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A Guide To Safeco Field

December 13, 2010 12:17 PM

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Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners, may not be the oldest ballpark in America, but since it’s inaugural game in 1999 against the San Diego Padres (to a capacity crowd of 47,000), thousands of fans have filled the seats here to watch America’s favorite pastime. Spectators not only watch the Mariners play, but also enjoy views of downtown Seattle’s skyline, and (in the evenings), beautiful sunsets over Puget Sound. If you’re planning a trip to the Emerald City, don’t miss out on watching the Mariners play on their home field. Here is a guide to help you better enjoy your experience.

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Getting There

Address and contact information:
1250 First Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 346-4001
www.mlb.mlb.com

By car: If you’re driving there, the best routes are I-90, I-5 and SR99, as these freeways each pass within a half-mile of the park. Remember to exit early if you want to miss the heavy game-day traffic.

By train: The King County Metro Transit restarted its Metro-to-the-Mariners service in 2010. Check their website for details on the latest special routes.

By bus: There are also a number of bus routes that service the area of Safeco Park, including the King County Metro, Sound Transit, Community Transit and Pierce Transit.

Tickets

For tickets to a Mariners game call 206-346-4003, check out the TicketsNow Mariners page or visit mariners.com/premium.

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Once you’re there

If you’re hungry from your trip to the park, Safeco Field offers an abundant array of food choices, from Bullpen Market, Double Play Grill, Rice n’ Roll, Fielder’s Choice, Dixie’s BBQ and Porter’s Place BBQ. For a list of all eateries, visit the website’s Main Concourse page.

Safeco Field tours are available year-round and allow visitors a look at the dugout, field, Visitors’ Clubhouse, press box and more.

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Where to stay

Plan ahead and really enjoy your experience at Safeco Field without worry of getting home by booking a room at one of the many hotels near the stadium. There is the Silver Cloud Hotel Stadium, which is located right next to the field, within walking distance to the historic Pioneer Square District. To find other hotels in the area, visit the Stadium Hotel Network website.

By Natalie Miller
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