How the MLB All-Star Game impacts Seattle

It’ll be a busy week with out-of-towners rolling in.

A colorful mural for the 2023 MLB All-Star Game showing the Mariners logo, a large baseball, and the year in various styles.

Pioneer Square’s Railspur complex is showing off some new murals for the All-Star Game.

Photo via Railspur

Batter up, Seattle. With the MLB All-Star Game on the way tomorrow, the city’s been filling up with out-of-towners and major TV outlets. So, we’ve been doing what good hosts do and straightening up around the house to get ready for company.

There are new murals in Pioneer Square and around the monorail, a Golden Gardens beach cleanup, and fresh pavement near the stadiums. On Friday, local officials also detailed safety prep, which includes longer first responder shifts for the big event.

We’ve given you a rundown of All-Star Week events, but now let’s see how the whole city is swinging for the fences.

All-Star stats

  • $50 million: The revenue All-Star Week events are expected to rake in for the city
  • $1.7 million: Allocated for cleaning, safety and hospitality
  • 100,000: Number of visitors expected to arrive for all related activities
  • 16,000: The amount of hotel rooms Seattle has — 3,000 added in the past five years
  • 400,000: Car trips expected around T-Mobile Park

Supporting the community

Neighborhoods near T-Mobile Park should be hopping — but don’t shy away just to avoid the crowds.

  • The Chinatown-International District has a Bingo challenge that encourages locals to visit nearby spots, with prizes going out for a full card.
  • There’s a Visit Seattle and Intentionalist map that highlights local LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and women-owned businesses to support around the downtown and Pioneer Square areas.
  • Occidental Square will host a mini golf course through Tuesday, July 11, a roller skating pop-up through Saturday, July 15, and a beer garden on All-Star Game day.
  • Arts nonprofit Forest for the Trees and RailSpur are hosting a carnival with art exhibitions, murals, live music, and food + drinks through tomorrow around Jackson and King Streets near First Avenue.