Ken Griffey Jr.'s bronze plaque is now enshrined at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, but fans have a chance to see it in person when the plaque makes a rare appearance in Seattle for Ken Griffey Jr. Weekend at Safeco Field August 5-6.
"The plaque is going to be here for Saturday's pregame ceremony when we retire Ken's number. While we know that it won't be possible to accommodate everyone who wants to see the plaque, we felt it was important for fans to have the chance to share in Junior's special celebration," said Kevin Mather, Seattle Mariners President and COO.
The plaque will be on display at Safeco Field during the Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels games on Friday, August 5, and Saturday, August 6, which will provide an opportunity for fans with tickets to the games to see it.
There will be a photo opportunity at Safeco Field on Saturday, August 6, from 8:00 am-1:00 pm for fans who do not have tickets to the games. Admission is free, but tickets are required (limited to the first 750 fans; up to four tickets per account).
The free tickets will be available beginning at 12:00 pm (noon), Thursday, July 28 at Mariners.com/Griffey. The tickets will be "delayed delivery," meaning they will be available to print at home 24 hours before the event. Tickets for the photo opportunity are available online only. They will NOT be available at Team Stores or at the Safeco Field ticket office.
Griffey Plaque Photo Opportunities
Friday, August 5, 2016
- 5:10 pm to the end of the game (tickets for the game are required)
Saturday, August 6, 2016
- 8:00 am-1:00 pm, free admission, but tickets are required. Available online at noon, Thursday, July 28, only at Mariners.com/Griffey.
- 6:45pm to the end of the game (tickets for the game are required)