#9: Safeco Field, Seattle Mariners

Number of visits: 2 (2015)

This was ballpark #30.
Safeco was ballpark #30, the final destination in the tour

Industrial looking on the outside, Safeco Field blends in with its neighboring shipyards, rail terminals and bus depots. Inside, the ballpark looks brand new, despite opening in 1999. Similar to AT&T Park, the lighting on the concourse level was stylish compared to the florescent lights you find at most ballparks.

Ultra-bright LED lights shine onto the field, replacing traditional stadium lighting. The lights are used for cool effects between innings, however, the retractable roof limits the height of the lights. I found them to be beaming into my sight line. Yes, I wore my sunglasses at night.

Their 11,425-square-foot scoreboard in center field features every statistic a fan could want.

Overall, I thought this was a lovely ballpark, and we were fortunate to see two Yankee victories!


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