T-Mobile Park is a baseball stadium located in Seattle, Washington. The stadium opened in 1999 as the home ground of the Seattle Mariners and features a capacity of 47,929.
The stadium was built to replace the Mariner’s former home, the Kingdome which was located directly adjacent to T-Mobile Park. Built in a retro-modern style, T-Mobile Park incorporates many features found at classic baseball stadiums whilst also featuring all the amenities required by a modern sporting venue.
T-Mobile Park features a retractable roof that is unique amongst stadiums with this feature. The stadium’s umbrella-style retractable roof covers the entire playing surface without fulling enclosing the venue. The roof can be closed in as little as 10 minutes and prevents any delays caused by Seattle’s often unpredictable weather.
In and around T-Mobile Park visitors can also find a variety of different statues and public art. Highlights include Gerard Tsutakawa’s The Mitt, a larger than life bronze baseball glove located outside the left field gate and Stable’s The Tempest, a chandelier made up of 1,000 translucent baseball bats located inside the main concourse.Outside the stadium, statues of former Mariners Ken Griffey Jr. and Edgar Martinez can be found by the home field gate.