The Tri-Cities is a great destination for travelers looking to have some fun in Eastern Washington. There are days and days of warmth and sunshine there from Spring through Fall. The winters aren’t bad either usually. There are some great places to stay in the Tri-Cities and a lot to do too. Regardless of what your interests are.
If you or anyone in your family is a sports fan though, the Tri-Cities has a couple of great options.
TRI-CITY DUST DEVILS
The Tri-City Dust Devils are a member of the short-season Class A Northwest League. This league has been in existence as it is now since the 1950’s. The other teams that play in it and compete with the Dust Devils are Everett, Spokane, Vancouver, Boise, Eugene, Hillsboro, and Salem-Keizer. The Dust Devils came there in 2001 after having played as the Portland Rockies. The principal owner of the team is Hall of Fame baseball player George Brett.
The Tri-City Dust Devils play home games in Gesa Stadium in Pasco, Washington. Their season runs from mid-June to September and the team is an affiliate of the San Diego Padres. Like most short-season Class A minor league teams, the Dust Devils roster will usually feature many of the most recent draft picks of the parent club. Like most minor league baseball teams, the Dust Devils put on a great show for those who come out to the games. If you travel to or through the Tri-Cities during the summertime and you’re a baseball fan, you’ll love taking in a Tri-City Dust Devils game.
Tri-City Dust Devils Online
Tri-City Dust Devils
The Tri-City Americans are a popular local hockey club that plays its home games in the Toyota Center in Kennewick, Washington. The Americans play in the Western Hockey League, a league that also consists of teams in several Canadian communities and Everett, Portland, Seattle, and Spokane in the United States. The team was founded in 1966 but did not find its way to the Tri-Cities until 1988. Included in the Americans ownership group are Olaf Kolzig and Stu Barnes, two former NHL players who also at one time played for the team.
Being a major junior hockey team, the roster of the Tri-City Americans is made up of young players who are eligible to be, or have already been, drafted by National Hockey League teams. Many of these players also often go on to play at the NCAA level. This is an exciting and energy filled brand of hockey. The arena is action packed with hockey action during gametime and fun promotional events between periods. The schedule sees these games played from September through March. If you’re lucky enough to be traveling through the Tri-Cities area between late Fall and early Spring, take the chance and check out a Tri-City Americans game. You won’t regret it.
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