PDA

View Full Version : Reno is neat!


RW22
07-21-2007, 03:44 AM
What an offensive exlposion tonight in Reno!! If this is anything close to what to expect the rest of the way this year---look out!
The stadium is not what I expected, but was adequate--I know there are thoughts on a new one...but if there were problems earlier this year here, I think they have changed.
A very entertaining night---just thought I would drop a "good thought" line. There is plenty wrong in the GBL, but there is also some goood stuff too!!

Thanks S. Sox for being vocal, I have never been to your yard before tonight--but I enjoyed myself very much. I hope, and think, that it is an indication of positive change.

DawgsBooster2
07-21-2007, 11:05 AM
Last year, Mary, and I and my son, James went out for a series of games in Reno (on our way to Chico and the All Star circus). We liked the Reno fans well enough and the staff were very nice to us.

Though, it was hot as Hades and the actual city of Reno left much to be desired, the baseball was good.

S.Sox
07-21-2007, 05:10 PM
Thanks RW22... How did you like the "field turf"?? Only dirt in the park is at the Pitchers Mound....
S.Sox

DawgsBooster2
07-21-2007, 05:23 PM
Thanks RW22... How did you like the "field turf"?? Only dirt in the park is at the Pitchers Mound....
S.Sox

I can tell you that the player who lived with Mary for two summers (Seth Pietsch) loved the all turf field. He liked the way he slid on it into second and third and LOVED that he could ditch the spikes and wear turf shoes.

RW22
07-22-2007, 01:53 AM
As a fan from the stands, it was different--looks weird, but if the players like it---who am I to say?? I wouldnt mind trying to take a few grounders during BP the next time I get up there, just to get a perspective on how it really plays. I was up there just on a fluke of business, saw an opportunity to head over and brought a nice group with me. Next time I am up that way, I will look you all up!! The city did leave a litle left to be desired, but Vegas does too in spots; so I will reserve judgement on that until i have more time to spend in town. (maybe the playoffs!?!)
Again, a good time had by the family, and a very entertaining game!

peeaanuut
07-22-2007, 08:00 PM
had a great time in Yuma last night. It was nasty hot but a good game was on the field so the heat was nothing a few beers couldnt fix. Too bad we lost. =( We did get to see Kap hit 2 nice bombs. I agree about the town, there is nothing to do there.

ChicoManiac
07-24-2007, 04:13 AM
I agree on Reno being a nice experience....been to two games there this year and both times there have been large groups.....once was the local hospital or medical center that must have had 500 people in the left field line bleachers....Chico doesn't seem to do this and could probably learn from the Sox front office....also liked the dual mascots as they seemed to be higher energy than ours because they were always playing off one another...but it's a tough stadium to get around in because the seating areas are all chopped up and don't flow together...you always have to go behind the stands.

Silver Sox seem to be doing even better with advertising this year as they took down those large pictures of University of Nevada - Reno players off the outfield wall and now have it covered with sponsor signs.

I like the town of Reno....but that's because we love staying at the Silver Legacy to gamble and going up to Pyramid Lake to fish...I know it's not Las Vegas but it's a great compared to the Indian casinos we have in the Oroville and Redding areas.

Go Outlaws!

Silver Sox Fan
07-24-2007, 01:16 PM
The thing with Reno is that the Stadium is on the university campus in a residential area. If you drive there on I-80, all you'll see is the casinos on Virginia and think that is the whole town. The real action is further south...the middle of town has a mall and all the chain restaurants and the far south (where I live) has a new outdoor mall, more restaurants including BJs, Johnny Corinos, etc.; it also will have a Station's Casino with a Bass Pro Shop in the near future.

One idea with the triple A stadium is that with it being downtown, it will cause a whole commericial district to emerge. Not sure if that is true but Peccole won't do that.

As for Peccole itself, it is getting better. I too am glad to see the pics of WOlfpack players come down. I still want to see some Sox representation on the scoreboard or over the concessions stand. And the stands are disjointed as they were each added seperately as money became available. The whole baseball program almost folded a few years back until Mr. Peccole donated money, local contractors donated labor, and (much later) the GBL paid for lights and assisted with Field Turf--the UNR baseball team did not even play night games until 2 years ago thanks to the GBL. I believe they were one of the last two teams in the WAC to not have a lighted field. Unfortunately, all this progressive building led to a hodge podge stadium and it shows with things like having to leave the stands to enter another part.

Chico seems more like a minor league park and I wrote on that a little in another post so I now can see where you are coming from when you compare the two, ChicoManiac. But, the Sox are doing their best to get the ball rolling. It is just a slow process.

Funny how we all wish our team did things like other teams. You think all the league owned teams would share and implement similar successful ideas. After all, there is no competition between any teams except OC and LB. I really liked the Chico experience but I'm not going to drive 3 hours to get my GBL fix there when the local GBL team is 20 minutes from my house. I'll just focus my efforts there and I am sure most other fans would do the same.

sandiegopaul
07-24-2007, 01:46 PM
Hi Gang:
Obviously I am a GBL fanatic and will continue to patronize GBL stadiums, but if you want to see what can be done with substantial financial backing in Independent baseball (Frontier League's Traverse City, MI Beachbums), take a look at the stadium photos on this website. I have seen this stadium and it is WOW. The business that paid for the majority of this construction is a family-owned building supply company. The family now owns and operates the team and stadium. Perhaps we in the GBL are not dreaming big enough; settling for mediocre. This stadium would look good in any present or future GBL city.
Paul

www.traversecitybeachbums.com

S.Sox
07-24-2007, 02:57 PM
Hi Gang:
Obviously I am a GBL fanatic and will continue to patronize GBL stadiums, but if you want to see what can be done with substantial financial backing in Independent baseball (Frontier League's Traverse City, MI Beachbums), take a look at the stadium photos on this website. I have seen this stadium and it is WOW. The business that paid for the majority of this construction is a family-owned building supply company. The family now owns and operates the team and stadium. Perhaps we in the GBL are not dreaming big enough; settling for mediocre. This stadium would look good in any present or future GBL city.
Paul

www.traversecitybeachbums.com


sandiegopaul;

You hit that on the nose!, that is a beautiful stadium!!!!!!
I don't see why the local BIG Money guys in Reno don't come out and support the SS as they should. They may be doing the "wait and see" method.

The Reno area is loaded with coperate money from the Casinos to Industrial/Manufacturing Giants ( Tax Breaks from the State to move here) that I'm sure would love the advertising/tax break of a stadium in thier name.

I'm sure it's just the thing where the Sox/GBL need to prove thier here to STAY!!!!!

S.Sox

Pounder
07-24-2007, 02:59 PM
The stadium where the Boise Hawks play is similar to Peccole.

I disagree with sandiegopaul. Look at crowds in, say, Eugene. Eugene Civic Stadium is an old WPA project still standing after about 70 years (and surely a renovation or two). They get their 3,500 per game, quite substantial for the Northwest League. People aren't necessarily looking for state of the art.

MORE TO THE POINT, if you look at older English soccer stadia (usually no corners, so each side can be renovated by itself, and perhaps expanded), you're seeing the future. The publically funded stadium train is, for the most part, leaving the station, and if downtown Reno AAA stadium does happen, it will be one of the last exceptions to this rule. I really think you're going to see more parks like Peccole, at least if the sport wants to continue.

I should say (which I have on, of all places, a travel-oriented site) that Reno could use a downtown ballpark (or at least SOMETHING) as a catalyst to clean up some of the more unfortunate parts of downtown there. Of course, I'm not a big fan of malls and chain restaurants anyway.

Baseball Dad
08-08-2007, 05:53 PM
Went to Sat., Sun. & Mon. games vs. Long Beach. Found the stadium nice & clean, and the staff and fans very friendly (even had a couple of them kind of rooting for my son..lol). Seemed like there was something going on in between every inning which made for great entertainment. About the only thing I didn't care for was the wind and tight slot machines. lol