SEATTLE — The Mariners officially previewed the season Wednesday with a two-hour media session at T-Mobile Park. The club also provided Major League Baseball with the opportunity to share details of his 2023 All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard. Held in Seattle.
MLB’s Chief Operations and Strategy Officer, Chris Marinak, has announced the details of the upcoming 93rd Midsummer Classic and related events, as much has changed in the 22 years since it was last hosted in the Pacific Northwest. I was there to highlight the
“One of the biggest changes we’ve seen since the 2001 All-Star Game is that it’s actually become a week-long agenda,” Malinak said. “There’s activity scattered over six or seven days, not just over the weekend, not just Tuesday’s game, but many other events.”
The first event will bring together baseball student-athletes from the Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Division I program. The name aptly recognizes Mariners icon Ken Griffey Jr. Continuing the legacy of the HBCU Baseball program while providing 50 of his HBCU Baseball players the opportunity to showcase their talent on the national stage. Student-athletes are selected by a committee that includes Griffey and his MLB and his MLBPA representatives.
The MLB version of Fanfest will be held across from Lumen Field’s T-Mobile Park, home of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, and the Lumen Field Event Center, a convention-sized space with plenty of room for all your many activities will be Other activities may take place in the parking lot and courtyard space adjacent to the Pioneer Square district at the northern end of Lumenfield.
Tomorrow’s brightest stars join the field for the annual match-up of the game’s top prospects approaching the Majors. And the fun-filled celebrity event features some of the biggest names in entertainment and pop culture.
The draft has been shifted one month forward and will be held in conjunction with the Midsummer Classic starting in 2021, allowing the public to attend in person. The first round, which will feature some of the selected players, will take place in the afternoon and evening, but the venue will not be decided for several weeks.
The Derby is an electric performance of tremendous power that makes it as compelling as the All-Star Game itself. Before Slugfest, the ballpark hosts a workout and media day.
The Midsummer Classic follows the red carpet gathering at downtown’s Pike Place Market.
“It’s not just a matter of walking into T-Mobile Park, which is obviously a great location. “We’re so excited to be here in the Pacific Northwest and bring the Midsummer Classic back to Seattle.”