Reno Council Scraps Bowling Stadium Retrofit

City of Reno, Nevada
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The Reno City Council has scrapped plans to retrofit the National Bowling Stadium and connect it to a new events center.

The project would have added meeting rooms and allowed the bowling lanes to be changed into a ballroom.

The idea was to get more use out of the stadium, which sits dark 18 months out of every three years.

But the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority said it is negotiating with the Women's International Bowling Congress to hold a tournament here two out of every three years.

Officials said moving ahead with the plan was premature until the bowling congress makes a decision.

Though the retrofit has been canceled, plans for the convention center continue. That project is expected to be completed by the end of next year.