The team said it was the largest expansion and first full interior space refresh since the ballpark opened in 1999.
SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners are giving fans a preview of their new high-end gear coming to T-Mobile Park next season.
The club said it is on track to complete its new Press Club and Diamond Club expansion in time for the 2023 season and the MLB All-Star Game. The team said it was the largest expansion and first full interior space refresh since the ballpark opened in 1999.
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“It’s all about the fans,” said Catie Griggs, president of business operations for the Seattle Mariners. “We are now focused on overdue improvements to the premium customer experience. By updating and expanding the Diamond Club and creating the new Press Club, we are responding to requests from our fans and fulfilling our lease obligation. to ensure that our premium offerings keep pace with what is available in the Seattle market and in professional sports in general.”
The budget for these projects is approximately $55 million. Sailors will pay for upgrades and will not receive any King County Lodging Tax revenue.
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The Diamond Club, which has attracted businesses and corporations since the ballpark’s inception in 1999, will be renovated and expanded below the stadium’s lower bowl to total 13,000 square feet.
The press box will be emptied and transformed into a premium space, with the media working area moved lower into the third base line. There will be seating for 200 guests with a full view directly behind home plate.
The press box will still be at the Terrace Club level, but reduced to 104 seats. It is expected to open in the middle of the 2022 season.