Safeco Field


First and Figures

Status: Home of Seattle Mariners

Address: First Ave S and S Atlantic Street., Seattle, WA

Capacity: 47,116

Cost to construct: $517 Million 

Architect: NBBJ

Owner: City of Seattle

Former Naming: N/A


The Field

Playing Surface: Grass

Defining Feature:  Retractable Roog

Dimensions (ft) Initial distance in parenthesis

Left Field:  331

Left Center:  390

Center Field:   405

Right Center: 387

Right Field: 327


Opening Day and Firsts

Opening Date:  July 15, 1999

Opponent: San Diego Padres 

Results:  Padres 3 Mariners 2

Attendance:  44,607

First Hit: Eric Owens

Winning Pitcher: Will Cunnane

Losing Pitcher: Jose Messa


Umpires: Jim Joyce, Rich Garcia, Mike Reilly, Brian O'Nora

Managers Lou Piniella, Mariners; Bruce Bochy, Padres

Starting Pitchers: Jamie Moyer, Mariners; Andy Ashby, Padres

Ceremonial Pitch Mariners broadcaster Dave Niehaus



Hosted Events

World Series:  0

All Star Games: 2001



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