National Bowling Stadium
The National Bowling Stadium opened in 1995 and is one of the largest bowling centers in the world. It’s much more than a bowling alley, with 78 lanes and stadium-style luxury seating for more than 1,000 spectators. During events and conferences, thousands of bowling fanatics congregate here from all over the world. Try to catch one of the tournaments here as the stadium isn’t open to the general public for bowling. Even if you’re not a bowling enthusiast, the sheer size of this place is amazing to behold.
Before heading inside, check out the 80-foot (24-meter) high aluminum dome on the front façade. It resembles a massive bowling ball and you’ll see the sun reflecting off it from almost anywhere in Reno.
In the lobby is a bronze statue donated by the Brunswick Corporation, one of the most well-known companies in the bowling world. The statue of family going bowling is a favorite photo spot for visitors.
Upstairs you’ll find the massive bowling center and stadium seating. The stadium is home to one of the world's longest video screens, onto which scores and images are projected.
Want to improve your game? While only competitors are allowed to bowl on the tournament lanes, visitors are welcome to try out the Computer Aided Tracking System (CATS) Lane. State-of-the-art technology provides an assessment and recommendations.
Check out the pro shop, or Lane 81 as it is known, stocked with the latest and greatest in bowling technology and equipment. Nearby is the Stadium Club, which has a full-service bar and an antique billiard table.
The National Bowling Stadium is an icon in America’s bowling history, providing a slice of pure Americana. The stadium is located in the heart of Reno’s downtown area, accessible to public transportation.