Ballpark Digest is previewing what every MLB team is doing to begin the season, both on and off the field, as the 2019 campaign is around the corner. Up next: the Seattle Mariners and T-Mobile Park.
With a new season comes a new identity for the Mariners’ home. As was announced in December, the Mariners and T-Mobile struck a 25-year naming-rights partnership to rebrand the former Safeco Field as T-Mobile Park. This change will be very evident in 2019, owing in large part to new branding elements added to the ballpark (a rendering of new exterior signage is shown above).
New branding will be perhaps the most evident change at the ballpark this season, providing a strong sign of the arrival of the new T-Mobile Park name that has supplanted the ballpark’s original identity. However, a new name is not all that the Mariners have in store at T-Mobile Park this season, as hospitality partner Centerplate and consulting Chef Ethan Stowell are introducing several new food and beverage options.
In a homage to the new naming-rights partnership, T-Mobile Park will feature a new signature cocktail dubbed the Magenta Mojo.
Several new food items are in store for the 2019 season as well, including the additions of local options from Paseo, Li’l Woody’s, and Fat’s Chicken and Waffles. Paseo will feature options ranging from a Caribbean Roast Sandwich to Roasted corn on the cob, available at Edgar’s Cantina & Edgar’s Home Run Porch.
Both Li’l Woody’s and Fat’s will be featured in the outfield gathering space ‘The Pen. There will be several food items highlighting the slate at Li’l Woody’s, including but not limited to an Impossible Veggie Burger, The Big Woody, and ’95 Slide–a combination of hand-cut fries with a side of Full Tilt ice cream shake for dipping. A Five Spice Fried Chicken Thigh Sandwich will be among the options available at Fat’s, which will also feature a variety of other choices that include but are not limited to Fat’s Wings and a Poutine.
Hit It Here Café will feature an updated menu with some new selections, while the Sultan of Sandwich will offer the Grand Salami Sandwich–a tribute to the Mariners late play-by-play announcer Dave Niehaus. For those looking for gluten-friendly, vegetarian, or vegan options, The Natural will feature a revamped menu that includes avocado toast and a build-your-own salad offering.
Shug’s Soda Fountain and Ice Cream will have two portable carts at the ballpark, offering Lopez Island Creamery small-batch super premium ice cream. Another desert option to check out will be the Metropolitan Market “Cookie,” which will be available at Frozen Rope. This menu item features two kinds of Belgian chocolate, toasted walnuts, and a sprinkle of fleur de sel.
Image courtesy Seattle Mariners and T-Mobile.
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