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Saturday’s home opener to be played without fans

By Kevin Bass, 08/05/20, 9:45AM PDT


Fans encouraged to drop off posters on Friday to display in stadium

RENO, Nev. – Reno 1868 FC’s home opener on Saturday, August 8 will be played without fans, in compliance with local regulations. There will be a way for fans to have their presence felt at Greater Nevada Field however, with 1868 hosting a poster drop-off event on Friday. Fan-made posters will be proudly displayed in areas behind the goals Saturday.

"We are certainly disappointed that we won't be able to host fans in our return to Greater Nevada Field,” said general manager Doug Raftery. “However, the players and coaches are asking for your support in another way - we would love to have your passion for the club in the stadium on match day and this is the perfect opportunity to do that."

Fan-made posters dropped off between noon and 6 p.m. PT at the Greater Nevada Field team shop will be displayed in the stadium at Saturday’s game. All fans dropping off posters will also receive a 15 percent discount in the team store.

Signs are recommended to be as large as possible, with 24’ x 36’ being ideal. Posters containing any abusive or profane language or imagery will not be displayed. Please note that the team shop is currently cashless, and capacity inside will be limited. All fans in attendance are required to wear masks at all times.

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