Park in the general admission lots for some tailgating or take a cab or Uber from downtown Tacoma if you want to enjoy some of the best bars and restaurants Tacoma has to offer. The general parking at Rainiers games cost $10 and fills up quickly, so make sure to arrive early, if you want to enjoy some parking lot action before the game.
Those of you who want to go to a bar or restaurant before the game will want to make your way to the stadium from downtown. The neighborhood immediately surrounding Cheney Stadium is mostly residential providing you with few restaurant options.
Head on down to downtown Tacoma before the game if you want to enjoy the city to its fullest before taking in a Rainiers game.
When attending a game at Cheney Park, go in the main entrance so you can see the stadium marquee and team store on your way into the park. The team store is an excellent place to grab some Rainiers gear before the game as well.
Where to tailgate
General Admission ParkingIf you’re looking to park and tailgate, then general admission parking area is the place for you. Set up a small tailgate party with your friends and family here before the game to enjoy a Rainiers game to its fullest.
Downtown TacomaThose of you who are looking to stop by bars and restaurants before the game will want to do so in downtown Tacoma. There isn’t a ton of great food options close to the park making downtown your best bet.