T-Mobile Park in April 2007, then known as Safeco Field
|Former names||Safeco Field (1999–2018)|
|Address||1250 First Avenue South|
|Public transit|| Stadium Station|
King Street Station
|Owner||Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District|
|Operator||Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District|
|Record attendance||WrestleMania XIX 54,097|
|Field size||Left Field – 331 ft (101 m)|
Left-Center – 378 ft (115 m)
Center Field – 401 ft (122 m)
Right-Center – 381 ft (116 m)
Right Field – 326 ft (99 m)
Backstop – 69 ft (21 m)
|Surface||Kentucky Blue Grass /|
Perennial Ryegrass blend
|Broke ground||March 8, 1997|
|Opened||July 15, 1999|
|Construction cost||$517 million|
($794 million in 2019 dollars)
|Project manager||The Vosk Group LLP|
|Structural engineer||Magnusson Klemencic Associates|
|Services engineer||Flack + Kurtz Inc.|
|Main contractors||The Erection Company Inc.|
|Seattle Mariners (MLB) (1999–present) |
Seattle Bowl (NCAA) (2001)
T-Mobile Park is a retractable roof baseball park located in Seattle, Washington. Owned and operated by the Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District, it is the home stadium of the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB) and has a seating capacity of 47,929 for baseball. It is located in Seattle's SoDo neighborhood, near the western terminus of Interstate 90. The first game was played on July 15, 1999.
During the 1990s, the suitability of the Mariners' original stadium—the Kingdome—as an MLB facility came under doubt, and the team's ownership group threatened to relocate the team. In September 1995, King County voters defeated a ballot measure to secure public funding for a new baseball stadium. Shortly thereafter, the Mariners' first appearance in the MLB postseason and their victory in the 1995 American League Division Series (ALDS) renewed a public desire to keep the team in Seattle. As a result, the Washington State Legislature approved an alternate means of funding for the stadium with public money. The site for the stadium, just south of the Kingdome, was selected in September 1996 and construction began in March 1997. The bonds issued to finance Safeco Field were retired on October 1, 2011, five years earlier than anticipated.
Aside from professional baseball, T-Mobile Park is also used for amateur baseball events including the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association high school state championships and one Washington Huskies game per season. Major non-baseball events that have been held at T-Mobile Park include the 2001 Seattle Bowl, as well as WrestleMania XIX in 2003 which attracted the stadium's record attendance of 54,097.
On March 11, 2020, the Seattle Mariners cancelled games scheduled for March 26–31 at Safeco Field due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. This was superseded the next day when Major League Baseball postponed all games for at least two weeks. The city of Seattle saw many other closures as well.
The ballpark was originally named Safeco Field under a 20-year naming-rights deal with Seattle-based Safeco Insurance. Safeco declined to renew the agreement beyond the 2018 season, and the naming rights were acquired by T-Mobile on December 19, 2018. The name change took effect January 1, 2019.
Location and transportation
T-Mobile Park is located in the SoDo district of downtown Seattle, bounded by Dave Niehaus Way (a block of 1st Avenue S.) to the west, Edgar Martínez Drive (formerly S. Atlantic Street) to the south, Royal Brougham Way to the north, and BNSF railroad tracks to the east. The stadium is located near the western terminus of Interstate 90, the longest interstate in the United States.
Parking is available at the stadium's parking garage located across Edgar Martínez Drive, the CenturyLink Field garage to the North, and other privately operated lots in the area. Sounder commuter rail services nearby King Street Station. T-Mobile Park is also served by Sound Transit's Central Link light rail line and local Metro bus routes via the nearby Stadium Station.
On March 30, 1994, county executive Gary Locke appointed a task force to assess the need for a new baseball stadium to replace the rapidly deteriorating Kingdome. Many feared that the Mariners would leave Seattle if a new stadium was not built. In January 1995, the 28-member task force recommended to the King County Council that the public should be involved in the financing of the stadium. The task force concluded that a sales tax increase of 0.1% (to 8.3%) would be sufficient to fund the stadium. King County held a special election on September 19, asking the public for this sales tax increase; the measure led early, but was narrowly defeated by one-fifth of one percent.
On October 14, a special session of the state legislature authorized a different funding package for a new stadium that included a food and beverage tax in King County restaurants and bars, car rental surcharge in King County, a ballpark admissions tax, a credit against the state sales tax, and sale of a special stadium license plate. Nine days later, the King County Council approved the funding package, and established the Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District to own the ballpark and oversee design and construction. Taxpayer suits opposing the legislative actions and the taxes failed in the courts.
On September 9, 1996, the site was selected for the new stadium, just south of the Kingdome. In late fall, several members of the King County Council wrote a letter to the Seattle Mariners, requesting a postponement of the projected $384.5-million stadium project. In response, Mariners ownership held a news conference stating that they would either sell the team or move it from Seattle. After a public outcry, the King County Council voted to reaffirm their cooperation with the Mariners in building a new stadium. Team ownership contributed $145 million to cover cost overruns.
Construction officially began in 1997, with a groundbreaking ceremony on March 8 featuring Mariners star Ken Griffey, Jr. The construction, overseen by Chief Financial Officer (and current team President and minority owner) Kevin Mather, continued through the beginning of the 1999 season. Its first game was on Thursday, July 15, immediately after the All-Star break; the Mariners lost 3–2 to the San Diego Padres with 44,607 in attendance.
The naming rights were sold to Seattle-based Safeco Insurance in June 1998, who paid $40 million for a 20-year deal. The 2018 season was the last played under this name, and the Safeco signage was removed from the ballpark beginning that November. The naming rights were awarded to T-Mobile on December 19, an agreement that will last 25 years, and the name change officially took effect on January 1, 2019.
Ken Griffey, Jr. returned to Safeco Field in 2007 with the Cincinnati Reds (where he had been traded to after the 1999 season) to a hero's welcome. In commemoration of Griffey's achievements with the team, the Mariners unveiled a new poster that declared Safeco Field "The House That Griffey Built."
The Mariners moved the fences at Safeco Field closer to home plate prior to the 2013 season "to create an environment that is fair for both hitters and pitchers," according to General Manager Jack Zduriencik. Safeco Field had been considered one of the most pitcher-friendly ballparks in the majors since it had opened. The center field scoreboard and ad panels were replaced with an 11,435 square foot (1,062.3 m2) board during renovations, becoming the largest among all stadium scoreboards in the major leagues at the time.
After the 2017 season, the field surface, in place since the stadium opened in 1999, underwent its first full replacement. The infield and foul territory were redone in 2012, but the outfield had never been replaced before the resodding.
Like most ballparks built from the 1990s onward, T-Mobile Park is a 'retro-modern' style ballpark that incorporates many of the features of ballparks built in the 1950s and earlier with modern amenities. In contrast with the Kingdome and the other multi-purpose stadiums built primarily during the 1960s and 1970s, T-Mobile Park features a brick façade, an asymmetrical field dimension, a natural grass field, spectator sightlines more suited for baseball, and is surrounded by city streets, a railroad line, and buildings. Modern features include a retractable roof, luxury suites, extensive food and beverage selection beyond traditional ballpark fare, full ADA-accessibility, and previously had technology that allowed spectators to monitor special game-time features with Nintendo DS receivers.
The ballpark has four main gates open to all ticket holders during Mariners games, located at the southwest, northwest, northeast, and southeast corners. These are identified as Home Plate, Left Field, Center Field, and Right Field, respectively. Entry to all ticket holders is also available through the Mariners Team Store off 1st Avenue and at "The 'Pen" entry behind the bull pens in left field. Special entrances for media and holders of certain ticket levels are located on the southwest and south sides of the stadium.
There are five main levels to the stadium: Field (or Street), Main Concourse (100 level – 20,634 seats), Club Level (200 level – 4,585 seats), Suite Level (1,945 seats), and Upper Concourse (300 level – 15,955 seats). Two bleacher sections are located above left field and below the center field scoreboard, with 3,706 seats. The Broadcast Center (press box) is located on the Club Level and sub-level between it and the Main Level. As the field is approximately at street level, entry into any of the main gates requires visitors to ascend a flight of stairs, escalator, or elevator to access the main concourse, with the exception of the Right Field Entry, which opens onto the main concourse. Stairs, escalators, elevators, and ramps located around the ballpark provide access to all levels.
T-Mobile Park has an extensive food and beverage selection above and beyond the traditional ballpark fare of hot dog, pizza, soda, and beer. Concession stands selling traditional ballpark fare are plentiful on the main and upper concourses. Food courts behind home plate on the main concourse, as well as in "The 'Pen" (known as the Bullpen Market prior to a major 2011 remodel) located on the street level inside the Center Field gate, sell items such as sushi, burritos, teriyaki, stir-fries, pad thai, garlic fries, crepes, health food, seafood, and barbecue. An extensive selection of beer can also be found in those locations, as well as a location on the upper concourse. Patrons could previously order food with a Nintendo DS app called Nintendo Fan Network.
Several restaurants and food services are available exclusively for fans purchasing certain ticket levels:
- The Diamond Club is located on the field level behind home plate. Diamond Club seats are located in the first eight rows behind home plate; holders of these seats are entitled to VIP parking in the facility's garage, a private entry to the ballpark on the field level, and access to the Diamond Club Lounge with buffet and bar. The lounge is decorated with Babe Ruth memorabilia. Diamond Club seats are sold on a full-season, 20-game, and single game basis.
- 70 group and individual suites occupy an entire level of the ballpark. Open only to holders of suite level tickets, each suite features a private wait staff and concierge service. Holders of suite level tickets are also entitled to a private entry to the ballpark. Suite level tickets are available on a full-season, partial season, or individual game basis.
- The Wells Fargo Terrace Club occupies another entire level of the ballpark. Open only to holders of Terrace Club seats and certain other ticket levels, the club features two lounges and wait service to each seat. As with suite level tickets, holders of Terrace Club seats are also entitled to a private entry to the ballpark. Terrace Club seats are also available on full-season, partial season, or individual game basis.
- The Hit it Here Café is located in right field, on the same level as the Terrace Club. Open to all visitors before game time on a first-come, first-served basis (though season ticket holders may make reservations), the café is only open to holders of tickets in the café during games. Hit it Here Café tickets are only sold on an individual game basis.
T-Mobile Park has a unique retractable roof that only acts as an "umbrella" for the playing field and stands, rather than forming a complete climate-controlled enclosure, as is the case with all other retractable roofs in Major League Baseball. The park rarely needs to be heated or cooled due to Seattle's mild climate, but frequent precipitation necessitated a roof. The roof is sometimes closed on particularly cold nights, which helps prevent radiation heat loss. The only other covered baseball stadium in the world with permanent openings is the fixed-roof Seibu Dome in Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan, home of the Saitama Seibu Lions.
In the open position, the roof rests over the BNSF Railway tracks that bound the stadium to the east, with part of it hanging over the stands in right field. This has the effect of echoing the whistles from passing trains into the stadium. Train whistles were a frequent fixture of the T-Mobile Park experience initially, but abated significantly when an overpass was built for Royal Brougham Way, the street that bounds the stadium to the north which previously crossed the tracks.
The roof consists of three major sections that extend into the closed position in a telescoping manner, with the two outer sections resting under the larger center section. Each section rests on a set of parallel tracks located on the north and south sides of the stadium, with the outer sections moving along the inner set of tracks, and the center section moving along the outer set. Each section is structurally independent; i.e., no section depends on another for structural stability. "Welcome to T-Mobile Park, Seattle" is painted on top of the center section, visible from aircraft whether the roof is open or closed. A lighted "Safeco Field" sign was added to the east side of the roof in 2007, which aids in identification of the stadium from the freeways to the east.
Each section is independently powered by electric motors that move the respective sections along the tracks. It is controlled from a central control room located under the center field scoreboard. Depending on wind and weather conditions, the roof takes approximately ten minutes to move from the fully open to the fully closed position, and vice versa. The roof movement is nearly silent, blending in with the ambient noise typically present during a game. During normal operation, the movement of each section is governed by computers, with all three sections moving at the same time. During an emergency or maintenance operation, each section can be independently moved. A working spare motor and wheel assembly for the roof can be found inside the center field gate. In its present state, it serves to educate visitors on how the roof operates, but if needed, it can be used to replace a similar part on the roof should one become damaged or defective.
On April 7, 2013, Total Pro Sports voted Safeco Field the 8th Best Place to Catch a Game in 2013, mainly owing the award to the design of the retractable roof.
Ground rules concerning the roof
Batted ball striking the roof or roof trusses:
- A ball striking the roof or roof truss in fair territory is judged fair or foul in relation to where it lands.
- A ball striking the roof or roof truss in foul territory is a foul ball, regardless of where it lands. (During a game on April 18, 2011, Ryan Raburn of the visiting Detroit Tigers struck one of the trusses with a foul pop-up; Raburn is the only batter to date to hit any part of the roof in this manner.)
- A ball striking the roof or roof truss is still considered in flight, and the batter is out if legally caught by a fielder, regardless of where it struck.
Movement of the roof:
- If the game starts with the roof open, it may be closed during the game if weather conditions warrant, and at the discretion of the home team. Play may continue during closure, unless the umpires determine it is necessary to stop play.
- If the game starts with the roof closed, it may be opened during the game if weather conditions warrant. Opening the roof can only start between innings, after notification of the umpire crew chief. The visiting team may challenge the decision to open the roof, but final decision over whether to open the roof lies with the crew chief. The roof may only be opened once during a game.
T-Mobile Park features a manual scoreboard, the second-largest HD video display scoreboard in MLB, a color LED out-of-town scoreboard, and LED ribbon boards along the terraces. The main scoreboard, which replaced the original scoreboard above the center field bleachers prior to the 2013 season, is more than 11,000 square feet (1,000 m2) in area. The board can be used either all at once, such as for live action or video replays, or split into sections for displaying information such as statistics and advertisements.
Additionally, television screens showing the local telecast of the game hang from the bottom of the Terrace Club level, for spectators seated in the last several rows of the main concourse seating areas, as well as those standing on the main concourse. Though fans in these areas have a full view of the field, their view of the scoreboards is obstructed by the overhang of the Terrace Club level. These screens display the content shown on the video board between innings or when the telecast is on a commercial break.
Art in the park
T-Mobile Park and its adjoining parking garage feature extensive public art displays, including:
- A chandelier made of 1,000 resin baseball bats above the home plate entry. A companion 27-foot diameter compass rose mosaic at the home plate rotunda captures a number of elements in the history of baseball.
- "Quilts" depicting each MLB team logo, made from recycled metal including license plates from the respective teams' states (or the province of Ontario in the case of the Toronto Blue Jays, or the District of Columbia in the case of the Washington Nationals).
- Stainless steel cutouts of players in various poses while catching, batting, fielding, and pitching, integrated into the fences at the stadium's four main gates.
- Sculptures depicting hands gripping baseballs for various types of pitches along the west facade of the garage.
- A 9-foot-tall (2.7 m) bronze baseball glove, "The Mitt", that has become an icon for T-Mobile Park.
- "The Defining Moment", a mural depicting Edgar Martínez's famed "The Double".
- Children's Hospital Wishing Well which features a bronze statue of a child in batting position, and includes a geyser effect used at the beginning of games and when the opposing team hits a home run.
- Porcelain enamel on steel flag-mounted banner-panels depicting "Positions of the Field".
Baseball Museum of the Pacific Northwest
The Baseball Museum of the Pacific Northwest pays homage to now-defunct professional baseball teams that played in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia before the establishment of the Mariners in 1977. Additionally, it features hands-on displays explaining the composition of baseballs and bats, and the different types of gloves, as well as a replica outfield fence with props to allow fans to photograph themselves pretending to be outfielders.
Mariners Hall of Fame
Co-located with the Baseball Museum of the Pacific Northwest, the Mariners Hall of Fame features bronze plaques of the nine inducted members: Alvin Davis (1997), Broadcaster Dave Niehaus (2000), Jay Buhner (2004), Edgar Martínez (2007), Randy Johnson (2012), Dan Wilson (2012), Ken Griffey, Jr. (2013), Lou Pinella (2014) and Jamie Moyer (2015). Those plaques describe their contributions to the franchise, as well as murals and television screens showing highlights of their careers with the Mariners.
A bronze statue of Mariners broadcaster Dave Niehaus (1935–2010) was unveiled on September 16, 2011. The statue captures the broadcaster honored by the Baseball Hall of Fame with the Ford C. Frick Award in 2008, and who broadcast 5,284 Mariners games over 34 seasons (1977–2010), at a desk, behind a microphone, wearing headphones with his Mariners scorebook in front of him. His scorebook is opened to the box score for Game 5 of the 1995 American League Division Series, when Edgar Martínez hit "The Double". There is an empty seat next to the statue, so fans can sit next to Niehaus and pose for photos. His longtime broadcast partner Rick Rizzs presided over a private ceremony to unveil the statue. The Dave Niehaus Broadcast Center is located on the Club Level behind home plate. When Niehaus died, his headset and microphone were placed by his empty seat in the Broadcast Center as a tribute.
Prior to the 2017 season, a statue of Ken Griffey Jr. was unveiled outside the Home Plate Entrance to the ballpark. Following the 2017 season, the bat was broken off in an attempt to steal it, but a bystander from the office building across the street was able to run down the perpetrator and recover the bat, which was subsequently reattached.
The flagship Mariners Team Store is located on the west side of the stadium. The first level of the store, on the street level, sells a comprehensive assortment of Mariners merchandise, while the upper level, on the main concourse, displays game-used items for sale, as well as a custom jersey embroidery station. Other stores include the Kids' Clubhouse at the northeast corner on the main concourse, a walk-in store at the southwest corner on the upper concourse, a store near the bridge from the parking garage on the club level, and kiosks throughout the ballpark.
Children's Hospital Playfield is a playground for children located at the northeast corner of the stadium on the main concourse. Also located in this area is "Moose's Munchies", a concession stand selling ballpark fare in child-sized portions.
The Moose Den, located on the main concourse near the Children's Hospital Playfield, is a meet-and-greet area for the Mariner Moose, the team's mascot.
T-Mobile Park also gives walking tours of the stadium for $12 as of April 2017. Departing from the main Team Store, the tour includes information about the stadium not generally provided at games, as well as entry into areas not open to the general public during games, including the visitors' clubhouse, playing field and dugouts, Dave Niehaus Broadcast Center (press box), and a luxury suite.
Notable events at T-Mobile Park
- The ballpark has hosted playoff games in two seasons: 2000, when the Mariners won the American League wild card; and again in 2001, when they won the American League West while tying a Major League record by winning 116 games. In 2000, the Mariners defeated the Chicago White Sox in the ALDS 3–0, but were defeated by the New York Yankees in the ALCS, 4–2. The following year, the Mariners defeated the Cleveland Indians 3–2 in the ALDS, but were again defeated by the Yankees in the ALCS, 4–1. The World Series has never been played at the ballpark.
- The ballpark also hosted the 2001 MLB All-Star Game. The American League defeated the National League, 4–1. Cal Ripken Jr. of the AL's Baltimore Orioles was the game's MVP. A bronze plaque in the visitor's bullpen now marks the location where Ripken hit the final All-Star Game home run of his Hall of Fame career.
- On October 1, 2004, Ichiro Suzuki collected his 258th hit of the season in a home game, breaking the 84-year-old single season hit record of 257 previously held by George Sisler. Sisler, who died in 1973 (the same year Suzuki was born), was represented at the game by his daughter, and four other family members. Ichiro would go on to finish the season with 262 hits.
- On April 15, 2009, Ken Griffey Jr. became the first (and only) player in franchise history to have hit 400 home runs. He homered in the 5th inning off the Angels' Jered Weaver, en route to an 11–3 triumph.
- The Mariners' 2011 interleague series with the Florida Marlins was played in Seattle due to a scheduling conflict with rock band U2's 360° Tour at Sun Life Stadium. With the Marlins officially designated as the home team, the designated hitter rule was not in effect, marking the first time that a game was played under such rules at an American League stadium in modern interleague play. Félix Hernández became the first pitcher to record a hit at the ballpark.
- On April 21, 2012, Philip Humber of the Chicago White Sox threw a perfect game against the Mariners marking the 21st time a perfect game had been thrown. This also marks the first perfect game and no-hitter at the ballpark.
- On June 8, 2012, six Mariners pitchers (Kevin Millwood, Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor, Lucas Luetge, Brandon League, Tom Wilhelmsen) threw a combined no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers, marking the third no-hitter thrown by the Mariners, and the first one to be accomplished by the Mariners at the ballpark.
- On August 15, 2012, Mariners' pitcher Félix Hernández pitched the 23rd perfect game in Major League Baseball history and the first perfect game in Seattle Mariners history. This marked the second perfect game and third no-hitter at the park, all of which occurred in the 2012 season. This was also the first time in Major League Baseball history that two perfect games occurred at the same ballpark during the same season.
- On August 10, 2013, Ken Griffey Jr. became the seventh member inducted into the Mariners' Hall of Fame, joining a group that includes Alvin Davis (1997), Dave Niehaus (2000), Jay Buhner (2004), Edgar Martínez (2007), Randy Johnson (2012) and Dan Wilson (2012).
- On August 12, 2015, Hisashi Iwakuma threw the team's fifth no-hitter in team history against the Baltimore Orioles; Iwakuma became the second Japanese-born pitcher to throw a no hitter (after Hideo Nomo did it in 2001); it was the fourth no-hitter in the ballpark's history.
- On May 4, 2018, Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols recorded his 3,000th major league hit. Pujols is the 32nd player in MLB history to achieve such a feat. Pujols is also the fourth player in MLB history to record 3,000 hits and 600 home runs, joining Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Alex Rodriguez.
On May 4, 2007, an NCAA Pacific-10 Conference baseball attendance record was set when the Washington Huskies hosted defending National Champion Oregon State in front of 10,421 spectators. Washington won the game, 6–2.
The stadium has hosted several soccer matches prior to the opening of CenturyLink Field, which was designed for soccer. To prepare for soccer matches, the field has to be sodded to cover and replace the dirt infield.
The stadium hosted four matches during the 2002 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup in November, including two matches featuring the United States women's national soccer team, as part of qualification for the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup. The first U.S. match, against Panama, had an attendance of 21,522; the second match, against Costa Rica, was attended by 10,079 fans.
|Date||Winning Team||Result||Losing Team||Tournament||Spectators|
|March 2, 2002||United States||4–0||Honduras||International Friendly||38,534|
|November 2, 2002||Mexico||2–0||Trinidad and Tobago||2002 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup First Round||—|
|November 6, 2002||Canada||2–0||Mexico||2002 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup Semifinal||—|
|United States||7–0||Costa Rica||10,079|
On March 30, 2003, the stadium was host to WrestleMania XIX, which set an all-time record attendance for the facility of 54,097.
|Date||Artist||Opening act(s)||Tour / Concert name||Attendance||Revenue||Notes|
|September 16, 2008||The Beach Boys||—||—||—||—||The stadium's first concert, although it was not open to the public.|
|July 19, 2013||Paul McCartney||—||Out There Tour||45,229 / 45,229||$4,525,200||The stadium's first public concert, it also featured former Nirvana members on a performance of the song "Cut Me Some Slack".|
|July 30, 2014||Beyoncé
|—||On the Run Tour||40,615 / 40,615||$4,339,642|
|May 20, 2016||Billy Joel||Gavin DeGraw||Billy Joel in Concert||36,582 / 36,582||$4,045,000|
|August 19, 2017||Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers||The Lumineers||40th Anniversary Tour||42,199 / 46,050||$3,665,292|
|August 8, 2018||Pearl Jam||—||Pearl Jam 2018 Tour||88,142 / 91,918||$7,829,518||This was the first time in five years since the band last played in their hometown.|
|August 10, 2018|
|August 31, 2018||Zac Brown Band||OneRepublic||Down the Rabbit Hole Live||TBA||TBA|
|September 1, 2018||Foo Fighters||Giants in the Trees and The Joy Formidable||Concrete and Gold Tour||37,825 / 49,131||$2,913,484||The surviving members of Nirvana reunited for a few songs.|
|October 19, 2019||The Who||Liam Gallagher||Moving On! Tour||—||—|
|July 17, 2020||Green Day
Fall Out Boy
|The Interrupters||Hella Mega Tour||TBA||TBA|
- The stadium was the home to the Microsoft annual employee meeting until 2012, attracting over 20,000 employees.
- Bernie Sanders held a rally for his 2016 presidential campaign on March 25.
- On September 15, 2018, Russell M. Nelson, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along with his wife, Wendy Watson Nelson, and Second Counselor Henry B. Eyring, held a devotional that was attended by 49,089 church members, friends, and members of the community.
- In late spring, numerous local high schools hold graduation ceremonies at the venue (while the Mariners are away).
- "T-Mobile Park". 2019 Seattle Mariners Information Guide. MLB Advanced Media. February 21, 2019. p. 304. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 1, 2020.
- "Safeco Field". Vosk Group. Archived from the original on July 28, 2013.
- "Safeco Field". Ballparks.com.
- "Flack+Kurtz: Safeco Field". WSP Global. Archived from the original on February 9, 2013.
- Grygiel, Chris (September 27, 2011). "Safeco Field taxes to end (finally) on Saturday". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
- "Mariners won't play games in Seattle in March". ESPN.com. ESPN News Services. March 11, 2020. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
- "MLB suspends spring training, delays Opening Day at least two weeks". ESPN.com. March 12, 2020. Retrieved March 12, 2020.
- "Opening Day delayed at least 2 weeks; Spring Training games cancelled". MLB.com. March 12, 2020. Retrieved March 12, 2020.
- Divish, Ryan (June 13, 2017). "Safeco Field, home of the Mariners, is getting a name change". The Seattle Times.
- Brown, Maury (November 15, 2018). "New Naming Rights For Mariners' Safeco Field Going To T-Mobile". Forbes. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
- 710SPORTS.COM STAFF (December 19, 2018). "Mariners and T-Mobile announce new ballpark name". Retrieved December 19, 2018.
- Johns, Greg (December 19, 2018). "Mariners' home facility renamed T-Mobile Park". Mariners.com. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
- Thiel, Art (September 30, 2004). "Seattle to Rename Street After Edgar Martínez". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved September 30, 2004.
- Gutierrez, Scott (June 14, 2011). "Appeals court allows Metro shuttle to Seahawks/Mariners games". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Hearst Seattle Media.
- "Seattle vote on stadium a close one". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. September 20, 1995. p. 1B.
- "Stadium plan leads by 310 votes". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. September 22, 1995. p. 4C.
- "Seattle scrambles to keep the Mariners if vote fails". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. September 23, 1995. p. 2D.
- "Stadium vote falls behind". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. September 26, 1995. p. 3D.
- "Final vote has leaders scrambling on stadium". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. September 29, 1995. p. 1D.
- "King County not yet sold on new stadium". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press. October 16, 1995. p. 4B.
- "King County Council approves ballpark financing". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Idaho-Washington). Associated Press. October 24, 1995. p. 2B.
- "Another win for the Mariners: a stadium". Eugene Register-Guard. (New York Times). October 24, 1995. p. 1A.
- "Safeco Field History".
- "Voters reject a stadium for the Seattle Mariners on September 19, 1995". HistoryLink.org. Retrieved 19 March 2014.
- "Mariners' stadium plan advances". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). September 10, 1996. p. C2.
- Almond, Elliot; Schaefer, David; Seven, Richard; Clutter, Stephen (December 15, 1996). "Mariners Put Up For Sale – Owners Blame Council Members For Discussing Ballpark Delay". The Seattle Times. Retrieved September 15, 2011.
- "Great Moments at Safeco Field". The Seattle Times. July 12, 2009. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
- "$n$ Mariners CFO visits Walla Walla". Walla Walla Union-Bulletin. Union-bulletin.com. March 30, 2012. Archived from the original on January 23, 2014. Retrieved January 23, 2014.
- "Mariners welcome grass, sky". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. July 15, 1999. p. C1.
- Welch, Craig (July 16, 1999). "Pricey park boasts priceless views". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. A1.
- Kepner, Tyler (July 16, 1999). "Field of dreams; nightmare result". Eugene Register-Guard. (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). p. 1C.
- Cour, Jim (July 16, 1999). "The dome is no longer Mariners home". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Idaho-Washington). Associated Press. p. 1B.
- "Safeco pays big bucks to name M's new stadium". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Idaho-Washington). Associated Press. June 4, 1998. p. 1D.
- "Ballpark christened Safeco Field". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press. June 5, 1998. p. 3B.
- Spedden, Zach (November 12, 2018). "Safeco Field Signage Comes Down". Ballpark Digest. August Publications. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
- Divish, Ryan (December 19, 2018). "Goodbye, Safeco Field. The Mariners' stadium is now called T-Mobile Park". The Seattle Times. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
- "Goodbye Safeco Field: Mariners ballpark officially becomes T-Mobile park on Tuesday". Q13 Fox News. December 31, 2018. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
- Bell, Gregg (June 23, 2007). "The Kid, now 37, returns to the house that he built". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. p. 1.
- Blanchette, John (June 23, 2007). "Junior's journey 'home'". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. A1.
- Bell, Gregg (June 23, 2007). "Griffey takes a trip down memory road with visit to Seattle". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Idaho-Washington). Associated Press. p. 3B.
- Baker, Geoff (October 2, 2012). "Mariners Moving Fences in at Safeco Field in 2013". The Seattle Times. Retrieved October 3, 2012.
- Gleeman, Aaron (September 29, 2004). "Park Factoring". The Hardball Times. Retrieved October 3, 2012.
- Cockcroft, Tristan H. (March 18, 2010). "Ranking The Ballparks". ESPN.com. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
- "Baseball stadiums by the board" (PDF). PDF Graphic. Chicago Tribune. 14 April 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
- Booth, Tim (April 8, 2013). "Mariners open new-look Safeco Field tonight". The Herald. Retrieved April 9, 2013.
- Hill, Craig (November 10, 2017). "Mariners show you how to build a baseball field in 20 tweets". Tacoma News Tribune.
- "Seattle fans can take DS out to the ballgame". NBC News. July 24, 2007. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
- >"2010 Seattle Mariners Media Guide" (PDF). Major League Baseball Advanced Media. Retrieved April 4, 2010.
- "Safeco Field Seating and Pricing". Major League Baseball Advanced Media. Retrieved November 11, 2011.
- Lowry, Phil (2006). Green Cathedrals: The Ultimate Celebrations of All 273 Major League and Negro League Ballparks Past and Present. New York City: Addison Wesley Publishing Company. ISBN 0-201-62229-7.
- "Games of April 14, 2009". USA Today. November 30, 2007. Retrieved September 15, 2011.
- Elliott, Jason (April 18, 2012). "Left With An Empty Feeling in Seattle". Coeur d'Alene Press. Retrieved June 1, 2012.
- "2013 Seattle Mariners Information Guide". Major League Baseball Advanced Media. p. 322.
- "2015 Seattle Mariners Media Guide" (PDF). Major League Baseball Advanced Media. February 22, 2015. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
- "2016 Seattle Mariners Media Guide" (PDF). Major League Baseball Advanced Media. February 18, 2016. p. 330. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
- "Safeco Field" (PDF). 2018 Seattle Mariners Information Guide. MLB Advanced Media. February 12, 2018. p. 304. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
- "MLB Ballpark Rankings: The Best Places to Catch a Game in 2013". Total Pro Sports. April 7, 2013.
- "Daktronics to Provide Fully Integrated Stadium Information System for Seattle Mariners' New SAFECO FIELD". Daktronics.
- "LED Video Display System Brightens SAFECO Field For 2011". Archived from the original on April 10, 2011. ANC Sports
- Johns, Greg (November 15, 2012). "Safeco to Be Home of MLB's largest Video screen". Major League Baseball Advanced Media. Retrieved November 15, 2012.
- "Mariners Hall of Fame". MLB.com.
- "Bronze Dave Niehaus Statue Unveiled at Safeco Field Today". Archived from the original on October 24, 2011.
- Stone, Larry (November 10, 2010). "Mariners Broadcaster Dave Niehaus Dies". The Seattle Times. Retrieved November 11, 2010.
- "Loss of a Legend: Dave Niehaus, Voice of the Mariners, Dies at 75". KOMO. Seattle. November 10, 2010.
- "Loss of a Legend: Photo of Niehaus' Seat in Broadcast Center". KOMO. Seattle. November 10, 2010. Retrieved November 11, 2010.
- "Ken Griffey Jr.'s bat is back: Workers repair statue outside Safeco Field". The Seattle Times. February 3, 2018. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
- Stone, Larry (August 16, 2012). "Perfect! Mariners' Felix Hernandez Throws Perfect Game". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
- "Huskies win record-setting night at Safeco Field". Archived from the original on July 29, 2012.
- "Infield of Safeco Field Being Sodded for US-Honduras Match on March 2". U.S. Soccer. February 12, 2002. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
- Sherwin, Bob (March 3, 2002). "U.S. struts its stuff against Honduras". The Seattle Times. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
- Evans, Jayda (October 27, 2002). "Cup quest: Chastain, team make qualifying stop in Seattle". The Seattle Times. p. D7.
- Evans, Jayda (November 7, 2002). "U.S. women a head above: Americans steamroll to victory and clinch a World Cup berth". The Seattle Times. p. D1.
- Cross, Charles R. (July 20, 2013). "McCartney concert: a moment in history". The Seattle Times.
- "Pearl Jam Announce First Seattle Shows in Five Years". Spin. January 22, 2018. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
- "Pearl Jam Announce Seattle Stadium 'Home Shows' to Fight Homelessness". Rolling Stone. January 22, 2018. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
- "Microsoft Holds Annual Employee Meeting At Safeco". Archived from the original on October 11, 2010.
- President Nelson shares 5 lessons 'life has taught me' with 49,000 in Safeco Field
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to T-Mobile Park.|
- Stadium site on mariners.com
- Video of Safeco Field – shows the roof open and close in time lapse
- Safeco Field Seating Chart
- ESPN Review
|Events and tenants|
| Home of the
1999 – present
| Host of the All-Star Game
| Host of WrestleMania
Madison Square Garden