FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the Reno Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority (RSCVA) funded?
The RSCVA's revenue comes from four sources:
    * Room license tax paid by visitors when they stay in a transient rental facility in Washoe County
    * Revenue from operation of facilities owned by the RSCVA
    * Investment income
    * Marketing revenue (visitors centers/services)

What is the RSCVA's mission?
The mission of the RSCVA is to attract overnight visitors to Reno-Tahoe lodging properties through tourism marketing, convention sales and facility operations, featuring local amenities, attractions and events; thereby enhancing the economic benefit and quality of life for Northern Nevada.

Why isn't the public allowed to bowl in the National Bowling Stadium?
The NBS was designed specifically to bring more visitors to our area and the RSCVA's primary focus is on booking tournaments. The RSCVA has and will continue to offer local residents a chance to bowl at the stadium during special events and promotions held throughout the year.

Is there an admission charge to get into the National Bowling Stadium?
The stadium remains open and free of charge, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. Hours of operation are usually extended when a tournament is taking place. The public is invited and encouraged to come in and tour this impressive facility.

Why does the RSCVA charge for parking during events at the Convention Center?
Parking fees generate revenues, which helps support the on-going operations of the facility. Charging for parking is a standard practice of event facilities all around the country. Typically, event facilities charge an average of $4 - $8 for on-site parking compared to the $7 fee charged by the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

Who is responsible for event/show advertising of events held at the convention center?
Show promoters are responsible for their own advertising. The RSCVA strongly urges the promoter to accurately represent their product in all forms of advertisements and/or promotions but has no control over their advertising message.

How often are RSCVA Board Meetings held and how can I find out what's on the agenda?
The RSCVA Board meetings typically take place on the 4th Thursday of every month, at 8 a.m. at the RSCVA Reno-Town Mall offices, however, special circumstances sometimes require date or time changes. RSCVA Board Meetings are open to the public.  The agenda is also posted 5 working days before the meetings happen here.

Nevada's Open Meeting Law requires RSCVA meeting agendas to be available to the public; posted at the Reno Sparks Convention Center and in three other public places, four working days prior to the meeting.