Visitors to the Reno-Tahoe International Airport will once again be introduced to the University of Nevada, Reno with the unveiling of the newly redesigned Wolf Pack Wall.
Made possible through the generosity of longtime University supporter and community business leader Rick Reviglio and a partnership between the University of Nevada, Reno and the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, the Wolf Pack Wall features large still photographs of some of the biggest achievements in the history of Wolf Pack Athletics as well as facts about the University. It also includes a video screen that will show academic and athletic highlights of the University, shelving to display athletics memorabilia and a dramatic carpet that will make fans feel like they are standing on the field at Mackay Stadium.
The Wolf Pack Wall is located on the second floor of the airport, just past security near the new High Mountain Market shops.
"Thanks to the Reviglio family, the airport's new Wolf Pack Wall makes an important statement to every traveler that Reno is a university town," said Krys Bart, Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority President/CEO. "The new design of the Wolf Pack Wall is the finishing touch on the $27 million Gateway Project that was designed to give 3.8 million travelers per year a sense of place when they come and go from our community."
Reviglio first came up with the idea of having the University of Nevada, Reno featured at the airport after seeing the pride that the city of Boise shows for the Boise State Broncos at its airport. He was the primary donor for the original Wolf Pack Den display, which was installed on the airport's connector concourse in 2008. The newly redesigned Wolf Pack Wall replaces that original display.
"On the doorstep to our community is the gateway to one of our most valued treasures: the University of Nevada. Every person who flies in and out of our community should be reminded of this jewel," said Reviglio who is the president of Western Nevada Supply in Reno.
The new Wolf Pack Wall was unveiled on Tuesday, May 14 in a press conference featuring Reviglio, Bart and Wolf Pack Director of Athletics Doug Knuth as well as Nevada mascots, cheerleaders and band members.
"It is wonderful to have the University and Wolf Pack Athletics join in welcoming and introducing visitors to our region," University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson. "We are grateful to be an integral part of our community, and this display sets the stage for visitors to know this is a University-based community. The support of the Reno Tahoe International Airport and the Reviglio family in making this possible is deeply appreciated."