A postgame fireworks show and drawings for dozens of prizes including a Ford C-Max hybrid car, a seven-day Holland America Line cruise, airline tickets, flat screen TV, 2014 Opening Night tickets, and player autographed memorabilia highlight the Fan Appreciation Night and Kids Appreciation Day celebrations at Safeco Field on September 27 and 29.
Fan Appreciation Night, Friday, September 27 (Mariners vs. Oakland A's)
Start time for the game on Friday, September 21, is 7:10pm. Gates at The 'Pen open at 4:40pm. All other gates open at 5:10pm. All fans will receive a Seattle Mariners team poster with a preview of the 2014 season schedule.
Random Prize Drawings
During batting practice, fans have the chance to catch specially marked balls redeemable for Mariners autographs. During the game, there will be random drawings for prizes including roundtrip airfare, Holland America Line cruises, gift cards to Seattle restaurants, a Mariners Team Store shopping spree, Diamond Club and All-Star Club tickets, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.0 with one year of T-Mobile service, iPad Mini, iPod and much more. Every inning, a car key will be given away, one of which will start a 2013 Ford C-Max hybrid car. The nine key holders will test their luck on field immediately after the game. A fireworks show, set to the music of the summer of 2013, will start approximately 20 minutes after the final out of the game.
4th Annual Fan Awards
During the pre-game ceremony, which starts at 6:30pm, the 4th Annual Fan Awards will be presented including Fan Catch of the Year, Fan Photo of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement. The Mariners will also honor the ROOT SPORTS™ Ultimate Northwest Fans from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.
The Baseball Writers Association of America Seattle Chapter will present its annual Mariners team awards including Pitcher of the Year, Player of the Year, Unsung Hero and Heart & Hustle Awards.
Kids Appreciation Day, Sunday, September 29 (Mariners vs. Oakland)
The festivities continue on Sunday, September 29, with Kids Appreciation Day, presented by Ivar's & Kidd Valley. Game time is 1:10 p.m. All kids 14 and under will receive a Mariner Moose poster and be entered to win great prizes to be drawn at random during the game including autographed memorabilia, a BMX bike, Nintendo Wii U Deluxe, the chance to be a ROOT SPORTS broadcaster for a day and much more.
Saturday and Sunday are the final Kids Eat Free Weekend at Safeco Field. All kids 14-and-under will receive a voucher for a free hot dog and soda.
All kids and their families are invited to participate in a pregame on-field parade starting at 11:30am. During the game, over 20 mascots from around the Northwest will entertain the crowd and there will be a special Kids Zone near Section 184 with face painters, balloon artists, carnival games, a Mariners prize wheel and coloring contest.
Tickets Still Available
Tickets for Fan Appreciation Night and Kids Appreciation Day and all other games on the Mariners 2013 home schedule are available at www.mariners.com/tickets. They can also be purchased with no service charge at Seattle Mariners Team Stores (Bellevue Square, Southcenter Mall, Alderwood Mall, and at 4th and Stewart in downtown Seattle) and the Safeco Field box office. Tickets are also available at Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, or by calling 1-888-SEA-HITS.
Saturday's start time is 1:10 p.m. The game will air live on ROOT SPORTS, 710 ESPN and the Mariners Radio Network. Sunday's game will air on ROOT SPORTS and 770 AM (due to a conflict with the Seahawks game on 710 ESPN) and the Mariners Radio Network.