Charis Wilson

Full day of soccer events to take place in the South Sound on Tuesday, March 3

TACOMA, WASH. – A full day of soccer events is set to take place in the South Sound on Tuesday, March 3, punctuated by Tacoma Defiance Media Day at Cheney Stadium, followed by a public Tacoma City Council session in the evening that features information on the next phase of the public process surrounding the soccer-specific stadium that is being developed in Central Tacoma.

To begin the day, Tacoma Defiance is holding an open training session at Cheney Stadium from 1:00-3:00 p.m. PT that is fully available to media prior to the club’s third season playing its home matches in the South Sound. Media availability with players and coaches will follow the open session. Media members interested in attending the session are asked to RSVP with Brian Verdi [] of Sounders FC Communications.

Following the club’s annual Media Day, a public Tacoma City Council meeting is being held at Tacoma City Hall at 5:00 p.m. PT (747 Market Street, Tacoma, WA 98402). A rally is taking place prior to the meeting at 4:00 p.m. PT at An American Tavern, located across the street from City Hall (744 Market Street 102B, Tacoma, WA 98402). Fans and media are encourage to attend both events. Tuesday marks the next step in the public process of the stadium project, following last summer’s feasibility study that was conducted for a three-part concept to serve the Tacoma and greater Pierce County communities. This project is inclusive of a state-of-the-art soccer-specific stadium, the potential for mixed-use development and a new multi-field sports complex in Tacoma.


Additionally, a Metropolitan Parks Tacoma Board meeting is being held at 6:00 p.m. PT on Monday, March 9 at the Metro Parks Tacoma Headquarters Board Room (4702 S. 19th Street, Tacoma, WA 98405). A subsequent community rally in the parking lot of the Metro Parks Tacoma facility is set to begin that day at 5:00 p.m. PT, with further details set to be announced prior to March 9.

Tacoma Defiance opens its season on Friday, March 6 vs. Reno 1868 FC at Cheney Stadium (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+). Media members wishing to cover individual matches of the upcoming Defiance season may apply for single-match credentials via the following link: Media members must be on assignment for the respective affiliate for which the credential was applied.


WHAT: Tacoma Defiance Media Day

WHEN: Tuesday, March 3 – Training is from 1:00-3:00 p.m. PT, with media availability to follow

WHERE: Cheney Stadium (2502 South Tyler Street, Tacoma, WA 98405)

WHO: Open to all working members of the press

RSVP: Email Brian Verdi [] of Sounders FC Communications

WHAT: Community Rally & Tacoma City Council Meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, March 3 – Rally at 4:00 p.m. PT, followed by City Council session at 5:00 p.m. PT

WHERE: An American Tavern (744 Market Street 102B, Tacoma, WA 98402) & Tacoma City Hall (747 Market Street Tacoma, WA 98402)

WHO: Open to fans, members of the public and media members

RSVP: Email Alex Caulfield [] of Sounders FC Communications