Seattle Mariners games at T-Mobile Park FAQs: Parking, bag policy

From food options to parking and everything in between, here’s what you need to know before heading to T-Mobile Park to cheer on the Mariners.

SEATTLE – play ball! The Seattle Mariners set a franchise record with their 15th straight win Friday night, a streak that has the entirety of Major League Baseball talking.

Seattle went into the All-Star break with a narrow win that didn’t equal the 2001 club for the franchise’s best run. They haven’t lost since July 1st.

Friday’s game at T-Mobile Park begins at 7:10 p.m. PDT when the Seattle Mariners take on the Houston Astros.

The team will also unveil the logo for the 2023 MLB All-Star Game, which will be held in Seattle.

From dining options to parking and everything in between, here’s what you need to know if you’re headed to T-Mobile Park to see the Mariners this season:

GETTING TO THE BALLPARK

transportation and parking

T-Mobile Park is located at 1250 1st Ave S in Seattle’s SODO neighborhood. Fans are advised to “plan ahead and consider all available transport options”.

automobile: Click here for directions via Google Maps.

Park: T-Mobile Park offers three parking garages: Mariners Garage, Lumen Field Garage, and Union Station Garage South, which is the furthest away but also the cheapest. Parking lots and garages are also located in the Central Business District north of the ballpark. Parking for over 150 bikes is available in the Mariners Garage.

light rail: T-Mobile Park is a 10-15 minute walk from the stadium and International District/Chinatown light rail stations. Free parking is available at the Angle Lake, Tukwila International Boulevard, and Northgate Link light rail stations, according to Sound Transit’s website. Click here to plan your trip.

King County Subway: Seattle has an extensive bus network with multiple routes that stop near T-Mobile Park. Click here to plan your trip.

ridesharing and taxis: A taxi rank on the northwest corner of First Avenue South and South Royal Brougham Way operates before, during and after games, according to the Mariners’ website. Anyone using ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft are encouraged to use the taxi rank for public safety and traffic flow.

ferry: Colman Dock, also known as Pier 52, is less than 1 mile from T-Mobile Park. Click here for Washington State Ferries schedule information.

GATE AND BAG POLICY

What is allowed inside?

Fans are encouraged to arrive early to clear security.

All T-Mobile park main gates open 90 minutes before the first pitch. The T-Mobile pen gate, located next to the Mariners bullpen in centerfield, opens two hours before the first pitch. Fans can only enter the ballpark pen area until all other main gates are open.

bags

Clear plastic or vinyl bags no larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″ are permitted in T-Mobile Park. Clear 1-gallon plastic zip-lock bags are also allowed inside. Small handbags are allowed if they are no larger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches. Small bags don’t have to be clear plastic or vinyl.

Backpacks, purses, and duffel bags larger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches are not permitted. However, exceptions may be made for “medically necessary items” or, if a child is present, “single compartment diaper bags” are allowed.

“Security personnel must be able to see inside the bag and identify items at the bottom of the bag. Items may not be used to obscure the view of bag contents, including but not limited to non-see-through bags, pouches, etc. Bags with concealed interior contents are not allowed,” reads M.’s website.

Strollers, wheelchairs, and other mobility aids are permitted in the ballpark. Blankets are also allowed.

Fans are not allowed to enter the T-Mobile Park once they have left. Approved re-entry is possible in an emergency.

Outside food and water

Outside food is allowed in portion sizes. Factory-sealed water bottles are allowed, along with empty reusable plastic bottles if they are 32 ounces or smaller. Unsealed water bottles and returnable metal or glass bottles are not permitted.

Baby bottles, medicinal drinks and unopened “soft-walled, single-use containers such as juice boxes” are allowed.

Outside alcoholic beverages, including non-alcoholic beer, are not permitted in T-Mobile Park.

Click here for more information on T-Mobile Park’s bag and entry policies.

COVID POLICY

Masks not required

Fans are no longer required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to entering T-Mobile Park. Masks are no longer compulsory in all indoor and outdoor areas of the baseball stadium.

Anyone who feels ill or has been exposed to COVID-19 is asked to stay at home.

There are more than 300 hand sanitizer stations — most of which are contactless — located throughout the ballpark.

NEW DINING OPTIONS

Grab some grub

T-Mobile Park is cashless, meaning it only accepts credit, debit, or mobile payment options – like Apple Pay or Google Pay. However, there are eight kiosks in the park where visitors can exchange cash for prepaid debit cards.

The kiosks are free to use and can be topped up with any amount up to $500. The prepaid debit cards do not expire and can be used anywhere credit or debit cards are accepted, including locations outside of T-Mobile Park.

The eight cash-to-card kiosks are located in sections 103, 116, 128, 144, 226, 331, The ‘Pen and the Team Store.

dining options

The Mariners are offering more than just peanuts and cracker jacks at T-Mobile Park this season. New menu items offer restaurant-quality options from local restaurants and a “new and improved” Mariners Value Menu.

Fans will find popular concession items throughout the ballpark, including hot dogs, nachos, popcorn and refillable fountain drinks for $3.

Several local restaurants are offering dining at T-Mobile Park this season, including Hawaiian-Korean fusion restaurant Marination, local chain Just Poké, and Pure Açai, a sister company of Just Poké. Holy Smoke BBQ has also updated their menu items for the 2022 season.

Edgar’s Cantina also introduced several new items this season, including tacos del barrio with chicken, pork, or fried avocado; BBQ Brisket Quesadilla, Shrimp Tostada, Carne Asada Slider and Cantina Nachos.

Vegan and meatless options are also available at the ballpark.

Click here to see the “Top Foods” at T-Mobile Park and where various foods are located.

Are you looking for a specific or cheaper beer? Click here to view the T-Mobile Park Beer Finder.

RELATED: Mariners hope to hit a home run with the 2022 menu at T-Mobile Park

MORE INFORMATION AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below are some frequently asked questions and more information about T-Mobile Park:

Photography and video are allowed in T-Mobile Park if the images are for personal use only. “Video recording of any game action is prohibited,” M says on its website. Cameras smaller than 6 inches with the lens fully extended are allowed.

Items that may interfere with the “fun for others” such as tripods, detachable telephoto lenses, and selfie sticks are not allowed. Video cameras, monopods and retractable gimbals are also prohibited.

Coolers are not permitted at T-Mobile Park, but fans may bring a factory-sealed plastic water bottle or empty plastic water bottles under 32 ounces into the ballpark. Chairs or bleacher backrests that contain metal are also not allowed.

Other prohibited items include drones, balloons, beach balls and other inflatable items, laser pointers, self-defense sprays, and weapons of any kind. Click here for the full list of “Prohibited Items” on the Mariners website.

T-Mobile Park is a unique retractable roof designed to cover but not completely enclose the baseball field. While the retractable roof maintains an open-air environment while protecting fans from possible rain, visitors should dress appropriately and plan for possible chilly nights throughout the season. Click here to check the forecast.

Smoking is not permitted in T-Mobile Park or within 25 feet of entrances, windows, and air vents. These include cannabis, chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes.

All-gender restrooms are located in Sections 105, 120, 234, 319, 327, and 333.

Anyone who misplaces an item or becomes separated from their party should contact a Guest Service Center. Visitors can call (206) 346-4000 after a game for help with a lost item. Items are kept for one month before being donated to charity.

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Emma Bowman

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