Photos: Reno 1868 FC Hosts Second Home Game

Apr 2, 2017

Home games for Reno 1868 FC kick off at about 7:00 p.m. but for the Battle Born Brigade, game day starts as early as 4:00 p.m. The Battle Born Brigade is Reno 1868 FC's growing fan club of all ages. Every game day they meet at the iconic Believe sign in the middle of downtown Reno and march to the Greater Nevada Field where they chant original chants, bang drums and yell in support of their team. On Saturday, April 1 that is exactly what they did.

Angela Rafferty and Laura Moreno have been a part of the Battle Born Brigade since it first started. They say it is more than just a fan club; it's a family.
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Stephanie, Natalie and Kimberly Raya represent their Reno 1868 FC gear before heading over to the city's iconic Believe sign to start the march with their family.
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Alexa Raya, covered in face paint showing off her Reno 1868 FC pride.
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Members of the Battle Born Brigade march down Virginia Street, chanting towards the Reno arch.

Members of the Brigade wave their flags as they arrive at the Greater Nevada Field.
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Once inside the stadium the brigade has sectioned off seating behind the goal.
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Both teams line up as they sing the national anthem before the start of the game.
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Junior Burgos kicks a corner a kick in hopes to gain an assist to a goal.
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Whipping their sweat off, players walk off the field after the match.
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After the game, fans have the opportunity to talk and get autographs from the players.