The National Bowling Stadium located in Reno, Nevada opened in 1995. It has five floors and is used exclusively for tournament and league play. Public use of the lanes is extremely rare.
There are 78 tournament lanes on the fourth floor. It also has the world's longest video screen at 440 feet, used for displaying scores and graphic presentations. Brunswick's high-tech ball return sends the ball back to competitors at speeds in excess of 30 miles an hour.
On the fifth floor is a 172-seat Iwerks Theatre, which has a four-story screen and a six-channel digital surround sound system. The theater is also rarely used, and when it is running it's only available to large groups.
The NBS is a frequent host to the United States Bowling Congress's USBC Open Championships Tournament. The NBS is contracted to host this tournament every three years. It is also host to the USBC Women's Championship every three years.
Its media recognition has earned it a few nicknames, including "Taj Mahal of Tenpins" by The Los Angeles Times, and "Pin Palace" by USA Today.
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