TACOMA, Wash. -- The Tacoma Rainiers today revealed the preliminary schedule for the team's 2016 season. The upcoming campaign marks the 57th in franchise history and 22nd as the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.
DOWNLOADABLE 2016 SCHEDULE (PDF)
Tacoma's 144-game slate begins at home on Thursday, April 7 when the club welcomes the Albuquerque Isotopes to Cheney Stadium for the start of a four-game series. The Rainiers wrap up the team's season-opening homestand with a four-game series against the El Paso Chihuahuas, April 11-14.
After welcoming a near-record crowd of more than 350,000 fans last season, the Rainiers will again host a 72-game home schedule that features nearly two-thirds of its games after the start of June, when weather in the South Sound is typically sunnier with milder temperatures. A total of 47 home dates will be played following May 31st, with 35 games scheduled for July, August, and September.
The 2016 home schedule also features a total of 32 weekend dates at Cheney Stadium, including nine Friday Night Fireworks games. Fans can also look forward to 11 different Thirsty Thursday dates this season, when The Terrace offers $2 Coors Light throughout the game. Additional season-long promotions will be announced later this offseason.
All season tickets, group outings, and suite packages for the team's 2016 campaign are available now, and can be purchased by calling the Tacoma Rainiers front office at (253) 752-7707 today.
The most up-to-date information leading up to the 2016 season can be found at www.tacomarainiers.com, or by following the Rainiers on Twitter (@RainiersLand) and liking the team on Facebook.
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