Triple-A Baseball Stadium for Reno?

By: Joe Harrington, KOLO Email
By: Joe Harrington, KOLO Email

The Reno Planning Commission will consider permits allowing construction of a Triple-A baseball stadium in Reno. But if they build it, will they come?

The Reno Silver Sox General Manager Kurt Jacey says the team is a double-a independent. Others, consider it a Single-A equivalent.

Jacey says on average, about 13 to 14 hundred people attend games, but 18 hundred are needed to break even.

Now, the City of Reno Planning Commission will hold public hearings for a proposed Triple-A baseball stadium. The stadium is slated to accommodate roughly 10,000 and could be built East of Evans Avenue and North of 2nd, or near the Grand Sierra Resort.

Some at Monday's Reno Silver Sox game say the fans will support a Triple-A team. "We love the Silver Sox and everything too but I'm sure a lot of people would... like it if they have a team that's affiliated with a major league baseball team," Silver Sox Fan Darren Jones said. The ownership of the Tucson Sidewinders has expressed interest in moving the Triple-A team to Reno.

The Planning Commission will take up the issue at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Reno City Hall.

Click Here for the city staff report.


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