Photo © Ben Van Houten, Seattle Mariners.
Road Trip to Safeco Field
One of the newest and nicest ballparks in the majors. It's a comfortable and spacious ballpark with a lot of good design
for sightlines, usability and more. Even when sitting in the outfield or on the third deck you still feel in the game. You
can go see the trains that really do run right behind the park. The food and microbrew choices are exceptionally good.
Where else can you get freshly caught grilled salmon? The ballpark is just south of downtown Seattle (walkable even).
There's parking nearby, but it's easy to take public transportation. A cab ride back to most places just outside of
downtown is $10.
- Official Regular Season Schedule
- Ballpark Ticket Office: (206) 346-4001
- Official ticket information.
Note: If you can't use your tickets for some reason, please donate
them to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, which is part of the
Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, so that patients and caregivers can have a few hours break from their struggles.
The "Hutch" gives an annual award to
an MLB player demonstrating active concern in performing community help.
- Location: Safeco Field, 1250 First Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134
- Ballpark Directions
Seattle has pretty decent public transportation. Sound Transit
hasa 'Home Run Service" to the nearby King Street Station for Sunday 1PM games. There is also a ST Expression regional bus from most
larger Puget Sound cities (e.g., Bellevue, Issaquah, etc.) For more info, check out the Sound Transit website.
- Radio:KOMO 1000 AM
For more information on nearby lodging, click here.
- Best Western Pioneer Square. 77 Yesler Way. The closest, with specials for baseball fans.
- Comfort Suites Downtown Seattle, 601 Roy Street
- Silver Cloud Inn Stadium, 1046 1st Ave S.
- Residence Inn, Lake Union.
- Airport: Seattle-Tacoma (Seatac) Airport (SEA)
There is so much to do around Seattle - it's truly one of the best places to take a vacation in July. The weather is warm, the day
lasts until almost 10 PM.
In addition to trips to Mt. Rainier, Olympia and other natural beauty, there's also great beer, coffee, seafood, music, glass
art...the list goes on.
Seattle Art Museum,
A link for Kid's Activities in Seattle,
the Seattle Aquarium,
Seattle Museum of History and Industry"; a ferry ride away
takes you to
an Indian cultural experience, Tillicum Village, which features an
out historical and cultural play, plus dinner.
Seattle Government Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs for more ideas.
In Tacoma you'll also find the Museum of Glass.
- Closest Major League Baseball Teams:
Minnesota Twins, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants
- Nearby Minor League Ballparks: