This past June, the Tacoma Rainiers (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) brought reindeer mascot Rhubarb and local icon “Epic Sax Gorilla” up onto the roof of Cheney Stadium, where the club plays, for a routine crowd-pleasing stunt. Read more here. Watch performance here.
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Cheney Stadium, home of the Tacoma Rainiers (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League), will host the Seattle Sounders FC 2 (United Soccer League) for 17 games this season, starting Friday, March 16. A mobile pitching mound makes hosting soccer possible. Read more and watch video here.
Phase II of the Cheney Stadium Sustainable Stormwater Project will begin as soon as the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers (Pacific Coast League) wrap up their season on Sept. 2. Over the fall, crews will install more porous asphalt in the parking lot, a large rain garden (called a bioretention facility), pervious concrete sidewalks, and 2.5 acres of landscaping with 263 shade trees. Read more here.
MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill visits renovated Cheney Stadium, home of the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers (Pacific Coast League). Read more and view photos here.
Montana-based Roscoe Steel Company, a subcontractor on the $30 million Cheney Stadium renovation project, is suing M.A. Mortenson Company and the City of Tacoma for more than $400,000 allegedly still owed for work done on the facility. Mortenson, the general contractor, blames Roscoe for the dispute. Read more here. View claim here.
The News Tribune’s staff writer Lewis Kamb tries to make a big deal out of the $357,500 the City of Tacoma (WA) recently spent on furniture, fixtures, and equipment for luxury suites, clubhouses, and team offices at the new Cheney Stadium, home of the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers, that the paying masses in the cheap seats will never see. Continue reading
A new 5 1/2-pound, $35 burger will makes its debut this season at the new Cheney Stadium, home of the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers. It consists of four (4) ½-pound hamburger patties stacked double high, married with (8) slices of cheese, eight (8) slices of bacon, (8) slices of tomato, all topped off with a mound of blue cheese coleslaw on a one-pound ciabatta loaf. You’ve been challenged, Adam Richman!
The $30 million renovation of Cheney Stadium, home of the Tacoma (WA) Rainiers, is wrapping up in time for the facility’s debut on April 2. The stadium will sport new and more everything, although a point of contention is the length of the roof overhang. It will be smaller than it was before, despite a provision in the original bidding specifications calling for the coverage to remain the same. Read more and view photo here.
MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a close look at the ballpark renovations underway at Cheney Stadium, home of the Triple-A Tacoma (WA) Rainiers, FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Double-A Reading (PA) Phillies, and Coveleski Stadium, home of the Single-A South Bend (IN) Silver Hawks. Read more here.
While Cheney Stadium is in the midst of a major facelift, the Baseball Club of Tacoma, a local group of investors led by Trilogy Equity Partners co-founder Mikal Thomsen, plans to begin negotiations to buy the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers from SDL Baseball Partners. Thomsen is part owner of the summer collegiate West Coast League’s Walla Walla Sweets and previously owned a piece of the NBA’s Seattle Supersonics. Read more here.
The Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers played there last game at the current Cheney Stadium on Thursday night. The News Tribune staff writer John McGrath takes looks back at the 50-year-old stadium that brought Triple-A ball back to Tacoma after a 55-year hiatus. No need to cry though, the field will remain as Cheney is renovated in the off-season. Read more here.