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Plan like a champion

Who says replay-worthy moments are reserved for the stadium? In Reno Tahoe, there’s a pulse that flows through the stands, slopes and river rapids. It’s in the nightlife, the downtown dining and the start-up distilleries. This is where hustle gets rewarded, action is inevitable, and you’re guaranteed to make MVP. And our roster of pros will work as hard as the athletes to get your crowd on their feet.

From mid-sized sports facilities to 600,000-square-foot spaces, Reno’s recreation facilities can accommodate any size sports event. The area’s sports facilities are conveniently located near hotels, within close proximity to the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, and are accessible via rideshare, taxis and buses meaning peace of mind for your participants when it comes to travel to and around the region.

Make your next event one for the books. Because we know one size doesn’t fit all, let us help you find the right venue so you can score big in the Biggest Little City.

Sports Facilities

Reno-Sparks Convention Center

More than 300,000 square feet of contiguous, columnless space makes the Reno-Sparks Convention Center perfect for indoor athletic competitions. The building includes five convention halls, a 30,000-square-foot ballroom for ceremonies and more than 100,000 square feet of meeting space. With various configurations that allow multiple halls to be used simultaneously for competition, the Reno-Sparks Convention Center is one of the most versatile sports venues on the West Coast.

Now with bleacher and riser seating capacity for more than 3,000 people, the convention center can provide your competitors with a premier sports experience and save your organization a considerable amount of money, all at the same time. Boasting average costs of 30% less than competing sports destinations, the possibilities just might surprise you.

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Reno Events Center

Every square foot of Reno’s most versatile venue is built for hosting sports and recreation events. Reno Events Center’s flexible 7,000-seat capacity and its location in the liveliest part of the city make it the place to be in Reno. The NBA G-League, Big Sky Conference, Reno Tournament of Champions and many others have utilized the stadium atmosphere to produce brilliant competitions.

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National Bowling Stadium

The only facility of its kind in the world, the National Bowling Stadium is dedicated to the sport of bowling. Opening in 1995, The Los Angeles Times called it the “Taj Mahal of Tenpins.” Living up to its name, the Stadium was elegantly designed with the tournament bowler in mind.

In recent years, the NBS has undergone a sparkling update to the playing surface, while still maintaining an incredible atmosphere for a fun and competitive event. With 78 lanes upstairs and 10 in a private function space downstairs, we are confident we can produce an experience you and your competitors will remember for years.

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Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center

The Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center is the location of choice for many equestrian events, as well as the home of the Reno Rodeo and other prestigious events. The RSLEC is situated on 43 acres of land located a few minutes from downtown Reno 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 stalls. The climate-controlled main arena has seating for 6,200 people, three show offices and a 150-by-300-foot dirt-floor arena.

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Golden Eagle Regional Park

This state-of-the-art sports park is located on 140 acres in Sparks and features 1.4 million square feet of artificial turf - the largest single installation artificial turf project in North America. It draws more than 1 million participants and spectators every year. Golden Eagle Regional Park is designed to accommodate the diverse needs of sports enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels.


$5,000 Sports Event Planner Incentive

Reno Tahoe is providing a $5,000 signing bonus when you book new business between now and December 31, 2024.

This hosted, one-on-one site inspection of the Reno Tahoe destination will help you see just what we have to offer. As a qualified guest of our Come See, Fly Free program, we’ll cover your airfare, premier accommodations, dining, entertainment and recreation. Learn more about our Come See, Fly Free program.

Most Reno Tahoe convention hotels remain independent and offer full 10% group room commissions. This is a great deal in a great city. We offer unique meeting planning flexibility, in addition to fewer restrictions than most destinations. This means hosts, exhibitors and attendees can enjoy valuable cost savings when you book your meeting here. Reach out to learn which convention hotels offer full 10% group room commissions.

Walk, eat, and sip your way through an action-packed itinerary showcasing the best Reno Tahoe has to offer, headlined by a one-of-a-kind special event. We’re talking exclusive concert performances, nine innings with a sunset backdrop, or an unrivaled lake day in Tahoe. Take your pick from a number of sensational Reno Tahoe sites, then let us take care of the rest. Learn more about the RTX program.

Indoor Sports

With four unique and expansive indoor sports venues to choose from, no event is too big or too small. Reno Tahoe has been home to events like the USA Karate National Championships and Team Trials, USA Volleyball Boy’s Junior National Championship and National Collegiate Volleyball Championships, USA Gymnastics Men’s Junior Olympic Nationals and T&T Stars and Stripes Championships, among others.

Coming in 2024: Indoor Track & Field

Outdoor Sports

The Reno Tahoe area has a variety of flexible outdoor venues as well. Golden Eagle Regional Park is a state-of-the-art sports complex that has adult and youth softball and baseball fields, four stadium-size football/soccer fields, multi-purpose fields and more. Rancho San Rafael Regional Park is a 580-acre park conveniently located just minutes from downtown Reno that offers an ideal setting for a variety of outdoor sports events. These facilities have successfully hosted events like the Triple Crown Sports Softball World Series, USA Track and Field Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships, USA Cycling Cyclo-cross Nationals and more.

Barrel racer at the Reno Rodeo


The Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center has both an indoor and outdoor arena, 660 stalls and acres of parking, making it an ideal venue for any size equestrian event. This event facility is also conveniently located less than two miles from the freeway and minutes from downtown Reno and Sparks. In addition to the iconic Reno Rodeo, the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center has hosted equestrian events such as the American Cowboy Team Roping Association National Finals, Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity and Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Road to Reno.

We can tell you about the success of events hosted at Reno Tahoe event facilities, but we know it means more coming from event organizers. These testimonials from some of the best in the industry speak for themselves.

“I wanted to say an overall ‘thank you’ once again for all the support the RSCVA provided for our Judo Senior Nationals. There have been numerous members sending compliments to us about Nationals and the support your team provided was a direct reason. Thanks again and we hope to work together again soon.”

Corinne Shigemoto

Director of Membership & Events

USA Judo

“I wanted to say thank you to you for all you did during our Western Regional event in Reno. The buzz around the office is Reno is the best place to work with and I now see why. You made our March event one of the best ever. I look forward to working with the Reno team again in the near future.”

Taryn Cass

Events & Boxing Operations

USA Boxing

We've utilized convention services around the country. Not all convention centers put the needs of the event first as the RSCC does.

Legion Sports Fest

If you are considering bringing your event to Reno Tahoe, the event staff is worth the trip! There was nothing they were unable or unwilling to help us with while we were there. And as event planners, we know how critical that is to our success. Well done, Reno Team!

American Farrier's Association Annual Convention

The Reno-Sparks Convention Center Team was amazing. Their positive, can do attitude and knowledge really impacted the success of the 2024 U.S. Open Taekwondo Championships.

US Open - USA Taekwondo

Staff - Helena Song, Chad Peters, lane monitors, and bowling support were excellent - made sure our event was flawless and it was!

High Desert Interscholastic Bowling Program

All of our requests were well received and they bent over backwards to ensure we were happy everything was perfect.

High Desert Team Penning/Sorting

Being a show producer in several Western US cities, this facility and the staff went above and beyond our needs. Always with a willingness and a smile! So thankful to have such an amazing venue in my backyard!!

Western States Gypsy Horse Club

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