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Safeco Field Tour
The first Mariners game in 1999, Safeco Field has been recognized as a state of the art park. It has amazing views of Seattle's downtown skyline, sunsets over Puget Sound, and excellent views of the game from all angles. There are over 54,000 seats, in this 19.59-acre outdoor baseball park with real grass and a retractable roof.
There was baseball themed art displayed in Safeco Field. Public and private works by noted Northwest artists are featured in the park and garage from traditional to conceptual. All are baseball-inspired.
The Tempest at Home Plate Gate and Main Concourse was created by Linda Beaumont, Stuart Keeler and Michael Machnic. The centerpiece of the work is a dramatic sculpture above the grand staircase, a chandelier of 1,000 translucent bats molded of resin and mounted on brushed aluminum spiraling forms. lit with flickering incandescent lights, The piece conveys the power and movement of the swing of the bat. Fans enter the rotunda through gates designed by the artists. The gates are adorned with geometric steel patterns that evoke references to the field of play.
We enjoyed our hour tour of areas of the ballpark that are not normally open to the public, such as the Press Box, Private Suites, Field, Dugouts and Visitors Clubhouse. $10 tours are scheduled during the season, when there are no games three times a day. Off season tours are twice a day. We met at the team store and found our guide to be enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the field & team.
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Safeco & Quest Fields-Home of Mariners & Seahawks
Safeco Field and Quest Field are the home stadiums of Seattle's major sports franchises, the MLB's Mariners and the NFL's Seahawks.
Safeco Field construction began in 1997 and was completed for the 1999 MLB season. The stadium features a retractable roof to enable baseball in all weather conditions, and it seats 46,600 spectators. Ticket prices for baseball range from $7 for center field bleachers to $55 for the best box seats. The stadium cost over $500 million.
Quest Field sits on the site of the former Kingdome, which was home to both the Seahawks and Mariners until it was imploded in 2000. Quest Field was completed in 2002 and seats nearly 70,000 fans. The total cost of this stadium (which doesn't have a retractable roof) was just $360 million. Ticket prices for NFL games range from $33 to $95 each, and a fixed room covers about 70 percent of the seats, leaving the field open to the elements.
Safeco Field; Home of the Seattle Mariners
even if you aren't particularly a sports fan, Safeco Field is a great way to enjoy Seattle from April to September...for $7 you can get centerfield bleacher tickets and watch Seattle Mariners Baseball in what is arguably the most beautiful ballpark in the world.. Safeco Field has a retractible roof which is open unless it is raining and allows an incredible view of the south seattle skyline.. even if you dont pay attention to the game, the ballpark is a cool place to walk around and take in the excitement of 45,000 die-hard fans enjoying "America's Favorite Pasttime" .. the food in the stadium is incredible also... there are a lot of stands that you can buy the traditional hot dogs and cracker-jacks from, but also a restaurant called the Hit It Here Cafe that i hear has excellent food... also the local favorite "Ivar's" serves food there and they have great clam chowder among other things.. you can also sample beer from a number of local Microbreweries during the game.. as matter of fact, the Pyramid Brewery Alehouse is right across the street along the west side (3rd baseline) of the field where you can eat and drink beer brewed in-house..
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Seattle Mariners/Safeco Field
Every baseball fan needs to see the Mariners from their outdoor stadium - Safeco Field. One of the best stadiums in all of baseball, there's not a bad seat in the house! From the upper levels, you can see Mount Ranier and the seattle skyline. From the lower levels you feel you are part of the action. Safeco Field still boasts one of the only manually operated scoreboard left in moder stadiums. The bullpen is also an exciting place to watch pitchers warm up through the fence in the main level in left field.
The Mariners made history in 2001 by becoming the winningest team in baseball! Tickets start at just $7 (outfield bleachers) and go up to $50 for infield seats. For tickets try Ticketmaster.
Interesting facts about the stadium: SAFECO FIELD
Information about Safeco Field Tours
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Safeco Field and the Seattle Mariners
Safeco Field may not have the same history that surrounds some of the country's older ballparks, but maybe history isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Tickets are a bargain, the retractable roof means no getting wet, quality beer is available for imbibing, and the place is generally quite clean. Plus, the Mariners, with a history not much longer than the field's, have quickly become one of the best teams in the country.
Be sure to try the Ichi-Roll! What could be more fun than munching on baseball star Ichiro Suzuki's favorite sushi roll?
Safeco Field is a truly beautfiul baseball park. When it rains the roof moves to protect you, when the sunshines the roof stays open to allow the tanning process to begin. The Mariners may not be the best team to watch, but it's worth going to a game just to see Safeco.
An absolute must see for first timers to USA and baseball. For me it brought to life all the movies and sit-coms I've ever seen and I now understand just how a game can stir the soul.
If you can't get a home game ticket for the Mariners on-line or on the phone, go to SAFECO on the morning of the game and get them at the window but be early.
I had never even seen a baseball game before and found myself sitting next to a local Mariners fan who was, shall we say, somewhat passionate about the game. On noticing that I had no idea of what was going on, she proceeded to explain absolutely everything that was happening, filling me with little tid bits of info on the many and varied customs of the game, both on field and off. This is the stuff, you'd never find in any tourist guide. I came away with an experience and memories I'll always treasure.
I found the atmosphere electrifying and impossible not to get caught up in. Grab some popcorn and a hotdog and throw yourself into the spirit of the game.
For parking, either park further away and grab local transport or pay around $10-15 for a spot in a warehouse. Just take note of the closing times because they are very strict about it.
Even though the day I went, the Mariners lost against the Twins, they gained another fan.
Home of the Seattle Mariner's baseball team. The stadium is fairly new, and every seat in the house has a great view of the game. Mariner's games are interesting and exciting. The food there is overpriced, so eat before you go, or sneak in your own snacks! In the summers the sunsets are visible from the stadium.
Seattle is home to one of the newest and most impressive ballparks in America. If you're a baseball fan, you must visit Safeco Field while you're in Seattle.
Home to the Seattle Mariners, Safeco Field was opened in 1999. Its most remarkable feature is the retractable roof. It can slide into place over the stadium in just 20 minutes, thus protecting fans from the Seattle rain. There are no bad seats in this stadium-- it's large and has great views. Go up to the upper decks and you'll be treated to an awesome view of Seattle, the sound and neighboring Seahawks Stadium.
You might consider taking a tour of Safeco Field while you're in Seattle. You'll see lots of areas of the ballpark that are not usually open to the public, including the dugout, the press box, some luxury suites, visitor's clubhouse-- and even the field itself! This is truly a treat for any baseball fan. You are allowed to bring cameras-- what a photo op!
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SAFECO Field - Baseball
This is my office! Welcome to the most beautiful park in the United States, SAFECO Field. For anyone who is a baseball fan, this is a must. It is a first class facility, has just enough of what you'd want in a traditional baseball field, and a whole lot of technological things to wow you. We even have a retractable roof!
Watch a Mariners game at Safeco Field
Watch a Mariners game at Safeco Field.
Attending a sporting event in America is about more than just watching the game. It's a great evening out.
Mariner's game at Safeco Field
A great stadium to watch baseball and great views of the surrounding sights as well. A gem in the Emerald City.
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