The Bluest Skies You’ll Ever See Are in Tacoma

What to do while Sounders FC are away

As summer unofficially starts, Cheney Stadium is hosting a packed week of soccer action. You may have noticed the MLS team is out of town during that same stretch. Don’t worry, live soccer isn’t far away. It’s right here at 19th & Tyler inside Tacoma’s historic Cheney Stadium.

We’re a bit closer to Mount Rainier/Tahoma than our neighbors to the north. The grand mountain rests just above the south goal and the grass berm. On the field you’ll see #TheFuture of the Seattle Sounders FC. Earlier this year, two of our Defiantly Tacoma boys earned contracts with the MLS club.

On that grass pitch you will also see one of the best women’s teams in global soccer. The stars of tomorrow (Bethany Balcer) and today (Lu Barnes) roam here at Cheney Stadium this year.

Between the two teams there are four games in the next two weeks. How’s that for feeding your live soccer needs?

Let’s lay it out real simple. On Memorial Day we still have a great offer for you.

Sunday May 26Tacoma Defiance drew Fresno FC Foxes 3-3


Monday May 27 – Reign FC at 4:00 p.m. hosting NC Courage

Like Reign FC NC Courage hold two NWSL Shields in their trophy cabinet. Unlike Reign FC, NC Courage don’t have their own dragon. Jess Fishlock will be available for selection.

Take the planning out of Memorial Day. Reign FC’s Memorial Day BBQ is 1 ticket for $35 or 4 tickets for $100 on the Party Deck to watch NWSL action.

Our $2 beers for happy hour is open to all fans 21+. Gate open at 2:30 p.m.


There are two more soccer matches to fill that void that you may, or may not, have.

Saturday June 1 – Tacoma Defiance at 7:00 p.m. hosting El Paso Locomotive (tickets).

Sunday June 2 – Reign FC at 1:00 p.m. hosting Houston Dash (tickets).