Reno lands American Basketball Association team that will play this fall

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The American Basketball Association announced Friday the Reno Rogues have been added to its record-setting expansion for the upcoming season that will begin in November.

"Reno is a great sports and entertainment city and we were very surprised when the G-League abandoned Reno and headed to California," ABA CEO Joe Newman said in a news release. "It left a great opening and two excellent owners have jumped in to fill the void."

The team will be owned and operated by Grind Athletics, LLC, which also owns and operates the Idaho Outlaws of the ABA.

"We are very excited about this opportunity," Grind Athletics said in a news release. "We believe that the basketball fans in Reno will really enjoy the fast-paced exciting ABA game and appreciate the affordable prices, too."

There are more than 100 teams in the ABA. The Reno Rogues would be part of the Pacific Conference. No location for home games has been set.

“Right now we are pursuing a few venues in Reno including the Reno Events Center and local high schools," owner Andy Swenson said. "Given the current state of our society easing back into the swing of things after the shutdown, we are experiencing delays in the negotiating process with schools as you can well imagine."

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