A LETTER TO ALL MARINERS FANS
Dear Mariners Fans,
The developments of the last week have brought into clear focus what is most important in our community – that we take care of ourselves and each other.
The impact of the COVID-19 response on the game of baseball pales in comparison to what we are facing as a nation. Personally, I am proud of the leadership of the elected officials and public health professionals in the state of Washington and the way our fellow citizens have responded to this fast-moving emergency.
When Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred suspended Spring Training and delayed the start of the 2020 season, it was to safeguard the health and safety of the fans, players, staff and everyone in the community. It was the right decision. The latest we know from the Centers for Disease Control is the guidelines for social distancing may last another eight-weeks.
Although we don’t know when we will be able to open the baseball season here in Seattle, we are working to ensure that when that happens, T-Mobile Park will be as safe and clean as possible. We have also taken steps to establish a fund that will be used to assist Mariners Event Staff who will lose wages due to the postponement of our games. The Mariners and our owners are providing the start-up funds of $1 million. We would welcome the support of our fans, employees and players. More on how you can help soon.
When this crisis has passed, baseball will be back. Just as the game was a rallying point for our nation during World War II and helped us heal in those frightening and uncertain days after 9/11, when the time is right, we will once again unite around those magical words that start every game – PLAY BALL!
In the meantime, please take care and stay safe.
Seattle Mariners Chairman
MARINERS ANNOUNCE CREATION OF FUND TO SUPPORT SEATTLE MARINERS EVENT STAFF EMPLOYEES
SEATTLE, Wash. - While we hope to be back to playing baseball in Seattle as soon as possible, the health and safety of our community is the Mariners most important consideration.
As one part of our commitment to that community, the Mariners, along with Mariners ownership, are announcing today that we are creating a fund to support Seattle Mariners Event Staff employees who will lose pay because of the postponed games.
We are proud of our efforts to attract, train and hire workers from our diverse communities, including many that rely on their wages from our games. We understand that this is a difficult time for many seasonal staff who face the possibility of losing work hours.
With that in mind, our ownership and organization want to provide these deserving Seattle Mariners workers financial support.
We are working on details to the grant program now, and will have additional information available once the details are finalized.
Our thoughts remain with all of our fans, and neighbors, as we navigate this difficult time.
STATEMENT FROM THE SEATTLE MARINERS ON GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE’S COMMUNITY STRATEGIES TO COMBAT THE SPREAD OF COVID19
SEATTLE, Wash. - Following Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s announcement this morning that he is banning large group events through March, the Seattle Mariners are working with the Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner on alternative plans for our games that were scheduled for the end of March at T-Mobile Park in Seattle.
While we hope to be back to playing baseball in Seattle as soon as possible, the health and safety of our community is the most important consideration.
We will provide more information about our plans for the games as it becomes available.
Season Ticket Members, Suite Holders and Group Buyers will automatically receive a credit for tickets to un-played games. The credit will be applied by March 19 and may be used to purchase tickets for any other 2020 regular season home game.
Single-game ticket holders who purchased tickets directly through the Seattle Mariners will be automatically refunded to the credit card, debit card, gift card or other method of payment used to make your purchase. Additional details will be communicated directly to purchasers via email by March 14.