It’s time to come home, Tacoma. It’s been too long since we gathered to share the familiar comforts of Cheney Stadium, and mercifully, the wait is almost over.
There’s something ceremonial about the moment you walk up those steps on R Opening Night. The first time you see that field of baseball dreams, hear the anticipation in your neighbor’s chatter, and indulge in hot ballpark food and a cold drink is your rite of passage to the real new year.
That moment, unlike any other, says, “Welcome home.”
Home is the comfort of long-time friends and family. Home is a warm embrace after a cold, damp winter. Home is Tacoma and the South Sound.
19th and Tyler is 61 years of South Sound spirit carved in the shadow of one of earth’s mightiest mountains. It’s Rhubarb the Reindeer, players chasing childhood dreams forged in sandlots, your favorite usher welcoming you to your seat. It’s comforting food that requires multiple napkins, and that wild guy dancing on the dugout – that’s Cheney Stadium, Tacoma. It’s home.
Isn’t it time you came and paid a visit?
Welcome home, Tacoma. This is R City.
Single-game tickets for the entire 2020 season will be available on Friday, March 20 at 10 a.m. PT. The 2020 Rainiers schedule can be found online at TacomaRainiers.com, along with full-season, group and hospitality ticket options. Questions regarding ticket information can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About the Tacoma Rainiers
The Tacoma Rainiers, Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, will begin their 26th season, and the 61st season of professional baseball at historic Cheney Stadium, on Thursday, April 9. Tacoma has been a member of the Pacific Coast League since Cheney Stadium opened in 1960, and has been a Mariners affiliate since establishing the Rainiers moniker in 1995.
The most up-to-date news and notes about the Tacoma Rainiers and Cheney Stadium can be found at WeRTacoma.com, or by following the Rainiers on Twitter (@RainiersLand), Instagram (@tacomarainiers) and liking the team on Facebook.