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Aces to Meet Pack in Baseball Battle

reno aces wolf pack baseballThe Reno Aces and the University of Nevada baseball team will play an exhibition game at 6:05 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6 at Aces Ballpark, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the University of Nevada Dugout Club, officials from both organizations jointly announced today.

The game will serve as the final tune-up for the Aces before the much-anticipated April 8 Opening Day at Aces Ballpark, while Nevada’s student-athletes will have the opportunity to compete against some of professional baseball’s top prospects at the Triple-A level.

The game will be played in an exhibition format, with Aces pitchers and catchers playing for both squads. All players will use wood bats, and the contest will last between seven and nine innings, depending on the status of the Aces pitching staff. Utilizing the traditional Minor League Spring Training format, pitchers will be placed on a pitch count, and should a pitcher reach his limit, the game will immediately proceed to the next half inning.

Tickets for this special event will go on-sale March 11 at the Aces Ballpark Box Office or by calling (775) 334-7000. Ticket prices will be $13 for adults and $7 for children.

Reno begins its 2010 regular season on April 8. For information on single-game tickets, season tickets or to book your group, call (775) 334-4700 or visit

Reno Aces highlight 2010 giveaway slate

reno aces baseballThe Reno Aces organization just announced ten post-game fireworks shows, 50-cent hot dogs nights and a slew of exciting giveaways highlight a jam-packed 2010 Reno Aces promotional schedule.

The 2010 Aces promotional schedule includes the return of some of the most popular promotions from the 2009 season, and the introduction of a number of brand-new giveaways, theme nights and discount offers.

Back again in 2010 will be a post-game fireworks extravaganza following every Friday home game. The Aces will also present a special fireworks show on Sunday, July 4 as part of their Independence Day Celebration at Aces Ballpark.

New for 2010, Aces Ballpark will feature 50-cent hot dogs on May 11, June 22 and Aug. 31, and every Thursday is a Coors Light Thirsty Thursday™. The club will honor the men and women in uniform on June 11 with Military Night, as the Aces will play in special camouflage jerseys. Reno will also don special jerseys again on Aug. 21 at the ballpark.

Among a full-slate of giveaways are adult and youth jerseys, skateboard decks, youth catcher’s chest protector backpacks and a barbecue set.

The first chance to pick up single-game tickets for the 2010 season is this Saturday, March 6 at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Aces Ballpark Box office, online at or by calling (775) 334-7000. Fans are encouraged to act quickly, as tickets for Opening Week, July 4 and all promotional dates are expected to go fast.

Reno Aces Promotional Calendar

April 9        Firework Friday & Magnetic Schedules for 2,500 fans
April 10     Fleece Blankets for 3,000 fans
April 12      Aces Scarves for 3,000 fans
April 24     Reversible Bucket Hats for 2,500 fans
May 11        50 cent Hot Dog Night
May 14        Firework Friday
May 28        Firework Friday
June 6          Lil’ Kinz Plush Cows for 1,250 fans, 12 and under
June 7         Adult Jerseys for 1,250 fans, 18 and over
June 11        Fireworks Friday and Military Night
June 13        Youth Caps for 1,500 fans, 12 and under
June 22        50 cent Hot Dog Night
June 25        Firework Friday
July 5            BBQ Tool Sets for 2,500 fans
July 16         Firework Friday
July 18         Youth Jerseys for 1,500 fans, 12 and under
July 23         Firework Friday
July 24         Skateboard Deck for 1,500 fans, 18 and over
July 30         Firework Friday
August 6      Firework Friday
August 8      Youth Catcher’s Chest Protector Backpacks for 1,500 fans, 12 and under
August 31    50 cent Hot Dog Night
September 1    Collector’s Hats for 2,500 fans

Baseball fans getting revved up for the Reno Aces

The crack of the bat, a hotdog and a cool beer under the warm sun in Reno-Tahoe … the first season for the Reno Aces is finally under way with a new ballpark on the banks of the Truckee River in downtown Reno.

Triple A baseball’s newest team will take to the field tonight with a home opener that promises to be a spectacle for both locals and visitors. And it’s a long time coming. Residents, investors and fans of the sport have long pursued the dream of building a world-class baseball stadium in the Reno-Sparks region, to take advantage of the region’s growing population, great weather and tourism base. The stadium, located in the heart of downtown Reno’s redevelopment district, offers another reason to head downtown – the Aces will offer 73 home games, playing in the exciting Pacific Coast League.

The stadium is just another in a long line of improvements to the visitor experience in Reno. The city’s “Renaissance” has included construction of a riverwalk district complete with boutiques, pubs, coffee shops, restaurants, a movie complex and public areas, including an outdoor amphitheater. Within the last couple years, train tracks through downtown Reno were rerouted through a trench to create a more pedestrian-friendly atmosphere, while part of the trench was covered, allowing for a new public space, a boon for the many special events held throughout the spring, summer and fall months.

Last fall saw the opening of the West Street Market, a rehabilitated commercial area that now houses a wine bar, a teahouse, coffee shops and stores. It also plays host to farmers and craft markets, as well as live performances.

Several city-style condominium projects in downtown have also enlivened the culture of the area, creating a new market for everything for everything from the arts to commerce. Downtown hotel-casinos have also undergone first-class remodels.

If you haven’t planned to attend a Reno Aces game yet, log on and get your tickets. Baseball is finally here and you’re going to love it.

Season tickets on sale for Reno Aces baseball

A new baseball stadium is rising in Downtown Reno at the Truckee River redevelopment district, home to the Reno Aces, a Triple A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. With the first pitch set for April 2009, the team announced that season ticket packages are finally on sale.

Five different packages are available, ranging from $8 to $25 per game. Season ticket holders are guaranteed seats for all home dates during the 2009 season, including games on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day.

For more information on the Reno Aces, including ballpark updates and ticket reservation information, log on to or call 775-334-4700.

Also, check out the live Web cam to view progress of the ballpark construction.

Play ball!

baseball groundbreaking

The years-long struggle to bring a Triple A minor league baseball to Reno came one step closer to becoming reality this week with groundbreaking for a new baseball stadium and retail complex that will eventually be home to a development team for the Arizona Diamondbacks major league franchise. The team, formerly named the Tucson Sidewinders, will relocate to Reno with the first pitch slated to be thrown in April, 2009.

Developers, local officials and team executives rolled out the red carpet at the site, hosting a crowd of 300 future fans and setting up a faux ball field with the promise that when the real field is finished next year, baseball fans will come – as many as 500,000 attendees over the course of 72 home games, said Stuart Katzoff, owner of SK Baseball, the partnership behind the project.

Plans for a baseball franchise add to the excitement of the urban renewal that has brought downtown Reno a new Riverwalk district, a whitewater kayak park, luxury condominiums, and top-shelf bars and restaurants, to add to existing gaming attractions. As part of the 6.5-acre stadium development, plans include a shopping plaza, giving visitors another reason to make their way downtown.
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To see another rendering of the proposed development, visit Reno’s Downtown Makeover site here

Reno’s downtown baseball stadium district (Reno and its Discontents)

Reno: baseball groundbreaking (The Urban Blog)

New Triple A team will be D-Backs affiliate, Big turnout for stadium groundbreaking (Reno Gazette-Journal)
Reno Baseball Website!!!

– Jim Scripps