What to expect during the Seattle Mariners’ 2024 season

Prepare for the first home game of the season with this handy guide covering player updates, game entertainment, food options, and more.


We can actually feel the excitement from here.

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Take me out to the Seattle Mariners’ game. You’ll get your first chance to root, root, root for the home team on Thursday, March 28 during the team’s 2024 season home opener.

Read on for need-to-know info ahead of the season (whether you’re a sports enthusiast or just want some conversation starters), home opener details, and new food options at T-Mobile Park.

Need-to-know gossip

This season’s roster might look a bit different, with players like Eugenio Suarez and Jarred Kelenic traded out to other teams. But keep a lookout for Mitch Haniger, who’s returned to us from the San Francisco Giants, and some new faces like center fielder Carlos Jimenez, second baseman Jorge Polanco, and outfielder Luke Raley.

Expect to see Luis Castillo, aka “La Piedra,” as starting pitcher at the home opener. And in case you missed it, no. 5 pitching starter Bryan Woo will start the season on the 15-day injured list, with Emerson Hancock taking his place.

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Home Opener details

Tickets for the game starting at 7:10 p.m. against the Boston Red Sox are still on sale. You can look forward to:

  • A ceremonial first pitch by Nelson Cruz, former Mariners player and seven-time All-Star
  • The National Anthem sung by Death Cab for Cutie singer Ben Gibbard
  • A special awards presentation recognizing Julio Rodríguez’s second Silver Slugger award
  • Receiving a 2024 season magnetic schedule
  • A pregame run around the bases by 11-year-old Make-A-Wish child Seton

Can’t make Opening Day? Check out the games and promotions taking place throughout the rest of the week.

A paper bowl set on a wooden table filled with rice, a red vegetable, and a fried pork cutlet covered in sauce and sesame seeds.

Ballpark-goers can find Tamari Bar’s offerings in section 133.

Jack Ellis via the Seattle Mariners

T-Mobile Park cuisine

This ain’t your average ballpark hot dog. Take a look at some of the newest options coming to T-Mobile Park this season:

  • Tamari Bar, an entirely new addition serving options like Katsu Curry Rice + Curry Donuts Dip
  • A third Walk-Off Market location in section 105 with three new offerings: a Double MitchWich, meatball subs, and shrimp cocktails
  • Wild-Forged Berry Slab Pie, a Salt & Straw ice cream flavor made exclusively for T-Mobile Park
  • Frosé slushies + Tofu Tots at Marination in the T-Mobile Pen
  • Crab Pizza, a fan favorite during All-Star week, back on the menu at MOTO Pizza
  • New value menu items like a 10-inch churro + Van Holten’s Big Papa Jumbo Pickle
  • An “Ultimate Seattle Dog” from Hempler’s Sausage carts, featuring cream cheese, caramelized onions, bacon, and jalapenos on a freshly baked roll

Can’t decide what to order? Check out our review of the food + bev options. If you’re looking for the liquids, try using this handy-dandy T-Mobile Park Beer Finder.

Oh, and if you’re looking for a new gig, allow us to suggest the MLB foodie job of your dreams: Wiener Connoisseur.

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