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Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field
We of course had to take our British friends to see a baseball game while they were visiting the states. I really enjoyed watching the Mariners play even though I don't keep up with professional baseball as much as the rest of my family does. I was fascinated with their stadium at Safeco. It has a retracting roof so they can safely continue their games if the Seattle rain should decide to come down on them. We didn't have the greatest seats, but I had a wonderful time nonetheless. We were about as far away from the front row as one could be, but I guess that's what last minute tickets will buy you. We paid $20 a piece for our tickets.
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Safeco Field is yet another one of those stadiums that should be on your baseball "must see" list.
Safeco Field offers a number of exciting areas for fans. The Bullpen Market, located behind left field, features interactive games and activities for fans, as well as the Fan Walk personalized bricks, local food vendors, an open pit barbecue, and one of the best views of the game from behind the centerfield fence. Lookout Landing, at the end of the left field line on the Upper Deck, provides incredible views both inside and outside the ballpark. The Outside Corner Picnic Patio, directly above the Home Plate Gate entrance, is a gathering spot that provides fans with breathtaking views over Puget Sound, as well as tables and benches for picnic lunches.
Before the game, be sure to hang out at the Seattle Alehouse, located directly across the street from the stadium. This brewery gets so crowded before games, security has to monitor the number of people going in and out of the bar. But don't worry, on game days, the parking lot is turned into a beer garden, so there's plenty of room for everyone! Grab a cold one and enjoy a beer with the masses!
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I visited Seattle in June 2003 and The Mariners started out having a very good season and tickets were hard to come by and the price of a scalped ticket was WAY too high so I opted to tour Safeco Field instead.
The tour was okay and the stadium was beautiful but a definate "tourist trap."
The photo I have posted is of a piece of artwork in the main enterence of Safco Field called 1000 Bats. All of the bats are made out of chrystal and it represent the perfect batting average.
Catching a Supersonics Basketball Game
You definately have to check out a Seattle Supersonics basketball game while you are in Seattle. I was fortunate enough to be in town when the Sonics played the New Orleans Hornets, and even though I am a devoted Orlando Magic Fan since their creation, I was rooting for the Sonics. You can pre-order your tickets and pick them up at the game, or have them shipped to you. Go to ticketmaster.com for this. You can also just show up to the ticket window and buy tickets like I did. Doing this may put you in the nosebleed section though, oh well. I paid 14 dollars for a ticket in the highest row, right in the corner. There wasn't anyone around me, so I had six seats to m self. The seats, though high, had no obstructions and were great for watching the game.
Seattle Supersonics Basketball
Seattle is home to three major sporting teams. They've got the Seattle Mariners (baseball in Safeco Field), the Seattle Seahaws (football in Seahawks Stadium), and the Seattle Supersonics (basketball in Key Arena). Safeco field and Seahawks stadium are almost nextdoor, and the Key Arena is a long ways from downtown, but is somewhat connected to the Space Needle and Science Center Complex. You can see a giant red key on it's roof if you can't seem to find it down there.
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I finally made it to a Mariners game at Safeco field this summer. Safeco field is one of those new ballparks that is built like the old ball parks. If you sit on the 1st base side, you could also enjoy this lovely view of the sunset.
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A Day at Safeco Field
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