is located in Seattle, Washington and is the home of the Seattle Mariners. Safeco Field replaced the venerable, but obsolete Kingdome that was the home of the Mariners and the Seahawks. As the Kingdome deteriorated, the ownership groups of both the Mariners and Seahawks began to explore other options for their teams, including relocation, unless new stadiums were built for the teams.
Safeco Field is also used for the Washington State high school baseball championships and one or two University of Washington baseball games per season. Safeco Field also hosted WWE WrestleMania XIX in 2003, which set the stadiums attendance record at 54,097. It is also used for concerts, corporate, political, and other events, as well as smaller events such as weddings.
Like most MLB stadiums built in the beginning of the 1990s, Safeco Field is a retro style stadium that pays tribute to the stadiums of the early to mid 1900’s, yet features the amenities of modern stadiums, such as: a retractable roof, luxury suites, extensive food and beverage selection beyond traditional hot dogs and beer, and modern clubhouse amenities for players, as well as special technology that allows fans to view game highlights with Nintendo DS receivers. Unlike the Kingdome, whose small dimensions gave it a reputation as a hitter’s park, Safeco Field has a reputation for being very friendly to pitchers.
Safeco Field’s retractable roof acts as an “umbrella” for the grandstands and playing field rather than completely covering the entire stadium like all of the other retractable roof stadiums in Major League Baseball.
Location: 1516 First Avenue S Seattle, Washington 98134 Opened: 1999 Capacity: 47,878 Field Surface: Natural Grass
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Safeco Field General Venue Information
Exit James Street, Spokane Street, Forest Street, Dearborn Street or Airport Way Exits. Follow signs for Safeco Field, west of freeway.
Use Spokane Street exit. Follow signs for Safeco Field, west of the freeway.
1250 1st Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134
There are several large and many small, parking lots and garages within a short walk of the ballpark. Each lot is operated by independent owners and operators who establish their own rates and policies. Generally lots and garages closer to the ballpark will charge more for parking.
Major nearby facilities include:
Safeco Field Garage: 2,000 spaces, located just south of the ballpark on Atlantic Street and First Avenue. Garage opens 3 hours prior to game time. Disabled and Charter Bus parking can be purchased in advance by calling 206-346-4001 at least 10 business days in advance. Single game parking available in advance through Ticketmaster.
Stadium Exhibition Center Garage: 2,000 spaces, located on Royal Brougham Way at First Avenue. Charter bus parking on space available bases. Call 206-254-0811 for more information.
Union Station Garage:
1,200 spaces, Fourth Avenue south of Jackson Street. Call 206-254-0811 for more information.
North Lot (Old Kingdome):
400 spaces featuring RV parking, located on King Street at Second Avenue. Call 206-254-0811 for information.
300 spaces located on South Jackson.
Home Plate Parking:
300 spaces located at First and Atlantic.
There are many parking garages and lots in the central business district to the north of Safeco Field that offer very reasonable evening and weekend parking rates. Garage entrances are located mostly on east-west streets. Free Metro bus service is offered as far south as Jackson Street from these locations.
The Mariners discourage fans from parking on the street in the Pioneer Square or International District neighborhoods unless they are also patronizing local merchants there. It is important to read all parking restriction information posted along streets around the ballpark to avoid being ticketed or towed away.
Several on-street curb locations are not available for parking or stopping before, during or after games. Please read and obey all posted signs. Violators are subject to immediate towing by the Seattle Police Department.
For details on Metro schedules, fares and game-day transit service call Metros 24-hour rider information number at (206) 553-3000.
PLEASE NOTE!! With traffic concerns and construction projects, fans are encouraged to use bus transportation and to carpool as often as possible.
Box Office Numbers
Seattle Mariners Box Office – (206) 346-4001.
Box Office Hours
The Box Office is open 7 days a week.
On game days: open from 10am until end of game.
Non-game days: open from 10am until 6pm
This box office will remain open during games.
The following box offices at Safeco Field are open only on game days:
Left Field Box Office (on Royal Brougham, adjacent to Left Field Gate) – Open 3 hours prior to game time through the start of the game.
Center Field Box Office (on Royal Brougham, adjacent to the Center Field Gate and the railroad tracks) – Open 3 hours prior to game time through the start of the game.
Inside the Park : Ticket Sales Windows at sections 128 and 330 – Open from the time gates open until completion of the ballgame.
Groups of 40 or more may receive a discount by calling (206) 346-4001.
Types of Payment Accepted
Cash, VISA, AMC, MC
Will Call tickets are held at the Home Plate Box Office (located on the south side of Safeco Field, adjacent to the Home Plate Gate on Atlantic Street) and can be picked up to 2 hours prior to game time.
Gate Opening Times
All gates open 2 hours prior to game time.
Beverages, Bottles & Cans :
No outside beverages will be permitted into Safeco Field, with the exceptions of: baby bottles/formula, unopened, soft-sided, single-serve containers of drinks (such as small milk cartons, cardboard juice boxes or foil pouches), and medication or other special needs, including specially distilled or purified water (supported by appropriate documentation). Guests may bring in empty plastic sports-type bottles and fill them at any of the 75 drinking fountains located throughout the ballpark.
The Mariners will allow guests to bring food into Safeco Field subject to the following limitations: All food items should be wrapped, bagged or inside a container to avoid spillage.
Food that could be thrown as a projectile should be sliced or
quartered (i.e. oranges, apples and other fruit)
Food should be consumed in general seating or designated picnic
areas. Food may not be brought into any of the ballparks restaurants, lounges or suites.
Food containers must be small enough to fit under the guests seat. (This generally means no containers larger than 10″x16″x13″.) Bottles, cans, thermoses and jugs are prohibited.
Prohibited Items :
Beverages, Bottles & Cans
Children 2 years of age and under are able to sit in parents lap free of charge for Mariners games.
Cameras and Camcorders:
Personal photography and video equipment is permitted providing that no game action is recorded per Major League Baseball regulations. Flash photography and support tools (such as tripods, large lens etc) are not allowed in the ballpark.
Inside Left Field Gate: behind Section 146
Inside Home Plate Gate: behind Section 129
Inside Center Field Gate: access to Center Field Bleachers only
Elevator also located behind Section 106.
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