Safeco Field honoring Edgar Martinez with new outdoor patio, restaurant

Dec 4, 2012, 2:56 PM | Updated: 3:16 pm
The Mariners have announced plans for a new gathering place and restaurant in left field called &#8...
The Mariners have announced plans for a new gathering place and restaurant in left field called "Edgar's" in honor of former Mariners great Edgar Martinez. (Mariners image)
(Mariners image)

Who says there’s nothing new under the sun? Fans to Safeco Field next season will find a new outdoor patio and restaurant behind the left field fence.

The new gathering places will be called “Edgar’s” in honor of former Mariners great Edgar Martinez.

The Latin-inspired restaurant and patio replaces the Flying Turtle Cantina, what used to be known as the Bullpen Pub, and the hand-operated scoreboard in left field. The changes were made possible when the Mariners decided to move the fences in at Safeco Field.

The scoreboard will be moved to a new facade above its current location and all but a few dozen seats in two sections will be removed. That allowed the M’s to raise the roof on the new restaurant and patio.

“Being asked to be part of this new project at Safeco Field is a great honor. Safeco Field is already one of the best ballparks in baseball and the new restaurant and lounge will only make it better. I hope the fans have a good time at Edgar’s,” said Martinez in a statement.

The new open air lounge will take up about 1,100 square feet and have a similar feel to the popular gathering place behind the center field wall.

The new restaurant and lounge will feature a Latin-themed menu similar to the current restaurant, offering everything from tacos to tequila. It will feature Martinez’ line of artisanal mezcal, known as Zac. The Mariners Hall of Famer and one of the greatest Designated Hitters in baseball will make occasional appearances at Edgar’s during the season.

Along with the new restaurant and altered fence dimensions, the M’s are also adding a massive new LED high-definition scoreboard as part of a $15 million improvement plan for the stadium. The team says all the improvements should be completed in time for Opening Day on April 8.

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