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Long-awaited south Reno Sportsdome project back on with projected 2021 opening

An artist rendering in the for the original Sportsdome concept in south Reno. (Handout)

With the Reno Ice indoor ice skating facility opening in south Reno last month, another major project is in the works in the same region.

Construction has resumed on the new Reno Sportsdome located on South Meadows in The Loop area. The much-anticipated project has partnered with Swift Urgent Clinic and Spine Nevada Minimally Invasive Spine Institute and will be re-named Swift Sportsdome. The first Sportsdome is located off Sutro Street near Hug High School. A second location in south Reno was expected to break ground in 2019 and open in 2020 but had been delayed, in part due to the pandemic. The 120,000 square-foot indoor facility is scheduled to open in fall 2021.

"We are extremely excited to be partnering with Swift," Sportsdome owner Owen Blake said in a news release. "This partnership creates a tremendous amount of added value for our members to go along with the same quality experience players have come to expect from the Sportsdome."

In addition to offering both turf and court space for several sports, Swift Sportsdome will incorporate on-site physical therapy, medical evaluations, on-site medical staff, sports science training, concussion screening and more through the partnership with Swift, the Reno-based orthopedic and spine care specialists.

The new Swift Sportsdome will accommodate more than three times the capacity of the existing university location and offer a wider variety of sports and game-viewing opportunities. The facility will include a bar and lounge area with an expanded menu for visitors to enjoy. There will be more than 5,000 square feet of physical therapy and sports science training space located inside the new facility.

"This is one of the most exciting developments going on in Northern Nevada," said Dr. James Lynch, the president of Spine Nevada and Swift Urgent Clinic. "We've provided the region quality spine and orthopedic care for years and share the same vision of quality and community as the Reno Sportsdome team. We look forward to the partnership and bringing northern Nevada a truly unique, cutting-edge sports and healthcare experience."

The original Reno Sportsdome will be re-named Swift Sportsdome University. It remains open and will continue to operate after Swift Sportsdome South Meadows' grand opening. Registration will open in April for the new Swift Sportsdome South Meadows leagues and programs. To secure a spot at the new location, individuals are encouraged to visit the location's website and sign up to receive updates on registration for the new facility.

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