- $14 for two tickets to see the Tacoma Rainiers play the El Paso Chihuahuas (up to $29.96 value)
- Where: Cheney Stadium
- Seating: Reserved (individual seats with chair backing and armrests)
- Door time: one hour before game time
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
- Friday, May 23, at 7:05 p.m.
- Saturday, May 24, at 5:05 p.m.
- Sunday, May 25, 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.
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.