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Cheney Stadium is Open for Business!
03/10/2010 8:36 PM ET
 

Tacoma, WA - On Saturday, March 20th, from 11AM to 2PM, the Tacoma Rainiers will be holding a pre-season party at Cheney Stadium.

Admission to the party is absolutely free. Activities will include - ticket sales, tag-a-seat, ballpark tours - including access to the dugouts and the clubhouses, national anthem tryouts, and more.

The Rainiers will be serving up free hot dogs and sodas. Fans will also get a chance to sample 'Ohana Harbor's Baseball Blend coffee, a blend chosen by Rainiers' partners and season ticket holders. Bring the kids to see Rhubarb and get their face painted.

A new Rainiers road logo will be unveiled. The team store will be open and stocked with new Nike merchandise - including the dry fit worn on field, other worn-on-field merchandise, a variety of new hats, new replica jerseys, and even a few 2009 home, road, and batting practice worn jerseys.

One feature of this year's pre-season party will include a "Tour of the Future - Cheney Stadium 2011". This virtual tour, hosted by team president Aaron Artman will be held in the gold club at the end of the first baseline. Public who are interested in attending will have a look at preliminary ballpark renderings and hear Artman speak to the value of each addition.

Immediately following the "Tour of the Future", Aaron will be available for and open to questions, opinions, etc. There will also be comments cards to fill out and leave behind. The Rainiers are hoping to receive much public feedback at this event and utilize it to help finalize Cheney Stadium's renovations. The three "Tour(s) of the Future" will be held at 11:30am, 12:30pm, and 1:30pm. Guests will be asked to sign up for specific tours.

This year will be Tacoma's last chance to view Cheney Stadium as it stands after 51 years, seven different teams, and over 3,000 games of professional baseball.

For more information on the pre-season party, contact Annie Shultz at (253) 722-1043 or ashultz@tacomarainiers.com

For season tickets, group or Muckleshoot Casino Party Deck information call (253) 752-7707, email tickets@tacomarainiers.com or visit our website at www.tacomarainiers.com

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.
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