Safeco Field has become one of the premier facilities in Major League Baseball and is home to the Seattle Mariners. The park is known for its atmosphere, remarkable views, tasty food and of course great baseball. The stadium has also served as the host for college football games, Wrestle Mania and other sporting events.
Construction began in 1997 to replace the Mariner’s old stadium known as the Kingdome. After more than five years of construction and planning, the Mariners officially opened for business on July 15, 1999.
The new Stadium covers nearly 9 acres and weighs 22 million pounds. It features a retractable roof to provide protection from the Seattle rain while still allowing for games to be played under the sun in nice weather. Check out the special Nintendo DS’s which can be used to order food in seats or to view exclusive game day content.
An outdoor patio area located on the street level behind center field is known as the Pen. The ‘Pen is a fun new way to enjoy the game while talking it up with fellow fans. The ‘Pen offers a full unobscured view of the field, and provides fans with a cozy fire pit, cocktail lounge, four concession stands, serving classic foods and new dishes, and a gift store. Hosting a group outing? The patio at The ‘Pen can host groups of 40 or more.
Moose Den & Mariner Moose
Younger fans can take a visit to the Moose Den and visit Mariner Moose periodically during each Mariner home game. Guests are welcome to take photos or just stop by. Moose Den is located in center field on the Main Level at Section 191.
Safeco Field offers walking tours of many of the facilities not open to fans during game day for a small fee. These include the visitors dugout and locker rooms, press boxes, and luxury suites.
Fans can access Safeco Field through interstate 90 (I-90), Interstate 5 (I-5), and State Route 99 (SR-99). Family and friends flying into Seattle, Washington may consider checking in a head of time.