Safeco Field, Seattle, WA
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
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.
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.”
Home, sweet home!