The Kingdome is no more. It was blown up several years ago. Not everything fell victim to the implosion, though. The dugouts used by the Seattle Mariners from their 1977 debut until the team moved into its new Safeco Field digs were salvaged. Bought by the original owner from the city for $40,000, they cost a fortune to store and wound up being sold to Seattle memorabilia dealer Center Field Sports four years ago for considerably less. Now, they’re on eBay.
Both the home and visitor dugouts are available for $7,499. Each dugout consists of five sections, each 13-18 feet long. The bat racks, helmet racks and even the phone lines to the bullpen remain. The home dugout still contains the doorway that led to the Mariners’ clubhouse. One was home to Ken Griffey Junior during the best years of his career. The other served as front row seat to dozens of Hall of Famers through the years.
So why no buyer yet?
Center Field was hoping not to break them up into sections, but as you can imagine, shipping them anywhere would be a nightmare. An east coast buyer wanted them, but trucking them across the country was going to run at least $10,000. They do show wear after, sadly, sitting outside for the last several years.
An enterprising card company could have ‘relics’ for decades. Check them out here.