The Seattle Mariners have a bunch of new faces on the field, a new name on the stadium and an increasingly new way to get tickets to a game as the Major League Baseball franchise is following others in the move to mobile ticket technology.
The Mariners announced a mobile-only ticket promotion on Friday called Ballpark Pass. The offering was tested in a limited run last season and this year will allow fans to get standing-room access to all home games at T-Mobile Park for $99 a month.
The team is following other Seattle franchises, including the Seahawks and Sounders FC, toward the migration to mobile delivery of single-game tickets this season. Season ticket holders have already been offered that option, but they can still opt for a book of printed tickets.
Fans who purchase a single-game ticket this year will no longer receive a print-at-home PDF. Options now will be mobile (through the MLB Ballpark app), snail mail or will call. The latter options will include handling fees for each order. If you’re one of those kids who still likes to hold onto a game ticket as a souvenir, you can still get printed tickets when you buy at a Mariners Team Store or the T-Mobile Park box office.
According to the team, about 60 percent of single-game buyers are already opting for mobile. The Mariners ticked off ease of use, speed, security, and reduction of paper waste as the reasons why.
Learn more about the Ballpark Pass promotion here.