Seattle >Professional Sports > Safeco Field
1250 First Ave, Seattle, WA | Directions 9813447.591488 -122.332249
Neighborhoods: Greater Duwamish, Industrial District East, Industrial District (East)
One of my very favorite places to dine in Seattle! No, really. The past few years, Safeco Field has been transformed to a dining destination featuring locally sourced foods. High fives to chef Ethan Stowell for helping to make that happen. As a consultant, he has connected the awesome crew from Centerplate with purveyors including Taylor Shellfish, Carlton Farms and Painted Hills. Mariners fans can now get oyster po-boys, smoky barbecue, even tongue tacos! Those are available at the super-chill new Edgar's Cantina and Home Run Porch, named in honor of the team's most-beloved player, Edgar Martinez. Sure, there are still popcorn, peanuts and Crackerjack -- as well as the stinky garlic fries -- but hip, hip hooray for so many amazing options. Plus, the Moose! Love the Mariners Moose, yes I do!!
The bullpen! – Might have missed it but did not see a comment about the bullpen. Nowhere else that I know of can you get THAT close to the speeding pitches as they warm up. From every angle too! You can stand behind the catcher and watch the ball coming at you (from behind a sturdy chainlink fence of course).
Went to a game with my son when he graduated UW-Law and WOW what a place to watch baseball. In Mpls-St. Paul we're stuck with a dome almost as bad as the Kingdome was. My instant impression was "when can the Twins have a home like this?" I might even go see them then.
Break Out the Rye Bread and Mustard Grandma... – This stadium is a GRAND SALAMI! I have been to a few of the newer stadiums (SBC Park in S.F., Minute Maid Park in Houston) and I have never felt so close to the action as I have at the Safe! Great concessions, great fans, and a great ball club!
Atmosphere – The one thing that people have not touched on is the atmosphere. It is more than a baseball game, it is an event. I am not a baseball fan, and I attended over 10 games a season. There is really something for everyone- from the video boards, the music, interactive games, etc. Go experience the MOJO!!!
Gem of MLB – A beautiful ballpark that harkens back to the old days of baseball, yet completely shows it is 21st century Seattle. If your military or retired military try parking at the Coast Guard Base. Free and short walk to stadium.
Great Stadium – SafeCo is a great place to watch a baseball game. I sat in two different levels and both had excellent views of the game, as well as a fabulous view of downtown from behind first base. You can walk around the entire stadium on the field level which gives you the intimate feel of being at a minor league stadium. Easy access to concessions ( food, drink and souveniers ) without long lines.
Two suggestions....I stayed downtown and caught the bus (free) to Union Station just a few blocks from the left field entrance. On the way there are people selling the treats that you pay alot more for once you get inside ( a package of kettle korn and peanuts can be had for under $5.00 outside and they let you bring it into the stadium ) also shop the vendors for deals on tee shirts, etc.).
Love The Stadium – The field is awesome, the vantage points throughout the stadium are all good, and of course, you've got the Mariners playing there... It's just an excellent place to watch a game. Now the downside... Parking; I think we would've drove around for another 30-40 minutes had we not happened accross a small lot by a gas station accross from the left-field wall... with the price you pay to see baseball, parking should be simple and free. The other knock I have is the prices of food and drinks there, good lord people, I should get change from a twenty if I grab 2 dogs and 2 beers...ticket prices are high enough, the players are making millions! Lower the rent for the vendors, or whatever you have to do to bring down those concession prices, make parking a snap, and I'de love to make more trips to such a beautiful park!
The parking really sucks unless you're atleast 2hrs. early you're driving around for a half hour, or you are walking that long.
Beauty – One of the best stadiums I've ever been in. Classic features, high-tech sliding roof. Great sushi!!!
Baseball at it's best – A classic stadium modernized. A sunny day at the Safe cannot be beat if you're a baseball fan!
One of the few things my husband and I have in common is Baseball. We never attended Mariners games until Safeco was built. Now we include tickets, parking and concessions as part of our monthly budget during baseball season. We love it! It isn't just great baseball with the Mariners that brings us back over and over, but the whole experience that Safeco Field offers as a premier venue.
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