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2015 Spring Training tickets on sale December 20

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Last week’s news about Kyle Seager’s contract extension and the signing of Nelson Cruz have you eager for the season to start, take heart, Spring Training is coming right up.

Tickets for Mariners Spring Training games at the Peoria Sports Complex go on sale to the general public on Saturday, December 20. If you are a Mariners season ticket holders or Mariners.com registered user, there are special pre-sales just for you.

The registered user pre-sale is 11am PST on December 13 until 4pm PST on December 15. (Season ticket holders are being contacted directly with information about their pre-sale opportunity.)

If you’d like to register at Mariners.com, the deadline to sign up is Thursday, December 11.

The other pre-sale opportunity is with the Peoria Sports Complex Ticket Office Priority Order form. Download the form at Peoriaaz.gov/SpringTraining. There is a three game minimum or 20 ticket minimum for group orders. Deadline for Priority Orders is December 16.

Once Spring Training tickets go on sale to the public on December 20, they’ll be available by phone (800-677-1227 and 888-SEA-HITS) and online (Mariners.com). The Ticket Office at the Peoria Sports Complex opens on January 10.

Pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training on February 20. The first game of the 2015 Spring campaign is the annual charity game against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, March 4. Proceeds from the game benefit several Peoria area non-profits.

The Mariners Spring Training Schedule includes 32 total games and 16 “home” games at the Peoria Sports Complex. The Mariners will host both World Series participants in Peoria. The American League Champion Kansas City Royals visit on Thursday, March 26, followed two days later (March 28) by the World Champion San Francisco Giants.

The Mariners close out the 2015 training camp with a pair of games against the Colorado Rockies: Friday, April 3, at Peoria (7:05pm) and Saturday, April 4, at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale. (12:10pm). The Mariners then travel to Seattle to prepare for the regular season Opening Day at Safeco Field on Monday, April 6, against the Los Angeles Angels.

20-Game Plans Now Available

Opening Day 2015 is still five months away, but it’s not too early to get great seats and the best prices for the games you want to see.

Next season, a new 20-Game Plan will replace several categories of “mini” season ticket plans (such as Business, Weekend, Half and 16-Game). The 20-Game Plan was offered to renewing season ticket holders two weeks ago. Now it’s now available to new accounts.

There are four pre-selected packages with a mix of games and dates and a Flex Plan option that lets you chose the games. You can combine plans to create your own personal schedule. Here are some of the benefits of the new 20-Game Plan:

  • 20-Game Plans are available in infield locations on the Main and Club Levels not previously available for partial-season ticket plans.
  • Opening Day, Monday, April 6, vs. Los Angeles Angels, is available for purchase to all 20-Game Plan holders.
  • Depending on seat location and games selected, 20-Game Plans offer discounts of 10%-30% off the cost of single-game tickets.

New full season tickets are also available, which save anywhere from 10%-60% off the cost of single-game tickets. In addition to the cost savings, benefits include:

  • Priority for postseason tickets.
  • Seattle Mariners Team Store discounts of 10% everyday (and 20% every Tuesday) at all five Team Stores.
  • Discount on pre-paid season parking at Safeco Field garage.
  • Discounts on select Safeco Field Suites.
  • Exclusive Season Ticket Holder events and opportunities such as early gate openings to watch Mariners batting practice, exclusive meet and greet opportunities, and more.
  • Complimentary 2015 Mariners Information Guide.
  • Presale for Spring Training, single-game tickets and other Safeco Field special events.
  • Hit It Here Café reservations on game days.
  • Secure online ticket management, including resale and forwarding services through com/MyAccount.

More information about the 20-Game Plan and all Mariners season tickets is available at mariners.com/seasontickets or by calling 206-346-4001.
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2015 Season Ticket Plans and Prices

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Planning for 2015 is well underway. One of the first boxes teams check on the To Do list is renewing their season tickets. Mariners account holders started getting information about their renewal plan and prices this week.

A major change from 2014 is the introduction of the 20-Game Plan. This plan will replace all partial season ticket plans going forward (Half, Business, Weekend and 16-Game Plans). There are four pre-selected plans and a Flex Plan that lets you choose your own schedule. Fans can combine 20-Game Plans to get the number of games they want.

The Mariners have used “variable” pricing for several years based on opponent, day of the week and special event. This season, there will also be demand-based pricing for ticket locations. Those areas with highest demand will have price increases, those with lower demand will have price decreases. The largest increase is $2.62 per seat per game. The largest decrease is $1.26 per seat per game. (This is only the second time since 2007 that full season ticket prices have been raised.)

Renewing season ticket holders will pay a lower price than new accounts, and all season ticket holders will still get discounts of from 10% to as much as 60% off the price of single game tickets.

Season ticket holders also enjoy other benefits including:

  • Seattle Mariners Team Store discounts of 10% everyday (and 20% every Tuesday) at all five Team Stores.
  • Discount on pre-paid season parking at Safeco Field garage.
  • Discounts on select Safeco Field Suites.
  • Exclusive Season Ticket Holder events and opportunities such as early gate openings to watch Mariners batting practice, exclusive meet and greet opportunities, and more.
  • Complimentary 2015 Mariners Information Guide.
  • Presale for Spring Training, single-game tickets and other Safeco Field special events.
  • Priority for postseason tickets.
  • Hit It Here Café reservations on game days.
  • Secure online ticket management, including resale and forwarding services through com/MyAccount.

Complete information about 2015 Mariners season tickets is available at mariners.com or by calling 206-346-4001.

Information about 2015 single-game tickets will be announced later.

Happy King Felix Day

As if you needed another reason to come out to Safeco Field tonight, but the Mariners are coming off a three-game sweep of the red-hot Kansas City Royals and are 4 games over .500 with a 40-36 record. And this guy is taking the mound vs. the defending World Champion Boston Red Sox…

To be part of the King’s Court, visit Mariners.com/kingscourt.

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Two Mariners Super Fans Keep Streak Alive

Greg Holbron and Tom Nostrant are first and second in line for Mariners single game tickets.

Greg Holbron and Tom Nostrant are first and second in line for Mariners single game tickets.

For 14 years, Greg Holbron has pitched a tent on the sidewalk next to Safeco Field and spent a couple of nights in the cold to make sure he’s among the first fans to buy tickets for the upcoming Mariners season.

Mind you, he’s not after the best, closest seat to home plate. Holbron makes the trek from Tri-Cities and sleeps on concrete for bleacher seats.

“I’m happy with the centerfield bleachers. It’s a good seat and it’s cost effective for a family, and a good view,” he said.

Holbron is joined in this exercise of “Super-Fandom” by Tom Nostrant, a retired middle school math teacher from Aberdeen, who has been camping out for Mariners tickets for 12 years.

Both Holbron and Nostrant realize that they can buy tickets online or at Ticketmaster Ticket Centers closer to home, but they like saving the service charges by buying in person, and Holbron thinks he gets better seats.

“When I’m at the window, I can get the seat I want. When I’m on Ticketmaster, I can only tell them the section, and it thinks for a little bit, “What about these seats?” I know they’re not the best available and I say “No.” And it thinks for another minute or so. Meantime, other people are buying tickets,” explains Holbron.

Nostrant agrees that saving the service charge, along with the high-touch customer service at the Safeco Field ticket office are important. Plus, “It’s fun. Besides Greg and some of his friends, you see the same people every year. It’s kind of a little community,” Nostrant says.

By Thursday morning, two days before single game tickets go on sale for the 2014 season, both Holbron and Nostrant had pitched their small tents on the sidewalk next to the ballpark along 1st Avenue, set up folding chairs, stowed their coffee carafes and cooler of snacks, and fired up a portable heater.

Nostrant says he and Holbron have learned a thing or two over the years about how to survive their urban campout.

“Bring warm things, and when we came across propane heating, that was a bonus. Just be prepared for wet, windy and cold,” said Nostrant.

While their accommodations aren’t ideal (road noise, lights, and sleeping bags on concrete), they came prepared (earplugs, eye masks, air mattresses and pillows), and both Holbron, who takes vacation from his job at the Columbia Generating Station near Richland, and Nostrant, who’s retired, have plenty to do while they wait.

Nostrant has some travel books to help plan an upcoming trip to Amsterdam, and Holbron has downloaded “The Complete Sherlock Holmes” (four full-length novels and 56 short stories) to his Nook ereader.

Both say they look forward to the experience every year, and they get bragging rights that they will be #1 and #2 at the Safeco Field box office when 2014 single game tickets go on sale at 10 am Saturday, March 8.

A tent on the sidewalk next to Safeco Field is home to Greg Holbron for a couple of nights each spring.

A tent on the sidewalk next to Safeco Field is home to Greg Holbron for a couple of nights each spring.

Come Streaking With Us!

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To celebrate the current seven-game winning streak, we are reducing ticket prices on all Main, Club and View Level seats by $7 for tonight’s game against the Cleveland Indians, as the Mariners go for eight in a row. Game time is 7:10 pm at Safeco Field.

These tickets can be purchased online at mariners.com, using the special promo code STREAK.

Fans can take advantage of the $7 off for Tuesday’s game by going to the Safeco Field Box Office or any Mariners Team Store (no promo code needed).

Hope to see you tonight on the Corner of Edgar & Dave as Erasmo Ramirez faces off against Indians right-hander Zach McAllister.

Mariners Mondays – The King’s Court x2

The King's Court.

The King’s Court.

This week on Mariners Mondays on ROOT Sports a look back at two of Felix Hernandez’s gems, including the remarkable Supreme Court Night, Felix’s first home start after the perfect game.

Felix was in King’s Court form at Yankee Stadium on August 4 for his third shutout of the season, a 1-0, two-hit win over the Yankees. It was Felix’s second shutout in five starts at the new Yankee Stadium and it pushed his career ERA there to 1.13, the lowest of any pitcher with at least two starts there.

And of course, we all know that two starts later, Felix threw a perfect game at Safeco Field against the Tampa Bay Rays. Felix’s next scheduled start at Safeco was to be just as memorable.

A sea of 39,000 yellow Supreme Court T-shirts greeted the King when he took the mound on August 21 against the Cleveland Indians. And although he wasn’t perfect, Felix was still dominant with only one run and five strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings. A four-run 7th inning helped the Mariners to a 5-1 win over the Indians, the Mariners 7th straight victory.

Mariners Mondays looks back at both these great pitching performances tonight on ROOT SPORTS.

What Felix Means to the Mariners

This pretty much sums up how we feel about King Felix!

Spring Training Tickets Now On Sale

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As of this morning at 8 a.m., tickets for the 2013 Cactus League schedule at Peoria Stadium are on sale.

Here is a picture of the line formed at the Peoria Stadium Ticket Office taken by Mariners front office staff member Craig Geffrey. Hard to believe, but the Mariners first Cactus League game is in 48 days when the Mariners take on the Padres on Friday, February 22.

A line forms in the Arizona sunshine as spring training tickets went on sale this morning.

A line forms in the Arizona sunshine as spring training tickets went on sale this morning.

Click on the below graphic for more information on 2013 Seattle Mariners Spring Training Tickets.

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Movin’ on down! Season Ticketholder Relocation

It’s an annual rite of fall. The Mariners season ticketholder relocation.

For most, it’s a chance to get a little closer to the action. For some, it’s a chance to opt for a different plan.

Linda Del Monte of Seattle, who’s had a 16-game plan with a friend for about 10 years, was looking to get closer to the field. She and her ticket partner started off in Section 116. They made a couple of moves over the years, mostly lateral, and ended up in Section 117, Row 28, seats 15-16. This year, after scoping out all the options, they moved eight rows closer to the field, same section, same seats, this time Row 20.

Robin Wimpsett, also of Seattle, is going into his 21st year as a Mariners season ticketholder. At the Kingdome, he was on the first base side “so I could look into the Mariners dugout.” At Safeco Field, he moved over to the third base side for the same reason, ending up in Section 144, Row 15, Seats 1-2.

Robin Wimpsett of Seattle decided he wanted to keep his current location.

Each year, Wimpsett checks to see whether he can move closer to home plate and closer to the field. But one thing he doesn’t want to give up is his location on the aisle. After surveying the color coded seats, paying close attention to the ones with hot pink signs (16 Game plans), Wimpsett decided that if he moved in, he’d be moving up to a higher row, so he concluded “Looks like I’m staying.”

Steve Posalski, who shares seats with his wife Eileen, has also moved around over the years, looking to get closer. They ended up in Section 114, Row 10, Seats 8-9. He says they’re “easily the best seats we’ve ever had.” They’re close to the field, down the first base line, and even though his “magic glove” has prevented him from ever catching a foul ball, the area still sees plenty of action.

This year, Posalski’s goal was to switch from the 16-Game Plan Option E to Option A. According to Posalski, “We pick the plan with the fewest Boston and Yankees games.” The question was whether their great location would be available when they switched from E to A?

Steve Posalski kept his great seat location, but opted for a different 16-Game Plan.

Standing at his seats, scanning the hot pink sign, Posalski was delighted to see that they were available for the new plan. “I’m a happy guy,” he said.

Once current season ticketholders have had a chance to relocate, new account holders will be able to choose their spots. If you’d like to find out about Mariners 2013 season tickets, call 206-346-4001, or follow this link.

Color-coded signs let fans know which seats are available for various Mariners season ticket plans.

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