The late, mostly unlamented Kingdome, long Seattle’s biggest eyesore, was once the home field for the city’s professional baseball and...
A no-holds-barred modern art space, the Lawrimore Project is a big, pliable warehouse-like gallery that consistently has some of the...
Roq La Rue
This gallery, recently relocated from Belltown, has secured its reputation by taking risks: the work on view here skates along the edge...
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Safeco Field information
The Mariners’ $517-million ballpark, Safeco Field, opened in July 1999. With its retractable roof, 47,000 seats and real grass, the stadium was funded in part by taxpayers and tourists; more than half the money came from taxes on food sold in King County restaurants and bars, and from taxes on rental cars. Money also came from profits on scratch-lottery tickets.
The Mariners coughed up most of the difference. The stadium’s unique design means it commands fantastic views of the surrounding mountains, downtown and Puget Sound. There’s no 2:30pm tour on game days and no tours if the game is before 6pm.