Don’t be fooled by the name – the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center (RSLEC) is home base for a list of prestigious equine and rodeo events, including the nationally televised Reno Rodeo. The RSLEC is a favorite venue for youth and collegiate sporting competitions, motocross and national monster truck events, and there are also an amazing variety of consumer-based shows that take place at our venue, featuring everything from antiques, craft shows, trains and cars to RV and boat sales.
The Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center is a fitting venue for a variety of events, even those that don’t feature four-legged creatures.
Learn more about Health and Safety protocols in place at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center and find information on COVID-19 testing and vaccines on the Regional Information Center website.
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The Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center is situated on 43 acres of land located a few minutes from downtown Reno, easy driving distance to thousands of hotel rooms and 10 minutes from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The building features two indoor and two outdoor arenas, 3,100 paved and lighted parking spaces, and 660 10-by-12-foot animal stalls.
The climate-controlled main arena has seating for 6,200 people, three show offices, and a 150-by-300-foot dirt-floor arena.
The Livestock Pavilion, connected to the main arena via a tunnel, comprises a 1,000-seat arena or auction area, a 100-by-125-foot covered cutting area and a 90-by-200-foot outdoor arena.
Showcased on millions of TV screens around the world during the Reno Rodeo, the RSLEC rodeo arena has 9,491 seats, plus viewing suites and a 325-by-170-foot dirt floor arena.
For livestock events, the RSLEC has 19 barns on the property in addition to the stalls, convenient wash racks for horses, 216 multi-use stalls and 266 exhibitor truck and trailer spaces. For event participants, we offer full and partial RV hookups, we also have an RV dump station on site.
A versatile space, the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center has also held large sporting events, such as the World of Wrestling Championships.
For more information about booking your next event at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, please contact:
Director of Equestrian & Sports Sales
$10 per space / per day
Yes, depending on our event schedule. You can call (775) 688-5752 to ask about overnight haul-ins.
Concession stands at RSLEC accept cash, credit or debit cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.
If a ticketed event is taking place at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, tickets can be purchased at the ticket window by the main entrance of the facility. Some events, such as Monster Jam, also sell tickets through Ticketmaster.
Reno Rodeo tickets can be purchased on renorodeo.com or in person at the Reno Rodeo Ticket Office located at Gate #6 off Sutro and 9th Streets (on the west side of the Rodeo Office).
For more information, please call their office at (775) 329-3877.
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The Main Arena has a ramp at the west center doors that can access the concourse level, as well as a ramp at the back of the arena. There is handicap seating with rails on both the North and South sides. The Livestock Pavilion is accessible through the front and back doors. The Livestock Pavilion has handicap access with a removable ramp that allows access to the Main Arena floor through the LP tunnel. The Northeast and Southeast tunnels can also be used for handicap access, however there are no handrails in either of these tunnels. Additionally, there is a handicap ramp on the Northwest side of Grandstand #3 in the Rodeo Arena with handrails. There are 2 handicapped seating sections in the Rodeo Arena as well; 1 on the Northeast side and 1 on the South side. There are 42 handicapped parking spaces available on property.
For ticketed events, the RSLEC allows:
Prohibited items include, but are not limited to; bags larger than 12” X 6” X 12”, backpacks, duffle bags, weapons, cans, bottles, food, wallet chains, professional video/audio recording equipment (GoPro’s, tripods, camera bags, etc.), fireworks, laser pens/glow sticks, iPads, coolers.
Exceptions – sports bags for athletic event participants & coaches, technical equipment for Conventions & Trade shows, and diaper bags accompanied by the infant (1 bag per infant).
NO storage of prohibited items will be allowed on the premises.
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