Safeco Field is the home field of the Seattle Mariners, in Seattle, Washington. Located just south of Qwest Field, home to the Seahawks football team, Safeco is also close to Pioneer Square and its many bars and restaurants, and it's a short walk from Pike Place Market and other major Seattle attractions. Due to its lively central location, there are many Safeco Field hotels to choose among.
The creation of the Safeco Field stadium had its beginnings years before it was built. The Kingdome was the stadium that was in use at the time, shared bt the Seattle Mariners and the football team the Seahawks, who now play at Qwest Field.
This new ballpark was built in the style of stadiums as they existed in the "old days." The field is real grass, and there is an open roof to the sky, giving Safeco Field a breezy, open air feel. There is a motorized roof that can be used to cover most of the ballpark from the wind and rain. These features contrasted with the artificial turf in the closed-off Kingdome. Other features at the new Safeco Field baseball stadium was a museum dedicated to the history of baseball, a team store, a kid"s play and picnic area, as well as a Mariners team store.
Whether you're visiting the Emerald City or are a Washington native, you should definitely experience a game in this clean, modern baseball stadium. The Seattle Mariners schedule follows the regular baseball season, which is from April to early October. You can go to any online ticket outlets, sports websites, or the Mariners homepage to find out what days they are playing. There are 162 Mariner games every season, 81 at Safeco Field and 81 away from home field.
There are lots of different options for getting Seattle Mariners Tickets. You can do a group outing, which can be a group of up to 40 that gives you combined seating with the people in your group, and two complimentary tickets, as well as a personalized welcome on the matrix scoreboard.
Some of the Seattle Mariners Tickets that sell the fastest are the ones for the suites. These can be private, group, or home plate suites. While these tickets cost slightly more, you have access to private parking, a concierge and a waiter to bring you drinks and food.
Diehard fans follow the Seattle Mariners schedule closely and make sure not to miss a game by buying season tickets, which guarantees their seat location for every game and assures that they have a ticket for the major games of the season. When you purchase Seattle Mariners tickets for the season, you get a 10% discount at the team store and the options of pre-booking a parking spot and the ability to make advance reservations at the Hit it Here Cafe. You can purchase Seattle Mariners tickets for the full season or just part of it. You can also resell your tickets on the website if you are unable to attend one of the games.
Just about half of the fans who come to the Safeco Field ball park to see the Mariners are from outside the immediate Seattle area. There are tons of different concession stands you will pass on the way to your seats if you're here for a game. You can eat the popular garlic fries, a good old fashioned hot dog, and wash it all down with an ice cold beer.
The idea was to keep the Mariners in Seattle by giving the team a new stadium to replace the crumbling Kingdome. Construction on Safeco field began with a groundbreaking featuring a then-member of the Seattle Mariners, Ken Griffey Jr. on March 8, 1997. The Seattle insurance company Safeco purchased the naming rights, giving the baseball stadium its current name, Safeco Field. The first game to be played in Safeco Field by the Seattle Mariners was against the San Diego Padres on July 15, 1999.
A location just south of the site of the original Kingdome was selected for the new Safeco Field. Safeco has been in Seattle since 1923, so this was an appropriate company to take the naming rights of this landmark facility, which was host to many major events like the All-Star game, in 2001, and the dramatic public retirement one of the most beloved players on the team, Edgar Martinez, who ended his long career with the Mariners with much sentimental reluctance in October, 2004.
Much to the delight of local fans, the Seattle Mariners will be around at least until 2019, when the 20 year lease the Mariners signed to stay at Safeco Field will end.