Published on July 21st, 2014 | by Ath letize0
Safeco Field is a stadium in Seattle, Washington and is the home of the Seattle Mariners of the MLB. A detailed Safeco Field seating chart is located to the left. The arena is located in the downtown Seattle.
The stadium is owned by the Washington-King County Stadium Authority, which built the arena for $517.6 Million. Safeco Field seats roughly 47,476 for baseball games.
The Safeco Field’s field is made of Grass.
Click on the link/s below to view seating charts for all the different events held inside the Safeco Field.
Safeco Field Quick Facts
- Location: Seattle, Washington
- Main Teams: Seattle Mariners
- Seating Capacity: 47,476 (approximately)
- Typology: Retro Modern
- Opened: 1999
History of Safeco Field
Ground was broken on the stadium on March 8, 1997. Safeco Field was completed a little over two years later. In 1994 Gary Locke created a task force to assess the need of building a new stadium to replace Safeco Field. Many people feared that if a new stadium wasn’t built the Mariners would leave Seattle. The task force decided that a.01% sales tax increase would be plenty to fund a new stadium. When time came to vote for the new tax increase, it was barely defeated. A month later the state legislature authorized a different package deal to fund the stadium. In this deal it included a car rental surcharge, a ballpark admissions tax, a food and beverage tax in restaurants and bars, a credit against the state sales tax, and new stadium license plates they would sale. The package was approved and about a year later construction began.
Safeco insurnace purchased naming rights for $40 millions for the first 20 years. Although, the acquisition of the Safeco company by Liberty Mutual Group may incur a change to the stadium before the 20 years are up.
Safeco Field Address
P.O. Box 4100
Seattle, Washington 98104
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