The All Stars are coming… The All Stars are coming. The city of Seattle can finally hear those words for the first time in 22 years.
Plans to bring the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby back to T-Mobile Park, which last hosted it in 2001 when it was known as Safeco Field, are being finalized, according to sources. MLB declined to comment and said it would not confirm that Seattle was the choice.
This was first announced by Jeff Passan:
The Mariners have recently made upgrades to their home ballpark. Including new areas for fans to hang out, a total amount of $30 million in upgrades to what is now known as T-Mobile Park. The last time the Mariners hosted the All-Star Game, it was known as Safeco Field.
Those upgrades that the Mariners made include:
- Expand the Left Field Gate to add 15 additional points of entry for fans and replace the existing Left Field ticket office with a new concession area that will connect to The T-Mobile ‘Pen (shown below);
- Create a new bar and fan/group entertainment space at Lookout Landing above the left field foul pole on the View Level;
- Create an elevated Rooftop Boardwalk above the Home Plate Gate rotunda with enhanced viewing areas, concessions, monitors and kids play activities;
- Introduce a new seating option in the First Base Terrace Club with Terrace Club Loge Boxes and Terrace Club Tables to provide an alternative to single seats in favor of small group or social spaces for fans.
T-Mobile Park, a retractable-roof jewel that’s nearly a quarter-century old but still is regarded as one of the game’s best stadiums, has gone nearly 20 years without a game of great significance, with 2001 also being the last year the Mariners made the playoffs. Though, the Mariners are 2 games out of the playoffs this year.
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