BALLPARK

Safeco Field, Seattle, WA

FINAL SCORE

Mariners 1, Royals 0

Home teams finished at 10-8 (1 rainout) in my games.

HOW I GOT THERE

I arrived in Seattle via the Cascades train. The ballpark is accessible via the Stadium Station on Link light rail

WHERE I SAT

Seat 5, Row 12, Section 121

WHAT I ATE

Ivar Dog, essentially fried fish with cole slaw in a hot dog bun and garlic fries, garnished with a couple slices of apple

Garlic Fries

Ivar Dog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEMORABLE GAME MOMENTS

This was definitely the quickest game of my trip at only two hours long. Paxton, whose bobblehead was being handed out on the day I visited, pitched a tight game and Diaz cleaned up nicely. This was also the lowest scoring game I’d had, and although the Mariners struggled to get some runs in it was exciting to see a win on my final game of the trip.

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THE BALLPARK

The design of the stadium does a really good job of blending in to the port town aesthetic of the surrounding area, with its industrial lamps and big motorized roof. This was also the only time I watched the stadium roof come off for a game, which was cool to see.

The roof rolls onto a track running outside the stadium walls and folds in on itself a bit to take up less space

WHAT NEEDS IMPROVEMENT

The walkway to the ballpark from the station is weirdly circuitous, and it would be nice to have a more direct walkway to get there, especially for a light rail station named “Stadium.”

UP NEXT

Home, sweet home!

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