- $30 for a Tacoma Rainiers game-day package for two, which includes two tickets and two Rainiers hats ($40 value for hats; up to $70.52 total value)
- Where: Cheney Stadium
- Seating: Reserved
- Door time: One hour before first pitch
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
- Against the El Paso Chihuahuas on Friday, April 17, at 7:05 p.m.
- Against the El Paso Chihuahuas on Saturday, April 18, at 5:05 p.m.
- Against the El Paso Chihuahuas on Sunday, April 19, at 1:35 p.m.
The Scouting Report
After hiring former big leaguer Pat Listach to become their new manager a few months ago, the Rainiers unveiled another major change last week: new uniforms. The scripted “R” that Rainiers fans have come to love will be a prominent symbol moving forward, as the team charges into its 2015 campaign in mid-April. Once Cheney Stadium opens its gates, the umpires will finally descend from their nests in the overhang to keep tabs on the Rainiers as they battle the Chihuahuas in the first home series of the season. Last summer, the Rainiers narrowly missed the playoffs with a 74–70 record, which was highlighted by a 38–34 record at home.
For decades, the city of Tacoma was the minor league home of MLB teams from across the country. It hosted affiliates of the San Francisco Giants, the Chicago Cubs, and even the New York Yankees for one season. In 1995, the Seattle Mariners took over Tacoma’s team and instantly inherited the long-time organizational name, the Rainiers. The alliance has seen much success over the years, including a Pacific Coast League championship in 2010, a title the club had to win on the road while Cheney Stadium was groggy from anesthesia as it endured drastic renovations.
Those renovations earned the facility a “2011 Renovation of the Year” award from Ballpark Digest. Once dubbed the “100-Day Wonder” thanks to its hasty construction before the 1960 season, Cheney Stadium features an iconic 75-foot wooden exterior façade. Inside, the stadium now boasts such modern amenities as luxury suites, a restaurant, and a grass berm along right field. Despite all the updates, though, the stadium has preserved its epic 29-foot tall batter’s eye in centerfield, which sits a distant 425 feet—or, the equivalent of 5,437 sunflower seeds—from home plate.