Special events on deck for Mariners fans this season

With pitchers and catchers already on the fields of the Peoria Sports Complex in Arizona, the Seattle Mariners announced a slate of special events for the 2012 season including four bobbleheads, a 1950s Turn Back the Clock Night, Ichiro Bendy Day, and other annual events and giveaways fans look forward to each Mariners season.

The fun begins on Opening Night, Friday, April 13, as the Mariners meet the Oakland Athletics. All fans will receive a 2012 magnetic schedule courtesy of Safeco Insurance. More details about special pregame programming for Opening Night will be released in coming weeks.

This season, the Mariners are featuring four player bobbleheads, courtesy of ROOT SPORTS™. On Friday, April 20 (vs. Chicago White Sox), the first 20,000 fans will receive an Ichiro bobblehead featuring the speedy right fielder poised to go from first-to-third. The other bobbleheads are Dustin Ackley on Friday, May 25 (Vs. Los Angeles Angels), Felix Hernandez on Friday, June 15 (vs. San Francisco Giants), and a special 2012 Mariners Hall of Fame dual bobblehead with Dan Wilson and Randy Johnson on Saturday, July 28 (vs. Kansas City Royals). Wilson and Johnson will be inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame that day during a pregame ceremony.

Turn Back the Clock
The Mariners and Angels Turn Back the Clock to the 1950s on Saturday, May 26. The Mariners will wear retro Seattle Rainiers uniforms, and the Angels will sport old Pacific Coast League Angels uniforms. The first 20,000 fans will get a commemorative poster featuring Brandon League, Miguel Olivo, Brendan Ryan and Jason Vargas dressed in their 50s best, courtesy of Seattle Magazine.

Mom & Dad
The Mariners are celebrating Mother’s Day early on Wednesday, May 9 (vs. Detroit Tigers), when the first 10,000 moms will receive a necklace with the Mariners logo “S” pendant. And on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17 (vs. San Francisco Giants), the first 10,000 dads will receive a fishing cap, courtesy of Trader Joe’s.

Ichiro Bendy Day
Noted for his flexibility, Ichiro has been made into a character like the Baby Boomer’s favorite friends Gumby and Pokey. On Saturday, June 9 (vs. Los Angeles Dodgers), Ichiro Bendy Day, the first 10,000 fans will take home their very own bendable mini Ichiro that can be twisted and contorted into a variety of poses.

Smoakamotive Train Night
This year’s installment of the Mariners collector train set is the Justin Smoak “Smoakamotive,” the 13th car in the collection, for the first 20,000 fans on Friday, May 4 (vs. Minnesota Twins).

Just for Kids
There are also a lot of special events planned just for the youngest Mariners fans with Little League and Youth Baseball Days, and the annual Salute to Kids Day and Kids Appreciation Day, when kids take over the ballpark. Every Sunday beginning on July 1, all kids will be invited onto the field post-game to run around the bases, courtesy of KeyBank. And this year, all future super heroes aged 14-and under, will take home their very own Mariners cape on Sunday, July 15 (vs. Texas Rangers).

The full 2012 Seattle Mariners Schedule of Events is available at www.mariners.com/promotions

Ticket Specials
The Mariners continue to offer several specially priced ticket options throughout the season including:

  • BECU Family Nights – Select View Level seats for $10 on most Monday nights (day of game $12),
  • EQC Military Specials – Military personnel receive $5 off select View Level seats or $10 off Main Level seats all Tuesdays and July 4.
  • Safeco Insurance Grand Slam Family Packages – Ticket, hot dog and Pepsi for one low price, View Level $15, Main Level $30, Wells Fargo Terrace Club $35.
  • Senior Specials – Fans 60 and older get $5 off select View Level seats or $10 off select Main Level seats on select Wednesday and Sunday games.
  • King’s Court – Tickets in the King’s Court are available for each Felix Hernandez home start, including a King’s Court T-shirt and “K” card. Tickets will be available online at www.mariners.com/felix.

Single Game Tickets on sale March 10
Single game tickets for the 2012 Seattle Mariners season go on sale to the public on Saturday, March 10, at 10am.  Tickets will be available without a service charge at the Safeco Field Box Office and Seattle Mariners Team Stores.  They will also be available online at www.mariners.com.