Like advertising, baseball relies on great pitches, a loyal fan base, and the power of grown men in animal costumes to sway public opinion. Endorse America's pastime with this GrouponLive deal to see the Tacoma Rainiers at Cheney Stadium. For $24, you get a game package for two (up to a $58.18 total value), which includes the following:
- Two tickets for reserved seating in sections A–P (up to a $14.34 value each, including all fees)
- Two bottomless popcorns (a $6 value each)
- Two medium sodas (a $3.75 value each)
- One limited-edition poster of starting pitcher Danny Hultzen, the Rainiers top prospect and participant in the 2012 Futures Game (a $10 value)
Choose between the following games:
- Against the first-place Reno Aces at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, August 18
- Against the first-place Reno Aces at 1:35 p.m. on Sunday, August 19
Gates open one hour before the first pitch.
As the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners and 2010 Pacific Coast League champions, the Tacoma Rainiers are primed to charge through the final homestand of the 2012 season in two games against the Reno Aces. This summer has seen the emergence of several soon-to-be big leaguers, including all-around offensive threat Luis Antonio Jimenez, whose 19 home runs through 104 games prove that stuffing steak bites into the barrel of the bat really does increase slugging percentages. Further boosting offensive production, center fielder Darren Ford has displayed a knack for making the most of his time on the basepaths, amassing 24 stolen bases in only 50 games.
Winner of the Ballpark Digest 2011 Renovation of the Year award, the revamped Cheney Stadium retains its iconic 75-foot wooden façade, and improves its innards with new luxury boxes and twice as many concession stands compared to previous seasons. The now 52-year-old facility also features its landmark 29-foot-tall batter’s eye in center field. And down the right-field line, a grassy berm invites fans to take a seat as they keep an eye out for foul balls and directionally challenged outfielders.