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Packed Stadium Illustrates Ripe Reno Soccer Culture

May 26, 2016

International opponents Liverpool FC U21s and Sacramento Republic FC stand for the recitation of their national anthems.
Credit Marcus Lavergne/Reno Public Radio

The Greater Nevada Field is a unique shared space that houses the Reno Aces baseball team and Reno’s forthcoming soccer team.

During last night’s test run, international clubs squared off in a friendly match. Standing among 1000’s of fans Aces President, Eric Edelstein (ed-uhl-steen), says the turnout shows how much local interest there is in the sport.

“By looking at the crowd and seeing how many folks are here tonight, there is a soccer culture already in Reno and we’re just gonna give them a place to unite.”

The local team is called the Reno 1868 Football Club. During halftime the official crest was unveiled. The cobalt blue symbol features the Truckee River and Sierra Nevada mountains.

Reno 1868 will take the field for its first game next March.