Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners have unveiled plans for $29.8m worth of renovations to T-Mobile Park ahead of the 2020 season.
The projects are part of a 10-year, $280m commitment to maintain and improve the ballpark, a condition of the 25-year lease with the Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities district.
Just over $20m will be spent on infrastructure improvements, including: replacing the ballpark’s 20-year-old sound system; replacing point-of-sale systems for concession stands; Americans with Disabilities Act upgrades; and putting in new roof wheels, paint, plumbing, and “other basic infrastructure work.”
The remaining $9.24m will be devoted to fan upgrades. They include: an expansion of the Left Field gate, adding 15 more entry points; a new bar space at Lookout Landing above the Left Field foul pole on the ballpark’s View Level; an “elevated Rooftop Boardwalk” above Home Plate Gate, with “enhanced viewing areas,” as well as concessions and areas for children; and new seating along the First Base Terrace Club for small groups.
“At 20-years of age, T-Mobile Park is still in good condition and a great place to watch baseball. The work we will be doing for next season and the years to come will ensure that it continues to be a first class experience for fans and is our home for generations to come,” said Kevin Mather, the Mariners president and chief executive officer.