RENO - There are plenty of parking spaces downtown, but not all of them are free. Many casinos that typically allow free parking will be charging Reno Aces fans during the game, but those parking fees can get you some goodies if you head inside the casino and eat or play. That's why fans are advised to scout out a parking space early and allow for plenty of travel time to get to the game.
Baseball fans traveling from US 395 should take the Mill Street exit to Lake Street. From I-80, take either Virginia Street or Sierra Street. The main exit street will be Center Street. The stadium does not have parking, but there are plenty of places downtown to park for the game.
Fans will also want to watch out for temporary street closures. Evans Avenue between 2nd Street and 4th Street will be closed. Kuenzli Street westbound will be closed at Park Street one hour prior to the game, with westbound traffic detouring southbound onto Park Street. Second Street eastbound between Lake Street and Evans Avenue will be closed for one hour after the game. One lane of Second Street westbound, on the south side of the stadium, will also be closed one block east of Evans Avenue to allow for emergency vehicle staging.
Reno police will be assisting with traffic control for the game, and with thousands of fans expected for this sold-out opener, there will be a lot of foot traffic drivers will need to be aware of.
In addition to urging drivers to watch out for pedestrians, walkers are being urged to cross streets safely by using the designated crosswalks at intersections.
Cal-Neva and Harrah's will both be charging 10 dollars to park. That fee at Harrah's will get you a discount on food or in the gift shop. Cal-Neva is offering fee play with it's parking pass.
At the Fitzgeralds Casino, the parking rate will drop from $7.50 to 5 dollars during the game.
If you want to park for free, you're going to have to walk a little farther to the stadium from the Circus Circus and The Silver Legacy. Metered parking downtown is free after 6pm.
Fans can also take the bus to the game. R-C Ride serves the stadium and downtown. RTC Sierra Spirit is a free bus that runs every 10 minutes throughout downtown.