Take Your DS To The Ballgame

 Safeco Field

Do you have a Nintendo DS? Know someone who does? Well bring it to Safeco Field (home of the Seattle Mariners) next time you’re there, and you’ll have a much more interactive experience. Looks like Nintendo and Safeco are partnering up on this.

What happens is this…you bring your DS to the park, download special software, and you’re hooked up. So what features will your software loaded DS have? According to Engadget

  • 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…

Safeco will roll out 17 DS stations to download the software from, and it looks like other stadiums and arenas might soon join the trend. It’ll cost $5 per game or $30 for 10 games.

Oh, and if you don’t have a DS, you can pick up your limited edition Seattle Mariners branded version for $158 at the ballpark.

Now lets just hope they do the same for the iPhone.

Photo from Flickr.

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