It’s an emblem-new season for the Seattle Mariners, and with it comes a logo-new ballpark name: The stadium formerly called Safeco Field is now T-Mobile Park.
Despite the new name, it’s still the equal park the Mariners have played in because the park opened in 1999—and the handiest home the Mariners have been capable to call their very own. The group’s best preceding stadium changed into the Kingdome, which become woefully insufficient, better-desirable for Seattle Seahawks soccer.
To get you geared up for another season of Mariners baseball right here’s our full guide to get you commenced—such as the way to get there, wherein to eat, in which to take a seat, and what to discover.
Getting to T-Mobile Park
First element’s first: Do not drive to T-Mobile Park. Nothing will capture up Seattle weekend traffic like a sporting event, and using to the sport places you properly in the thick of it. If you must, be prepared to pay out the nose for parking (at the least $20 and as much as $60, and that’s just the official garages), or be prepared to drag over outdoor the neighborhood and take any other mode of transportation in.
“If you are going south after the game, park south of the stadium,” pointers Mariners fan Zach Wurtz. “If north—park north. Trying to bypass the stadium after a game shall we out can upload 30-plus mins to go 5 blocks.”
Fortunately, there are plenty of alternatives that do not require the usage of up your complete gasoline tank circling and your complete vocabulary of swears yelling.
Taking transit to T-Mobile Park
Your quality choice for purchasing to the stadium goes to be Link Light Rail. The stadium station is built for the park and Centurylink Field, however, involves a peculiar, winding overpass—the International District station will work just as properly (and be in the direction of higher dining alternatives earlier of the sport). You can buy an all-day bypass for the price of one-manner fares, to be able to prevent time boarding on the way back.
If light rail’s no longer an alternative, there are so many buses that could get you to the stadiums. The southbound 21, 116, 118, 119, 131, and 132 prevent on Edgar Martinez Drive right next to the park. The northbound five, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, 29, 33, 37, 116, 118, 119, 124, 131, 132, a hundred and fifty, 177, 178, and a hundred ninety forestall at Royal Brougham simply north of the park. Up within the Sodo Busway, proper through the stadium station, there are so many buses to serve you: The 101, 102, one hundred fifty, 177, 178, a hundred ninety, 590, 594, and 595 northbound, or the southbound five, 11, 101, 102, one hundred fifty, 177, 178, a hundred ninety, 590, or 594. The Mariners have even created a reachable transit map.
If you’re coming from the suburbs, there’s continually the Sounder commuter train—which makes special trips for positive Mariners games.
If none of those buses or trains work, the stadium’s pretty reasonable taking walks distance from the plentiful bus stops of downtown and Pioneer Square, possibly even nearer than one could be capable of the park. The First Hill Streetcar additionally gets closeby, with stops inside the International District and Pioneer Square.
Biking to T-Mobile Park
Biking to the stadium may appear overwhelming and no longer tremendous cozy—but there’s without a doubt garage motorbike parking in a bike cage close to the safety sales space within the south parking garage.