Today a truck pulled up to the Rainiers off-site compound and delivered the 2011 Tacoma Rainiers Season Ticket booklets.
If you are a season ticketholder don’t come pick them up yet! It will take these guys some time to sort ’em all out – they will be available for pick-up at the pre-season party at Cheney Stadium on April 2.
I saw a mock-up of the artwork on the season ticket booklets and they look awesome.
Individual game tickets went on sale this morning – including the home opener in the renovated ballpark, April 15 vs. Sacramento. Reserved seats are $11 and General Admission is $7. The Rainiers front office expects the first game to sell out prior to April 15.
Right now single-game tickets are only available through Ticketmaster – online here, or by calling 1-800-745-3000. I learned today that the actual brand-new Cheney Stadium Box Office anticipates an April 2 opening – and when that happens, you can save on service fees by going there for tickets.*
The good stuff:
- M’s reporter Kirby Arnold of the Everett Herald has his projected Mariners 25-man roster. One addition to his post: he doesn’t have the Rule 5 guy (Jose Flores) in here, which would open up another of his 40-man roster spots.
- Geoff Baker of the Times wrote about the bullpen/roster issues, too.
- Michael Pineda dominated the Omaha Storm Chasers in a minor league spring training game. I sure hope he’s not facing them in August at Cheney Stadium.
- Jack Cust talked about spring training and preparation.
- Are you a believer yet? Erik Bedard keeps getting it done.
- Jason Churchill of Prospect Insider is down in Peoria. Most of his reports have been for subscribers only, but he did post this public summary of what he saw at Mariners minor league camp.
- Former Rainier, Mariner, and all-around-good-guy-despite-being-on-the-Angels Joel Pineiro has shoulder discomfort and may be forced to open the season on the disabled list.
Seventeen days to the Rainiers season opener April 7 at Sacramento!
* I want to make it clear that the team is not asking me to promote tickets – I’m doing it because everywhere I go, people ask me about tickets all the time. The stadium has generated a lot of new interest in the Rainiers. Don’t worry, I’m not going to be promoting this stuff all the time.