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- $35 for a game package for two to see the Tacoma Rainiers ($85.96 total value)
- Where: Cheney Stadium
- Seating: Reserved (individual seats with chair backing and armrests)
- Door time: 65 minutes before game time
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
The game package includes:
- Two tickets for reserved seating ($14.98 value each)
- Two ballpark meals, each with a hot dog, chips, and water ($8 value each)
- Two Tacoma Rainiers hats ($20 value each)
- Against the Albuquerque Isotopes on Thursday, April 3, at 7:05 p.m.
- Against the Salt Lake Bees on Friday, April 18, at 7:05 p.m.
- Against the Sacramento River Cats on Saturday, April 19, at 5:05 p.m.
- Against the River Cats on Sunday, April 20, at 1:35 p.m.
The Scouting Report
Last season, the Tacoma Rainiers finished just two games shy of a Pacific Northern division title, and newly appointed manager Roy Howell is intent on avoiding the same fate this year. Before his promotion to manager, Howell served as a hitting coach, leading his Class-A Advanced squad in 2012 to shatter franchise records in batting average, hits, RBIs, and runs without a single robot on the roster. His knack for high-powered offense will come in handy on April 18, when the Rainiers seek revenge on the Salt Lake Bees, the team that narrowly claimed the division last year.
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.