The Tacoma Rainiers, a Triple A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, play at Cheney Stadium, which was originally built in 1960 seats 9,600. In 2011 it received a major rehab, tearing down the roof, adding a complete new front that includes suites and a new broadcast area, new concession stands and restrooms, and dugout seating area. Seating is in plastic seats. This was a day game beginning at 11:30. Our seat directly behind home in Row H started out in the sun, but soon were in the shade, so we were quite comfortable. Lots of youth groups were in attendance. The Rainiers were playing the Sacramento River Cats and won with a walk-off single by Justin Smoak drove in Nick Frankline and a final score of 4-3. The box score was River Cats R-3, H-11, E-1 and Rainiers R-4, H-7, E-0. The field lines are RF & LF-325', RC & LC-350' to 385', and CF-a deep 425'. There is a grass berm and party tent down the first baseline and a four deck party area down the third baseline. There is a new this year the "R Yard" party deck area in left field. The Rainiers bullpen is under the deck while the visiting bullpen is down the first baseline. The light standards are from the old San Francisco Seals stadium. Rhubarb, a reindeer, is the mascot. When they put in the plastic seats they left an old section of wooden seats in the area around the statute of Mr. Cheney. This was Jim's 17th game in 18 days, including 6 Mariners games and the Pecos League road trip.
Attractions
Tacoma Narrows Bridge - one of the largest suspension bridges in the world.
Point Defiance Park - has miles of woodland trails through old growth forest. Located in the park are Fort Nisqually - the first outpost of the Hudson's Bay Co. on Puget Sound, Fee; and Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium - features animals from the Pacific rim area and a glimpse of the marine life of Puget Sound, Fee.

Washington State History Museum - offers an overview of the Evergreen State's past and present. Outstanding walk through and hands-on exhibits. Fee.