Three for three at their first home in West Seattle, the Seattle Rainmakers are breaking camp and moving south to Renton Memorial Stadium for their final two games of the season.
If you were at the preseason opener against the Portland Stags, this weekend may feel like déjà vu, but take a deep breath and don’t panic. Just get ready for some spectacular Ultimate.
The Rainmakers’ new home stadium is situated in Renton alongside the Cedar River and is neighbored by the municipal airport, a jetliner production facility that pumps out Boeing 737s, and the residential neighborhood of North Renton. Though originally constructed in 1948, the facility got a $7 million renovation that began in 2011, so the Rainmakers are sure to take advantage of all the bells and whistles.
Because the stadium is home to all the schools in the Renton School District for track and field meets, football, and soccer matches, one of the major upgrades it received was a lighting system over the stands that can be programmed to douse fans in the home team’s colors. No word yet on whether the Rainmakers will be able to take full advantage of this feature, but keep your fingers crossed!
At a capacity of approximately 5,300, this venue is noticeably larger than the Rainmakers’ first home, and the team is hoping to fill the grandstands this weekend. We announced a group discount program a couple days ago, but stay tuned for yet another special offering in the coming days. Here, I’ll even give you a hint: it’s time to dig out your old ulty-swag.
Be advised that there is a swap meet that will be taking place in the parking lot of the stadium prior to the game. This swap meet is neither associated nor affiliated with the Rainmakers in any way, shape, or form whatsoever, but maybe you can convince them to don a jersey and see what Major League Ultimate is all about!*
Doors open at 12:30 pm, and the Rainmakers will take the pristine artificial turf field at 1:00 pm for the opening pull.
Directions to Renton Memorial Stadium can be found for drivers and riders of public transit here. Keep your eyes peeled for our next discount, and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday afternoon.
*Note: this is not a request for someone to make a Rainmakers-themed “Thrift Shop” parody, unless of course it’s super awesome.