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Reno Barons Arena Football Coming to Downtown

- I mentioned this yesterday on my Facebook page but didn't have time to add it here until this morning.

The Reno Barons will make their indoor football debut in 2011 in downtown Reno at the Reno Events Center. This will be their home turf. It will be nice to see the events center get used more, now for two sports franchises, and it will be awesome to get another professional sports franchise in Reno. More entertainment options! Each season consists of 14 to 16 games, half on the road and half here.

It's something CEO Cesare “Chez” Jennings has been working on for the past couple of years. He now has the franchise, a place to play, but no league yet.

They will announce which conference they will play in next week.

Arena football is a fast-paced, fast-scoring game that doesn't have the long pauses of regular football or baseball. Usually arena football games have the energy of a hockey game.

The Reno Barons are looking for a mascot and dancers.

The Arena Football League went bankrupt in 2008. But a different league, with the same name, began play in 2010 and was comprised of teams from the original AFL and af2. Jennings confirmed the team will not play in the AFL.


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Posted by: Caroll Palmore - 7/23/2010 9:02:27 PM
I can't wait for it!!! I used to go to arena football in Indianapolis about 6 years ago and it was FUN!!! It isn't NFL, but hey it's football!!! I can't wait to see who will be coaching. I actually know some of the old coaches from Orlando. Hope Pooch is one of them.

Posted by: Fuller fan - 7/27/2010 2:04:18 PM
Can't wait for the season to start but I do wish it was easier to find out a but more about tryouts. My best friend is in the Reno foodball league and if he had the opertunity to tryout I know he could make it!! Amber_2713@yahoo.com

Posted by: BEN - 8/11/2010 5:10:33 PM
If they're not playing in the AFL, then you CAN'T CALL IT ARENA FOOTBALL.

Posted by: Russell - 10/30/2010 6:05:56 PM

Posted by: Roger - 3/18/2011 5:05:31 AM
This is going to be GREAT! AFL or not!