Just in the nick of time, the Seattle Mariners have completed their massive new event space across the street from T-Mobile Park. The new venue, called Victory Hall, will round out the Boxyard, the sprawling development in the old building that formerly housed Pyramid Brewing and is already home to Hatback Bar & Grille and Steelheads Alley.
Unlike those two venues, which are more full-service restaurants, Victory Hall is an amorphous gathering space that will be available to rent out for events like charity galas or corporate off-sites. On game days for the Mariners, Sounders, and Seahawks, it will be open to the public, who can pregame with a draft beer indoors, on the patio, or outdoors. That includes this Thursday, Opening Day, when the place will open its folding glass doors at 3 p.m. and host fans for the start of Seattle’s most anticipated baseball season in years.
Pregame programming won’t always be the same, but for Opening Day it will include two food trucks: Paella House and Isidro’s Authentic Mexican Food. If you have tickets for the game against the Guardians you can stroll across the street to T-Mobile; Victory Hall also has a huge 20-by-11-foot TV wall that will (of course) show the game.
Victory Hall is part of an effort by the Mariners to turn SoDo into a dining and entertainment destination, not just an unpleasantly industrial bit of the city you have to walk through to get to a game. The plan is for Victory Hall to host not just watch parties but concerts and celebrations of all types. The last element of the Boxyard will be a baseball and softball training facility.