The Seattle Rainmakers are happy to have found a place to call home for the first three home games: Chief Sealth Stadium.
Local residents will know this location as home to the Chief Sealth International High School Seahawks, but for Saturday the 20th of April, game time conditions call for clouds with a high chance of Rainmakers.
Nestled in the Delridge neighborhood of West Seattle, the stadium seats approximately 3,000 and boasts covered seating and phenomenal lighting so that fans can stay dry as they catch the perfectly illuminated action of their hometown heroes.
But they’ll only be able to catch the Rainmakers at home for their first three home games. So where will the team be hosting their West Conference opponents after that?
“Can’t tell you,” quipped Operations Manager Rusty Brown, and then with a gleam in his eye, “Never stop moving.”
And indeed the Rainmakers have not. With nearly a month already of full practices, track workouts, gym time, and strategy huddle sessions behind them, the Rainmakers refuse to slow down.
So how can fans get to the Rainmakers’ short-term home turf? The stadium is directly accessible from downtown Seattle via the 120 bus route, but for those who prefer to drive:
From the north and the east:
Take I-5 S and get off at Exit 163A for the West Seattle Bridge. Exit onto Delridge Way and turn right onto SW Thistle Street after 3 miles. The stadium and parking will be on your left.
From the south:
Take WA-99, which becomes West Marginal Way and then Highland Park Way SW. Take a slight right to stay on Highland Park Way SW and then turn onto SW Holden Street. Turn left onto 16th Avenue SW, and then take the third right onto SW Thistle Street. The stadium and parking will be on your left.
From the west:
You can’t get much more west than West Seattle and still be on dry land. For those fans coming from Vashon Island, the ferry lands at Fauntleroy Way SW. From there, head due west, turn left onto 35th Ave SW, and turn right onto SW Thistle Street. The stadium and parking will be on your right.
But for those fans who have other plans or are otherwise unable to make it to Chief Sealth Stadium on April 20th, 27th, and May 12th, fret not: the team has plans to make it rain all across the great city of Seattle.