The path to soccer stardom now goes through Tacoma. Starting in spring of 2018, Seattle Sounders affiliate S2 will call Cheney Stadium home. For a city that is rich in love for its teams, and with a strong history of appreciation for the beautiful game, our city is the perfect place at the right time to welcome a new team with open arms. It’s time to show the soccer world our heart. Welcome 2 Tacoma.
With goals of a soccer specific stadium built on the footprint of Cheney Stadium, and a full Tacoma team rebrand on the horizon, the future is blindingly bright for soccer in the South Sound. With S2 committed to playing at least two seasons in the already dynamic environment of Cheney Stadium, the potential for building a true-to-Tacoma fan experience is palpable. What will we build together? How great can we make this? Those answers are up to you, Tacoma. All we know is, it’s going to be something incredible.
With a history of over 50 years of baseball played on 19th & Tyler, Cheney Stadium isn’t the first place you’d associate with the game of soccer. That being said, we’re thrilled at the plan we’ve come up with, and with a world-class field conversion plan in place, we’re confident S2 fans will be too. The intimate feel of Cheney Stadium’s seating bowl will lend itself perfectly to a soccer match, and paired with the prime views of R Bar, the Key Bank Summit Club, and R Yard hovering over the north-end goal, the experience is yours to make.