Driving directions, soccer seating chart, and a brief history of Cheney Stadium.

Driving Directions

From the North

Take Interstate 5 southbound and exit 132 to Highway 16 West. Follow the 19th Street East exit and merge right onto 19th Street. Make a right onto Clay Huntington Way and follow it into the parking lot of Cheney Stadium.

From the South

Take Interstate 5 northbound and exit 132 to Highway 16 west. Follow the 19th Street East exit and merge right onto 19th Street. Make a right onto Clay Huntington Way and follow it into the parking lot of Cheney Stadium.

From the East

Take Highway 512 westbound and merge onto Interstate 5 Northbound. From there, exit 132 to Highway 16 West. Follow the 19th Street East exit and merge right onto 19th Street. Make a right onto Clay Huntington Way and follow it into the parking lot of Cheney Stadium.

From the West

Take Highway 16 east bound and follow the Orchard Street North exit toward 19th Street East. Bear right onto Orchard Street, then right onto south 19th Street. Make a right onto Clay Huntington Way and follow it into the parking lot of Cheney Stadium.




Seating Chart

Frequently Asked Questions

Accessibility/ADA Accommodations

Cheney Stadium is ADA accessible. Guests may enter the ballpark at any of the gates. Accessible seating is available, and may be purchased in-person at the Box Office, online at Tickemaster.com, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Elevators are available for guests on the Left Field Deck, Party Decks, Summit Club, 1882 Club, and Suite levels. All R Yard seats are Accessible. It is highly encouraged that Accessible seating be purchased prior to the game date as all Accessible seats are subject to availability.


No alcoholic beverages may be brought into or removed from Cheney Stadium. Alcoholic beverages will not be sold to persons under the age of 21. Limit two (2) drinks per person per purchase. No one is allowed to carry more than two (2) alcoholic beverages at one time. Tacoma Defiance and Ivars Sports Group reserve the right to use precautionary limits at any time.


Cheney Stadium has two ATMs located on the ground level concourse. One location is behind home plate outside the Team Store doors. The other is inside the First Base Gate next to Customer Service.

Baby Changing Tables

Baby Changing Tables are located in all restrooms at the ballpark. In addition, Cheney Stadium offers a family restroom behind Section L on the concourse.

Bag Policy

No bags will be allowed during COVID-19 restrictions to speed up entry to the ballpark and minimize staff-to-fan cross contamination. Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items, single compartment diaper bags (child must be present) or clutch sized purses that do not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″ All exceptions will be subject to search.

Beverages, Food & Containers

Rules prohibit outside food or drink. Only water in sealed, clear plastic bottles may be brought into Cheney Stadium.


Still cameras are welcome in the ballpark, but tripods are not allowed (unless used by media personnel). All media activity must first be communicated and approved by Tacoma Defiance staff. Video taping and reproduction is strictly prohibited without express prior written consent from Tacoma Defiance.

Customer Service

The Customer Service Booth is located on the main concourse behind the home plate Box Office.


On site EMS service is available to all guests. If in need, please contact any Tacoma Defiance employee. The unit is located behind the Right Field Berm on the extreme first-base side of the concourse.

Exit Procedure

Guests are asked to exit Cheney Stadium through the designated exits located on the concourse level and Left Field gate. No alcohol is allowed to leave the stadium for any reason. During the match, fans are permitted to leave Cheney Stadium and return once they have obtained a hand stamp from Customer Service (located behind the home plate box office). In the event of an emergency, please follow directions given by Tacoma Defiance personnel. All exit points will be promptly opened.

Inclement Weather

Tacoma Defiance makes every attempt to complete every home match. In the event of a lightning cancelation, there are two (2) options for the holder of each ticket.

  1. If the game is rescheduled, ticket is exchangeable for the date of the rescheduled game.
  2. If the game is not replayed, ticket may be exchanged for a regular season ticket of equal or lesser value during the current season. Tickets must be exchanged in person at the Cheney Stadium Box Office (not exchangeable over the phone or via email).

All ticket exchanges are subject to availability. In the event of a lightning cancelation, suites are typically rescheduled. Please contact your company or group coordinator or Defiance Representative before exchanging this ticket at the Cheney Stadium Box Office.

Lost and Found

During a match, guests may inquire about lost and found items at Customer Service. To inquire about lost and found items after a match, guests may email lostandfound@wertacoma.com with a brief description of item(s) lost, please include day of game and contact information. Tacoma Defiance is not responsible for items left or lost in the stadium, and reserve the right to discard, donate or otherwise dispose of any item left at Cheney Stadium.

On-Field Access

Only authorized personnel will be permitted on the field before and during matches. Any unauthorized person entering the field or the top of the dugouts will be removed from the ballpark and be subject to arrest.


Pets are not permitted inside Cheney Stadium; provided, however, that service dogs (i.e., guide dogs for persons with disabilities) are allowed in the ballpark.

Season Tickets

From the all-inclusive perks you’ll enjoy as a member of our exclusive Dugout Club to soaking in the sun from our premium reserved seating, the Tacoma Defiance season ticket packages are built to fit the needs of any fan. The sooner you find the option that is right for you, the sooner we can welcome you to the Tacoma Defiance family. Learn more about Tacoma Defiance season tickets here.

Seating Policy

Guests may sit only in the seats for which they hold valid tickets. Guests may be asked to show their ticket stub if there is confusion over a specific seat.

Smoke-Free Policy

Smoking is prohibited at Cheney Stadium. Pierce County law prohibits smoking of any kind at a City of Tacoma facility. This includes electronic or vaporized methods of smoking. If a guest wishes to smoke, they must exit out the gates after receiving a re-entry stamp from Customer Service.


Strollers are allowed in Cheney Stadium, provided such strollers fit under your seat and do not obstruct aisles. Strollers may also be checked in to Customer Service upon arrival.


Small umbrellas are allowed in Cheney Stadium at the discretion of Tacoma Defiance management. At any time, management may ask for an umbrella to be put away if it is causing a line of sight issue or hindering another guests’ experience at the ballpark.

Video Board Announcements

Birthdays, Groups, and Celebrations may be announced on the video board during Tacoma Defiance matches. Please (click here) for more information.


Weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited at Cheney Stadium. The only exception is law enforcement personnel in the performance of their official duties. All guests entering the stadium for a game or event consent to a reasonable search for weapons before entering. Guests failing to comply with foregoing may be denied admittance or removal at the sole and absolute discretion of Tacoma Defiance with no refunds or exchanges permitted. Knives not retrieved post-match will be turned in to lost and found and donated. Tacoma Defiance are not responsible for any unclaimed items checked in at the gates.


History of Cheney Stadium

Cheney Stadium was constructed in 1960 as the first home of the Tacoma Giants. The project took just three months and 14 days to complete and was finished just in time for Cheney Stadium to host Opening Day.

Outside of minor upgrades that included clubhouse renovations, the installation of a new playing surface, and replacing the stadium’s original wooden seats, Cheney Stadium remained largely unchanged over the first 51 seasons. The stadium once dubbed the “100-Day Wonder,” in tribute to its brisk construction time, was set to undergo an extensive renovation under a schedule equally as ambitious. From the last pitch of the Rainiers final home game of the 2010 season in September 2 until April 2011, Cheney Stadium underwent a historic transformation in just a 210 day period.

At its core, the renovated Cheney Stadium incorporates additional steel that spans across more than 96,000 square feet and a roof made from Douglas Fir glu-lam beams, the largest of which weigh over 7,000 lbs. The ballpark’s wooden exterior, extending up to 75 feet high at its peak, is indicative of a ballpark that was built to be geographically relevant. Every addition was constructed using local materials, built with Tacoma and the Pacific Northwest in mind. Following the renovation, Cheney Stadium’s seating capacity was set at 6,500.

Cheney now features amenities that include luxury suites, a club/restaurant, club seats closer than any other seat in any other ballpark across the nation and a grass berm located along right field. The stadium boasts double the number of concession points of sale and more ADA seating and better ADA access.

What has not changed are the views fans have grown accustomed to over the last five decades of Cheney Stadium. The ballpark’s grandstand is still the same one constructed more than five decades ago with the steep pitch that makes every seat in the house a great one.

In 2018, the next era of Cheney Stadium began as the centerpiece of Tacoma sports welcomed Tacoma Defiance into the fold. The inaugural season included 17 home matches in a stadium expertly transformed from baseball to soccer and back in the blink of an eye.