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MLB’s Mariners Resist Return to Office With $50 ‘Work from the Ballpark’ Offer

The major league team capitalizes on the continuing popularity of remote work and the sluggish return to desks

Taylor Trammell of the Seattle Mariners stands on deck against the Chicago White Sox at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington on Sept. 5. 

Taylor Trammell of the Seattle Mariners stands on deck against the Chicago White Sox at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington on Sept. 5. 

Photographer: Steph Chambers/Getty Images

Companies have been promising flexibility, offering networking opportunities and dropping vaccine requirements to try and lure workers back to the office. Meanwhile, the Seattle Mariners are taking a different tack, hosting their first “Work From the Ballpark” game this week in an attempt to entice baseball fans away from their desks.

The Major League Baseball franchise sold out of the 150 passes available for the afternoon game against the Chicago White Sox, where for $50 fans got WiFi, power access and a catered lunch at an on-site cafe.