For all the Seattle Mariners fans out there upset that their team just dropped a series to the Chicago Cubs, you can cheer up knowing the Nintendo still loves you! As the owners of the Mariners organization, Nintendo will soon be implementing the DS Lite into events at Safeco Field to make things more interactive. You’ll be able to download special software to your DS from 17 different download stations upon entering the stadium. Check out some of the features below:

  • Watch the Mariners network broadcast of games in real time right on the DS from almost any seat in the stadium – some of the controversial plays they don’t show on the Jumbotron will still be able to be seen by fans.
  • Order food from your seat – use the DS Lite to order hot dogs, sodas, etc. using a credit card – which also keeps those long lines down at the ATMs where people are waiting to get more cash.
  • Access to players stats from all around the MLB.
  • Updated scores and information from other MLB games in progress.
  • Fans can compete against each other in trivia and word games.

A portion of Safeco Field’s stadium will be reserved for fans to purchase the special edition Mariners DS Lite.

This is a fantastic idea!! I sure hope all stadiums follow in the Mariners’ footsteps and adopt this deal. I can’t wait to be sitting in Turner Field with my DS and order some nachos or a hot dog while watching Smoltz do what he does best. Someone raised a very good question about this idea. Does Sony hold stake in an MLB team…if they do, could they be forced to implement DS Download Stations?