TACOMA, Wash. -- The Tacoma Rainiers today announced their complete schedule for the 2018 season, highlighted by 70 home games at Cheney Stadium. Next summer's campaign will mark the 59th season of play in franchise history and the 24th as the top affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.
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The club opens the season at home on Thursday, April 5 against the Sacramento River Cats (San Francisco) with a first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. PT.
Tacoma's slate of home games features 44 games during the warm summer months of June, July, and August, as well as 33 opportunities to catch a weekend game at Cheney Stadium.
Fans can expect the return of many fan-favorite promotions, including 11 instances each of Friday Night Fireworks and Silver Bullet Saturdays, plus a dozen chances to kick back and enjoy Thirsty Thursday specials in the brand-new R Bar perched above the party decks along the left field line.
Early Saturday 5:05 p.m. first pitch times extend through the month of June in 2018, while Sunday afternoon baseball is on deck at 1:35 p.m. 11 times throughout the season.
American Conference opponents the Omaha Storm Chasers (Kansas City), Iowa Cubs (Chicago NL), Oklahoma City Dodgers (Los Angeles NL), and Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Milwaukee) will visit Cheney Stadium for the first time since 2016. Omaha and Iowa are set to be in town June 13-19, while Oklahoma City and Colorado Springs will venture to the City of Destiny from August 1-7.
In addition to 70 Rainiers games, Cheney Stadium will play host to its first season of Sounders FC 2 play beginning in March, featuring home 17 matches. Full schedule details for S2 are expected to be announced in January.
All season ticket options, group outings, and suite packages for the club's 2018 season are available now and can be purchased by calling the Tacoma Rainiers front office today at (253) 752-7707.
The most up-to-date news and notes about the Tacoma Rainiers leading up to the 2018 season can be found by following the Rainiers on Twitter (@RainiersLand) and liking the team on Facebook.
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