04/10/2012 7:42 PM EST
Mariners Opening Weekend homestand update
THE SETUP: The Mariners will open their home schedule at Safeco Field beginning Friday with ace Felix Hernandez on the mound. Mariners return home for a 10-day, 9-game homestand against the Oakland Athletics (Friday-Sunday), Cleveland Indians (April 17-19) and Chicago White Sox (April 20-22). Great seats are available for every game during the homestand. For details about the best ticket deals, visit Mariners.com/tickets.
THIS WEEKEND: The Athletics and Mariners will face-off for a third “opener” on Friday. The two played each other on March 28 as part of the Gloops Japan Opening Series 2012, and the Mariners were the visiting team for the A’s home opener on April 6. Now the A’s, who lost each of the previous two “openers” return the favor in Seattle’s first home game. NEXT WEEK: The Mariners will continue their homestand starting Tuesday against the Indians and conclude with a three game series against Chicago starting Friday, April 20.
DATE OPP TIME TV RADIO PITCHING PROBABLES VS. OAK
Fri. April 13 Athletics 7:10 ROOT 710 ESPN RH Felix Hernandez vs. RH Bartolo Colon
Sat. April 14 Athletics 6:10 ROOT 710 ESPN RH Hector Noesi vs. LH Tommy Milone
Sun. April 15 Athletics 1:10 ROOT 710 ESPN RH Blake Beavan vs. RH Graham Godfrey
FRIDAY, APRIL 13 VS. ATHLETICS – 7:10 PM
- Pre-game festivities begin at 6:30.
- The first King’s Court of the season with Felix Hernandez on the mound. The Opening Night price for tickets in the two special seating sections (149-150) is $45, which includes a King’s Court T-shirt and K Card.
- Former Mariners outfielder Mike Cameron will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
- National Anthem will be performed by Anna Graceman, a 12-year old singer/songwriter from Juneau, Alaska. Anna was a finalist on America’s Got Talent and her music videos have been viewed millions of times on YouTube.
- The annual first run around the bases of Safeco Field is by 12-year old Make-A-Wish recipient Olivia Hanstad of Mount Vernon. Olivia is a cancer survivor who will be the first person to “touch them all” at Safeco Field on Opening Night.
- Opening Night – Magnetic Schedules. All fans in attendance will receive a Mariners 2012 magnetic schedule courtesy of Safeco Insurance.
SATURDAY, APRIL 14 VS. ATHLETICS – 6:10 PM
- The national champion Western Washington University men's basketball team will be at Safeco Field for a special tribute prior to the game. The Vikings became just the second collegiate men's basketball team in the state of Washington to capture a national title, and the first in 36 years.
- Mariners Care Silent Auction: Every Saturday home game the Seattle Mariners will be hosting a Silent Auction to benefit Mariners Care. Select memorabilia including autographed baseballs, game-used bats, autographed jerseys worn in the Mariners TV commercials and other items. Go to Section 128 to participate.
- Scottish Heritage Day: The second annual Scottish Heritage Night at Safeco Field (mariners.com/Scottish). Discounted ticket prices, exclusive through this online offer. Receive a FREE Seattle Mariners Scottish Heritage Night T-shirt when you purchase your tickets through this special offer (while supplies last). DEADLINE TO PURCHASE: Friday, April 13 at 5:00 p.m. Pricing: $15 View Reserved (normally $20), $35 Field Level (normally $40)
SUNDAY, APRIL 15 VS. ATHLETICS – 1:10 PM
- Jackie Robinson Day – All players for both the Mariners and Athletics will wear number 42 on their uniforms of Jackie Robinson.
- Ceremonial First Pitch: Five-time NBA Most Valuable Player and twelve-time All-Star, Bill Russell will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
- Senior Special Day: Fans 60 and over receive $5 off select View Level seats or $10 off select Main Level seats. Available at the Safeco Field box office and Mariners Team Stores with a valid ID. One ticket per senior per game.
- African American Heritage Day. Special group seating has been reserved and is available for purchase online at Mariners.com/AfricanAmerican. A portion of the tickets sold through this offer will benefit South Seattle Senior Center. Receive a FREE Seattle Mariners African American Heritage Night t-shirt only when you purchase through this special offer. DEADLINE TO PURCHASE: Thursday, April 12th at 5:00 p.m. Pricing: $16 View Reserved Seating, $8 from each ticket sold will benefit Southeast Seattle Senior Center
PROMOTIONS SCHEDULE: See more details on the Mariners Promotions Page.
DATE OPP PROMOTIONS FOR ATHLETICS, INDIANS & WHITE SOX SERIES
Fri. April 13 Athletics Opening Night – Magnetic Schedules presented by Safeco Insurance
Sat. April 14 Athletics
Sun. April 15 Athletics Senior Special Day
Mon. April 16 OFF DAY
Tue. April 17 Indians Military Special Night
Wed. April 18 Indians Grand Slam Family Package Night
Thur. April 19 Indians College Night
Fri. April 20 White Sox Ichiro Bobblehead Night presented by ROOT Sports (first 20,000 fans)
Sat. April 21 White Sox Kitchen Catcher presented by BASF, EcoSafe & Seattle Public Utilities (first 10,000 fans)
Salute to Armed Forces Day – Military Coin presented by Boeing (first 20,000 fans)
Sun. April 22 White Sox Little League Day – Mariners Drawstring Backpack presented by Aquafina (all kids 14 and under)
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