|Safeco Field is now fireworks friendly. (US Presswire)|
The Mariners have called Safeco Field home for 14 seasons now, but for the first time since the building opened, the club will have postgame fireworks displays in 2013. MLB.com's Greg Johns reports the M's are teaming up with Pyro Spectaculars -- the company that puts together the New Year's Eve display at the Space Needle -- to provide fireworks displays following games on June 28 (Cubs) and Aug. 9 (Brewers). Both games are on a Friday.
"Fireworks have a long tradition in Major League Baseball and we're excited to bring that to Safeco Field,” said Mariners marketing director Kevin Martinez. “Hopefully it becomes a new summer tradition here in Seattle."
The City of Seattle has limited the team's fireworks ability through the years because of concerns over traffic safety on nearby Interstate 5, so the Mariners and Pyro Spectaculars worked with the fire department to develop a safe and acceptable show. The two fireworks nights are part of a special events schedule that includes Ken Griffey Jr.'s induction into the Mariners Hall of Fame on Aug. 10. The full promotion schedule can be found on the team's official site.
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