Past & present celebrated in 2017 to mark Mariners 40th anniversary

Tributes to Edgar, Junior, Kingdome on tap for this season

The Seattle Mariners celebrate the franchise's 40th Anniversary in 2017 with a host of special events and promotions to commemorate the past and celebrate the present of Seattle Mariners Baseball.

Edgar Martinez Weekend
The Mariners will celebrate the career of the best right-handed hitter of his era with a weekend of activities on Friday, August 11 through Sunday, August 13 when the Los Angeles Angels come to town. Friday is Edgar Martinez Bobblehead Night. Saturday, Edgar's #11 will be retired during a pregame ceremony and fans will receive miniature versions of the plaque that will be mounted in center field at Safeco Field next to Ken Griffey Jr.'s #24 and Jackie Robinson's #42. Sunday, is Edgar Martinez replica jersey day. (First 45,000 fans for all three.)

Griffey Statue
In honor of his induction to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016, a statue of Ken Griffey Jr. will be dedicated at Safeco Field early in the 2017 season. On Friday, April 14, when the Mariners meet the Texas Rangers, the first 45,000 fans will receive a replica of the statue. (Plans for the public unveiling of the statue will be released later.)

Bobbleheads
In addition to the Edgar bobblehead on August 11, there are six other bobbleheads giveaways on the calendar. On Wednesday, April 19, when Ichiro Suzuki and the Miami Marlins come to town, the first 20,000 fans will receive an Ichiro "HITstory" bobblehead that pays tribute to his record-setting 262 hit season in 2004 and his 3,000th MLB hit on August 7, 2016.

Other bobblehead nights (first 20,000 fans, courtesy of ROOT SPORTS):

  • Saturday, May 6, vs. Rangers, Felix Hernandez Bobblehead Night;
  • Saturday, May 20, vs. Chicago White Sox, Jay Buhner Bobblehead Night;
  • Saturday, June 3, vs. Tampa Bay Rays, Nelson Cruz Bobblehead Night;
  • Saturday, July 8, vs. Oakland Athletics, Kyle Seager Bobblehead Night;
  • Saturday, September 9, Robinson Canó Bobblehead Night (also Salute to Latin American Beisebol Night).

Fireworks Nights
This year, there are five postgame Fireworks Nights on tap:

  • Friday, June 2, vs. Tampa Bay, Dancing through the Decades theme;
  • Friday, June 23, vs. Houston Astros, Sounds of Seattle theme featuring music from Seattle's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame bands;
  • Monday, July 3, vs. Kansas City Royals, patriotic theme;
  • Friday, July 28, vs. New York Mets, Sing-A-Long;
  • Friday, September 22, vs. Cleveland Indians, Fan Appreciation Night.

CAPtivating
On Saturday, April 15, vs. the Rangers, the first 20,000 fans will receive a Mariners cap with camo trim on the bill, courtesy of The Boeing Company. (It's also Salute to Armed Forces Night, with ticket specials for all current and former members of the U.S. military and commemorative coins upon exit.)

The Beard Hat is back with an updated look for 2017 (the first 20,000 fans on Friday, May 5, vs. Rangers). It's also College Night, with ticket specials for all registered students (with college I.D.).

Friday, May 19, vs. the White Sox, is Kuma Bear Hoodie Night. The first 15,000 fans will get an adult-sized, navy Mariners jacket with a bear face and ears on the hood.

Saturday, June 24, vs. Houston, the first 20,000 fans will receive a Mariners cap, and on Tuesday, July 4, the first 15,000 fans will receive a Stars & Stripes themed cowboy hat.

Kingdome Memories
Two promotions pay fond tribute to the Kingdome. On Friday, July 7, vs. Oakland, 10,000 fans will receive a Safeco Field snow globe, and 10,000 fans will receive a Kingdome snow globe, and on Saturday, July 29, vs. the Mets, 15,000 fans will receive a miniature replica of the U.S.S. Mariner, the yellow "ship" moored behind the outfield wall at the Kingdome that marked Mariners homeruns with cannon fire (tugboat bullpen cart not included).

More information about the complete 2017 Promotions & Special Events schedule, including Little League and Youth Baseball Days, Bark at the Park, Salute to Kids, Stitch 'n Pitch and more, is available at Mariners.com/Promotions.

Single-Game Tickets
Single-game tickets for the 2017 season go on sale on Saturday, March 11, at 10:00 a.m. at Mariners.com/Tickets, the Safeco Field Box Office, Seattle Mariners Team Stores in downtown Seattle (4th & Stewart), Bellevue Square, Alderwood Mall and Southcenter Mall, and by phone, toll-free, at 1-888-SEA-HITS (888-732-4487).
 
Season Tickets
The best prices and seat locations are available prior to March 11 to Mariners season ticket holders. Season ticket plans include full season and 20-Game plans. Season ticket holders save up to 35% over single game prices, lock in the best locations and get additional benefits including access to exclusive experiences and services, discounts and a dedicated account representative.
 

10-Game Flex Packs
Seattle Mariners 10-Game Flex Packs go on sale Thursday, January 26. Fans can choose 10 games, including Opening Night, Edgar Martinez Weekend, bobbleheads, fireworks and other high-demand special events. Plans start as low as $200 with savings up to 20% off single-game ticket prices.

For more information about 10-Game Flex Packs, or Mariners season tickets, including full-season and 20-Game Plans, log onto Mariners.com/17, or call 206-346-4001.