Tri-City Dust Devils Gameday Guide
Spend summer days and nights at the ballpark as you cheer on the Tri-City Dust Devils — an MLB Minor League baseball team affiliated with the Los Angeles Angels. The affordable, accessible and family-friendly atmosphere is perfect for baseball fans of all ages to watch top prospects and future all-stars make their Minor League debuts.
The Dust Devils
Formerly the Portland Rockies, the team’s name was changed to the Tri-City Dust Devils upon moving to Pasco, Washington, in 2001. The name is a nod to the harmless whirlwinds that can occur in the region’s farmlands, and the khaki and blue colors of the team’s logo and mascot, “Dusty” — a cartoonization of that weather event — evokes the region’s blue skies, the dark navy blue of the Columbia River, and the soft brown of the area’s rolling hills.
Able to accommodate nearly 3,700 fans, Gesa Stadium — formerly known as Tri-City Stadium and Dust Devils Stadium — is part of the Pasco Sporting Complex in northwest Pasco, just off of Interstate 182 and not far from the multi-purpose HAPO Center, several area hotels and the diverse array of restaurants and bars that line Burden Road and North Road 68. The stadium welcomes upwards of 80,000 fans a year for Dust Devils games and is host to other community events throughout the year.
Parking is available on-site, with a bus stop for Ben Franklin Transit less than a half-mile away from the stadium’s entrance. Gesa Stadium is easily distinguished thanks to its tall sunshade, which helps protect fans from the bright rays of the setting sun while keeping stadium temperatures cool. While not watching the action on the field, fans can soak in a stunning sunset vista of Horse Heaven Hills off in the distance. Don’t miss the life-size bobblehead of former Dust Devil and current NFL quarterback, Russell Wilson, as you explore the stadium’s concourse.
Attending a Dust Devils game is a delight for the whole family, from the youngest of fans to the most well-versed baseball aficionados. The season traditionally begins in early spring, around April or May, and runs through September. Fans attending home games can regularly take advantage of themed nights, giveaways and special events and promotions, including post-game fireworks displays and savings on concessions. Tickets can be purchased online or at the stadium box office.
For the 2022 season, fans can enjoy 14 different fireworks nights, a Marvel-themed game complete with Captain America-inspired uniforms, giveaways and other special events. On the first Thursday home game of each month, the Dust Devils will play as their Copa identity, the Viñeros de Tri-City, to celebrate the region’s Hispanic and Latino communities. The Viñeros, or Vintagers, represent the migrant agricultural workers that are crucial to the Washington wine industry and the region’s production of grapes.
Fans can feast on traditional ballpark fare available at a concession stand along the first base line, including hot dogs, peanuts and nachos, with more menu items such as crispy chicken sandwiches, loaded tater tots and garlic fries available at The Fry Shack on the opposite side of the stadium. Multiple beer stands provide guests ages 21 and older an impressive selection of domestic, imported and craft beer to choose from.
When the Dust Devils take the field, the energy in the stadium is palpable, as passionate local fans stomp on the metal bleachers, cheer and clap for the home team. When not engaging in on-field antics, the team’s mascot, Dusty, regularly patrols the stadium, stopping to pose for photos and greet fans throughout the game.