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T-Mobile Park
“The House That Griffey Built”
Safeco Field
T-Mobile Park in April 2007, then known as Safeco Field
Former names Safeco Field (1999–2018)
Address 1250 First Avenue South
Location Seattle, Washington
Coordinates 47°35′28″N 122°19′59″W / 47.591°N 122.333°W / 47.591; -122.333Coordinates: 47°35′28″N 122°19′59″W / 47.591°N 122.333°W / 47.591; -122.333
Public transit Link light rail Stadium Station
Amtrak Sounder commuter rail King Street Station
Owner Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District
Operator Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District
Capacity Baseball: 47,929
Football: 30,144
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
Construction
Broke ground March 8, 1997 (1997-03-08)
Opened July 15, 1999 (1999-07-15)
Construction cost $517 million
($662 million in 2016 dollars )
Architect NBBJ
360 Architecture
Project manager The Vosk Group LLP
Structural engineer Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Services engineer Flack + Kurtz Inc.
General contractor Hunt-Kiewit
Main contractors The Erection Company Inc.
Tenants
Seattle Mariners (MLB) (1999–present)
Seattle Bowl (NCAA) (2001)

T-Mobile Park is a baseball park in Seattle, Washington. It is the home field of the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball. It opened in 1999, and it replaced the Mariners' old stadium, the Kingdome.

The stadium opened as Safeco Field, with the locally based Safeco Insurance signing a 20-year contract to place its name on the stadium. With the contract ending after the 2018 season, Safeco chose not to renew it. The team then signed a new 25-year naming rights contract with wireless carrier T-Mobile US, the main American arm of German telecom giant Deutsche Telekom. The new name took effect on January 1, 2019.

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