Submitted by We R Tacoma
To celebrate and bring awareness to Latin culture in Tacoma and around the globe, the Tacoma Rainiers are joining Minor League Baseball’s Copa de la Diversión (Fun Cup) initiative and will rebrand to La Familia de Tacoma for five games during the 2019 regular season. The Rainiers are one of 72 clubs participating in “Copa” this season, and announced the Latin rebrand during their Celebración de Tacoma at Cheney Stadium on Monday.
“Copa de la Diversión has been a huge hit around the league, and we are thrilled to get in on the celebration this season in Tacoma,” said Tacoma Rainiers Creative Director Casey Catherwood. “We’re honored to have been selected, and think these games are going to be something that fans at Cheney Stadium have a ton of fun with.”
La Familia de Tacoma will debut at Cheney Stadium on Cinco de Mayo (Sunday, May 5) against the Albuquerque Isotopes at 1:35 p.m. PST. Fans can also catch Copa games on Thursday, May 23 against the Fresno Grizzlies, Friday June 7 versus the Nashville Sounds, Wednesday, July 17 against the Las Vegas Aviators and will host Fresno again on Thursday, August 15.
The team will don the new logo and colorway for all five dates, and have La Familia de Tacoma merchandise available now in the team store and online. Additionally, those in attendance can expect to see Latin decorations throughout the ballpark, Latin dining options around the concourse and will hear Spanish music playing throughout the games.
Fans can find the full La Familia de Tacoma schedule, ticket options and merchandise at TacomaRainiers.com/Copa. Tickets for Copa and the entire 2019 Tacoma Rainiers season are available online and at the Cheney Stadium box office. The full-season schedule can be found online at TacomaRainiers.com, along with full-season, group and hospitality ticket options. Questions regarding ticket information can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tacoma Rainiers are the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. Fans can find more information at TacomaRainiers.com, by following the Rainiers on Facebook, Twitter (@RainiersLand) and Instagram (@TacomaRainiers) or by contacting the We R Tacoma front office at (253) 752-7707.
We R Tacoma is the overseeing body of the Tacoma Rainiers, Reign FC of the National Women’s Soccer League and Tacoma Defiance, USL affiliate of Seattle Sounders FC. Ticket options and more information for Reign FC and Tacoma Defiance can be found on their respective websites, ReignFC.com and TACDefiance.com.