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 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.

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.