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Seattle is an exciting urban city surrounded by unmatched natural beauty. Adventure awaits you.

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Seattle Welcome Package

Seattle welcomes Major League Baseball

Let us welcome MLB fans and VIPs throughout their trip. Working in conjunction with the City of Seattle, the Port of Seattle, the Downtown Seattle Association, and Visit Seattle, we can welcome groups from the moment they step off the airplane with signs and activations at the airport, on public transportation with branded wraps and signage, across our fantastic local attractions, all the way to when they hit the hay for the night at one of our world-class hotels. Welcome home, MLB!

Sea-Tac Airport

Dedicated ambassadors can greet fans in the airport throughout all terminals. We can station live music to set the welcoming tone as well as make a visual impact with banners leading the way to the Link Light Rail. And, with Clear Channel as a partner, fantastic static and digital welcome packages are impactful and options plentiful.

Seattle Center Monorail

Seattle Center Monorail is the fastest, most direct way to travel between downtown Seattle’s Westlake Center and Seattle Center, home of the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden & Glass, and MoPOP. Celebrating its 57th anniversary, the one-mile route takes less than 3 minutes and carries more than 2M passengers every year.

Street Pole Banners

Eye catching street pole banners can line Seattle’s shopping districts, waterfront, and stadium neighborhoods providing a cohesive and festive environment alerting locals and visitors alike that this is MLB country!

Welcome Clings

Look for over 400 businesses in the downtown core to display welcoming MLB clings, a showing of excitement and solidarity!

City-Wide Lighting Displays

Light up the whole city of Seattle in MLB’s colors, from our stadiums, to the Convention Center, to the Seattle Great Wheel, and beyond.

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Events & Venues

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Fan Fest Venue

CenturyLink Field

Situated in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square district is CenturyLink Field, CenturyLink Field Event Center and WaMu Theater – three distinct venues located at one amazing downtown location. CenturyLink Field boosts spectacular views of Puget Sound and downtown. The facility is surrounded by restaurants, bars, hotels, shopping and tourist attractions, public transportation, making the venue not only popular with sports fans but an exciting and desirable location for young and old alike. Adjacent to the Stadium is the 200,000 square foot CenturyLink Event Center, which hosts many of Seattle’s largest trade shows and events. Next door to the Event Center is WaMu Theater, host to a number of A-list concerts, plus a variety of corporate meetings, dinners, parties, and fashion shows. CenturyLink Field facilities are serviced by top-rated in-house concessionaire First & Goal Hospitality, whose on-site team of chefs and staff manage all food & beverage needs every step of the way. For endless possibilities, book now at centurylinkfield.com/event-booking.

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Gala Event

In Seattle, there are many options for MLB’s featured Gala. Some amazing venue options include:

The Ultimate Seattle Center Block Party

For the first time, Seattle’s most iconic venues come together to wow MLB fans. With each venue just steps from the next, visitors will take in a spectacular array of dazzling views, inspiring art and lively music. Start off at Seattle’s #1 attraction, Chihuly Garden and Glass, with its brilliant creations by world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. Next, move on to the MoPOP, Seattle’s exciting Museum of Popular Culture designed by Frank O. Gehry where you can hear, play, view and dive deep into every facet of pop culture. Topping it off, head to the top of Seattle’s greatest icon the Space Needle and discover two brand-new levels of thrills: from an all-glass floor below to an open-air deck above, the view from 600-feet never looked so good. All these fantastic venues unite for one easily walkable package.

The Museum of Flight

The Museum of Flight is Seattle’s best—and most unique—backdrop for up to 6,000-person events. Surround guests with the world’s most legendary commercial and military aircraft, inspire them in the historic Red Barn, The Boeing Company’s original manufacturing building, and see one of the world’s most jaw-dropping collections of WWI and WWII-era fighters in the museum’s Personal Courage Wing. Dream, discover, soar!

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Pre-Game Function

A Waterfront Tailgate Package

The NEW Seattle Waterfront

Waterfront Seattle will fulfill the community’s vision for a central waterfront for all of Seattle: Beautiful public spaces for all, a salmon-friendly seawall, and year-round cultural, educational, and recreational activities. Seattle’s future Waterfront Park will bring numerous engaging public spaces, and the result will be a vibrant Waterfront District that will attract the entire city to shop, eat, and play.

Set to open in 2023, the new park capitalizes on major infrastructure improvements, the replacement of the Elliott Bay Seawall (completed Fall 2017) and removal of the Alaskan Way Viaduct (Spring 2019), and enables the expansion of Pike Place Market and the Seattle Aquarium.  

The Seattle Aquarium,  Miners Landing & The Seattle Great Wheel

Seattle’s extraordinary waterfront offers stunning views of Elliott Bay and the city skyline, and there is no better place to showcase the magic of our natural landscape to visitors and locals alike. Creating a fan experience using the Seattle Aquarium, Miners Landing, the Seattle Great Wheel would be second to none.

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All Star Golf Outing – Newcastle

Seattle has built an impressive golf empire over the past decade, but none as quintessential as The Golf Club at Newcastle.

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All-Star Concert Location: Seattle Center Arena

An anchor in the iconic Seattle Center, KeyArena is currently undergoing a once-in-a-lifetime transformational project to build a world-class sports and entertainment venue: Seattle Center Arena. SCA will reactivate the full live-entertainment potential of Seattle Center, and reinforce Seattle Center’s role as the epicenter of arts and culture in the city.

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All-Star 5K & Fun Run

Seattle is a runner’s paradise. With year-round running weather, and offering staggering water views and mountain-ranged vistas across our hilly terrain, Seattle plays host to hundreds of well-attended races, both big and small, every year. Let Visit Seattle help find the perfect course for the All-Star 5K & Fun Run!

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Hospitality Around the Ballpark

Pioneer Square: Seattle’s Original Neighborhood, since 1852

Just steps away from CenturyLink Field & T-Mobile Park sits Seattle’s first neighborhood, Pioneer Square. Rebuilt after the devastating “Great Fire” of 1889, the district is characterized by late nineteenth century brick and stone buildings and one of America’s best surviving collections of Romanesque Revival style urban architecture. Above ground, visitors enjoy some of the city’s finest restaurants, shopping boutiques, a thriving art gallery scene (including the city’s best First Thursday Art Walk), and flourishing nightlife; go beneath the streets, though, for a glimpse Seattle’s intriguing past with Bill Spidel’s Underground Tour.

  • SODO District to the south, home to our city’s two major stadiums: CenturyLink Field and T-Mobile Park
  • Retail Core to the North
  • Chinatown – International District to the East
  • Central Waterfront to the West

This neighborhood is served by more modes of transit than anywhere else in the city. It’s easily accessible from Interstate 5 and Interstate 90. Even the connection to Sea-Tac International Airport is direct and practical on the Sound Transit Link Light Rail.

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MLB All-Star Hotels

Seattle is one of the few cities that can offer a package of a major convention facility with hotels all located in the heart of a vibrant downtown. There is a wide variety of full-service and affordable hotel accommodation options. The greater King County area currently boasts an estimated 40,000 total hotel rooms and, by 2020, Downtown Seattle alone will have 15,141 rooms within a 20-minute walk of T-Mobile Park and the Washington State Convention Center. The following map demonstrates the proximity, walkability and general ease of downtown properties in relation to T-Mobile Park and the Washington State Convention Center.

The Seattle Sports Commission and Visit Seattle will assist, as needed, to secure all hotel needs for the 2022-2025 MLB All-Star Week. Visit Seattle can develop a responsive housing plan which provides information related to room availability and confirmation for the various needs identified in the RFP.

Click here to download the MLB All-Star Hotel Grid

Letters of Support

To whom it may concern,

On behalf of the Seattle Sports Commission (SSC) Board of Commissioners, it is my pleasure to support the bid to host the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Seattle, Washington.

Since the Seattle Mariners joined the American League in 1977, Seattle has continued to evolve as a sports city, with world-class venues, premier sports franchises and numerous major events. Our business leaders, public officials and fans passionately support sporting events and our many championship teams.

Safeco Field is a state of the art venue, with millions of dollars continually invested in making it one of the great ballparks in this Country.  Seattle last hosted the All-Star Game in 2001 and is primed to welcome the MLB and fans back to Seattle. This is a baseball town and region, with a vibrant amateur baseball community and fans coming from Canada to Oregon to Montana.

Located conveniently located in Seattle’s downtown core, Safeco Field is in close proximity to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and walking distance to many welcoming hotels and attractions. Our transportation systems make tourist favorites such as the Space Needle and Seattle Center, Pike Place Market, museums and sport venues easily accessible. In addition, the greater Seattle area is home to ten Fortune 500 companies creating a thriving economy, rich in business and culture.

Thank you for your consideration of this bid; we hope to have the opportunity to host the long-standing summer tradition of the MLB All-Star Game in Seattle.

Sincerely,

Ralph L. Morton
Executive Director
Seattle Sports Commission

To Whom It May Concern,

We are excited Major League Baseball is considering Seattle as a potential location for an MLB All-Star Game in 2022-2025. We here at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington. fully support the efforts of the Seattle Mariners and T-Mobile Park, Visit Seattle, and the Seattle Sports Commission to welcome a future MLB All-Star Game.

Hyatt Regency Lake washington is committed to partnering with our community and the efforts of those involved to ensure a successful All-Star Game. If Seattle is selected to host this spectacular event, we pledge our full support as an event hotel partner. Our Hyatt team is experienced in serving high profile events and has partnered with the NFL in our eany history. Please find our proposed room package outlined in the Seattle bid.

I enthusiastically encourage you to consider Seattle. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if I may be of further assistance. We certainly look forward to the opportunity to welcome everyone to the hotel. It would be great to have you here.

Warm regards,

Rusty Middleton, General Manager
Hyatt Regency Lake Washington – At Seattle’s Southport

To Whom It May Concern,

On behalf of The Renaissance Seattle Hotel, we are excited Major League Baseball is considering Seattle as a potential location for an MLB All-Star Game in 2022-2025.

We here at The Renaissance Seattle, fully support the efforts of Seattle Mariners and T-Mobile Park, Visit Seattle, and the Seattle Sports Commission to welcome a future MLB All-Star Game to the beautiful Emerald City.

We are committed to partnering with our community and the efforts of those involved to ensure a successful All-Star Game.

If Seattle is selected to host this spectacular event, we pledge our full support as an event hotel partner. Please find our proposed room block outlined in the Seattle bid.

I enthusiastically encourage you to consider Seattle. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if I may be of further assistance. We certainly look forward to the opportunity to welcome everyone to the hotel.

Warm Regards,

Michael Clark, General Manager
Renaissance Seattle Hotel

To Whom It May Concern,

On behalf of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle, we are excited Major League Baseball is considering Seattle as a potential location for an MLB All-Star Game in 2022-2025. We here at the Olympic are fully in support of the efforts of the Seattle Mariners and T-Mobile Park, Visit Seattle, and the Seattle Sports Commission to welcome a future MLB All-Star Game.

The Fairmont Olympic is committed to partnering with our community and the efforts of those involved to ensure a successful All-Star Game. If Seattle is selected to host this spectacular event, we pledge our full support as an event hotel partner. Please find our proposed room package outlined in the Seattle bid.

I enthusiastically encourage you to consider Seattle. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if I may be of further assistance. We certainly look forward to the opportunity to welcome everyone to the hotel.

Warm Regards,

Markus Treppenhauer, General Manager
Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle

To Whom It May Concern,

On behalf of the Sheraton Grand Seattle Hotel, we are excited Major League Baseball is considering Seattle as a potential location for an MLB All-Star Game in 2022-2025. We here at Sheraton Grand Seattle Hotel, fully support the efforts of Seattle Mariners and T-Mobile Park, Visit Seattle, and the Seattle Sports Commission to welcome a future MLB All-Star Game.

Sheraton Grand Seattle is committed to partnering with our community and the efforts of those involved to ensure a successful All-Star Game. If Seattle is selected to host this spectacular event, we pledge our full support as an event hotel partner. Please find our proposed room package outlined in the Seattle bid.

I enthusiastically encourage you to consider Seattle. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if I may be of further assistance. We certainly look forward to the opportunity to welcome everyone to the hotel.

Warm Regards,

Keri Robinson, General Manager
Sheraton Grand Seattle Hotel

To Whom It May Concern,

On behalf of the entire team at Hotel FIVE, we’re thrilled that Seattle is being considered for the MLB All-Star Game in 2022! The team at Hotel FIVE is excited to have the opportunity to partner with the the Seattle Mariners, Visit Seattle, and the Seattle Sports Commission to help welcome a future MLB All-Star Game!

Hotel FIVE, a Staypineapple Hotel is committed to partnering with our community and the efforts of those involved to ensure a successful AII-Star Game. If Seattle is selected to host this spectacular event, we pledge our full support as an event hotel partner. Please find our proposed room package outlined in the Seattle bid.

I enthusiastically encourage you to consider Seattle. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if I may be of further assistance. We certainly look forward to the opportunity to welcome everyone to the hotel.

Warm Regards,

Sean Dougherty, Associate Director of Sales
Staypineapple Hotels
Hotel FIVE

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