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.

The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) is now allowing open burning, as of March 4, 2017. Open burning will be allowed until TMFPD determines that fuel moistures and weather require burning to be closed. Residents are not required to get a new burn permit for 2017 if they currently have a valid 2016 permit. For more information, call the main TMFPD office at (775) 326-6000.

Residents of the TMFPD will be allowed to burn vegetation and ditches in preparation for spring irrigation and vegetation management of properties. Permits with all required restrictions and information may be downloaded from the TMFPD website or obtained at the main office (Washoe County Complex, 1001 East Ninth Street, Building D, Reno, NV 89512). Permits will not be available at fire stations. Burning must conclude by 2 p.m. each day and residents must adhere to the regulations listed on the burn permit.

Residents are subject to fines if they do not follow the regulations of the permit or burn outside the permissible burn times and dates. Burning of material in a burn barrel or the burning of trash is not allowed at any time. Residents who live on 1/4 acre or less will not be allowed to burn on their property. Residents are required to call the TMFPD burn line prior to burning at (775) 326-6000, to verify it is a permissible burn day.

TMFPD permits only include open buring in the unincorporated areas of Washoe County. For information about open burning in Reno and Sparks, visit these sites…

Source: Washoe County press release.

The Idlewild Park train is one of Reno’s most popular family attractions. Train rides for the 2017 season begin on Saturday, March 18, just in time for the Washoe County School District spring break.

From March 18 through April 2, the train will be open for rides daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Following spring break, it runs on weekends only through Memorial Day weekend, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The fare is $2 per person, cash only. Kids 2 and under ride free on an adult lap.

After Memorial Day, the Idlewild Park train will run every day except Mondays from May 30 through September 4, 2017. It will, however, operate on the Mondays of Memorial Day and Labor Day. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.