King County International Airport preparing for Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Cross-posted from Plane Talk

Image courtesy of Major League Baseball.

Planning has begun to accommodate the needs of the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game, to be hosted by the Seattle Mariners on July 11 at T-Mobile Park. Airport leaders and staff, along with representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) and fixed base operators (FBOs), met in mid-January to begin a regular series of planning meetings.

“We are thrilled to support this showcase of America’s pastime,” said John Parrott, director at King County International Airport – Boeing Field (KCIA).  

Getting ready for the All-Star Game, from an airport perspective, takes months of planning and logistics. Parking a huge number of planes anticipated for the event is a major challenge, but a familiar one. Airport employees have plans from previous large events that can be used as a model.

“The airport is working with all our partners, through pre-planning and coordination meetings, to ensure a seamless arrival and departure experience for all involved,” said Sean Moran, Airport Operations Manager.