TACOMA, Wash. -- The Tacoma Rainiers today officially welcome The Red Hot as the newest addition to the club's 2015 food and beverage lineup. The popular Tacoma-based hot dog eatery will make its Cheney Stadium debut when the Rainiers begin their season-opening homestand at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 17th.
The Red Hot's stadium location will reside along the home plate side of Cheney's main concourse area and will be open during each of the team's 72 scheduled home games, as well as select concerts, festivals and other specialty events hosted at the ballpark throughout the year.
"Once we sat down, tasted hot dogs, and met Chris and Stu, this decision became a no brainer," said Team President Aaron Artman. "We are thrilled to have The Red Hot at Cheney Stadium."
The Red Hot plans to emphasize the experience of enjoying a hot dog at the ballpark with a menu slightly different than the one made famous at their 6th Avenue location. The offerings available at Cheney will include a hot dog topped with peanut butter, bacon, and Cracker Jack. Another dog is capped with cream cheese, grilled onions, tomatoes and celery salt. These will be served along with a selection of sausages, in addition to both vegetarian and vegan options.
"We've never really been interested in opening another TRH," said Chris Miller, owner and general manager of The Red Hot. "But we love our city, and we love our community, so when the Rainiers approached us with this opportunity, we couldn't pass up the chance to be part of this iconic stadium and incredible Tacoma destination."
"We were humbled to be a part of long-standing Tacoma history. We're excited about offering a different experience there, as well as offering something we feel is pivotal in the baseball world: the best hot dog available."
As the official specialty hot dog provider of Cheney Stadium, The Red Hot will also take over as the culinary caretaker of the Rainiers most coveted concession item, "The Best Hot Dog in Baseball." The classic version of the quarter-pound favorite served with grilled onions, sweet relish and beer mustard can now be upgraded "Grand Slam Style," with cream cheese, bacon, sauerkraut and dill.
Each of the hot dog options crafted by The Red Hot and served at Cheney Stadium will be available beginning on Opening Night, Friday, April 17th. All single-game tickets, as well as season tickets, group outings and suites packages, are available for purchase in-person at the Cheney Stadium Box Office, online at www.tacomarainiers.com, or over the phone at (253) 752-7707. The most up-to-date news and notes about the Rainiers leading into the season can be found by following the Rainiers on Twitter (@RainiersLand) or liking the team on Facebook.
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