Yankees and Mariners get shown in 3D

Published Jul. 10, 2010 10:39 p.m. ET

The first regional Major League Baseball 3D broadcasts are taking place this weekend featuring the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners.

The Mariners, their broadcast partner, Fox Sports Northwest and DIRECTV are partnering for the broadcasts. The games Saturday night and Sunday are being shown in 3D and also broadcast on the Yankees' partner, YES Network, and DIRECTV's specific 3D channel.

Chris Long with DIRECTV says the idea of 3D broadcasts was first kicked around a few years ago, but the plans for these specific broadcasts started six months ago. Long says the hope in the future is to do a few broadcasts per week and expand to mediums such as concerts and other sporting events.

The Mariners set up public viewing areas around Safeco Field for fans to experience the telecasts.