help support the Discovery Museum.

Many activities with an adult focus will be on St. Patrick’s Day itself. One of the biggest parties will be at Ceol Irish Pub, though you will find a number of other Irish pubs in the area in which to celebrate.

You can ride Reno / Sparks public transit RTC buses for free on St. Patrick’s Day after 4 p.m. Hop on the bus for a safe ride home after enjoying that green beer and Irish whiskey.

Get details about these events and more from “St. Patrick’s Day Activities in the Reno Region.”