Sports Teams in Reno Tahoe
The crack of the bat, the swish of the net, a hole-in-one, the touchdown celebration in the endzone, Reno Tahoe offers plenty of thrilling professional, collegiate or individual sports action and exciting outdoor recreation.
The Reno Aces are a Minor League Baseball franchise; the team is a member of the Pacific Coast League and is the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Owned by SK Baseball, the Aces are a part of the Pacific Conference's North Division along with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Salt Lake Bees and Tacoma Rainiers. Greater Nevada Field, a 9,100-capacity venue constructed for the team, opened in Spring 2009 in the heart of downtown Reno. The stadium is part of the Freight House District, an exciting year-round entertainment complex that offers unparalleled retail, dining and nightlife options.
The Reno Bighorns are a NBA Development League team affiliated with the Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies and the Utah Jazz. The team plays at the Reno Events Center in the heart of downtown Reno, from late November through early April.
The Barracuda Championship is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour. Founded in 1999, it is played annually in August. The tournament is held at the Montrêux Golf and Country Club, located midway between Reno and Lake Tahoe. The course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and opened in 1997; its average elevation is 5,600' above sea level.
The American Century Celebrity Golf Classic is the premier celebrity golf tournament on the Celebrity Players Tour. It is traditionally held during the second full week of July at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, Nevada, on the shores of Lake Tahoe.
The Reno 1868 FC are a United Soccer League team affiliated with Major League Soccer's San Jose Earthquakes. The team will begin their inaugural season in 2017 at Greater Nevada Field, located in downtown Reno. The USL regular season spans from March to September, with playoff games in October.
The University of Nevada has a long and storied athletics tradition. Though often known as UNR within the state, the university prefers to be called simply Nevada for athletics purposes; its sports teams are nicknamed the Wolf Pack. They participate in the NCAA's Division I (FBS for football) and in the Western Athletic Conference.