Mariner Fans: Unite!
What better way to celebrate the Seattle Mariner’s baseball team than to take a tour of the Safeco field?
So, that’s exactly what several Rebels by Bus did… a week before opening day.
The weather was perfect… brilliant blue sky and sunshine. The grounds crew was hard at work to prepare the field. All of the seating was being pressure washed. There were several lawn mowers (walk behind type, NOT tractor/ride-ons) hard at work.
We were charged a special $10 rate for this excellent tour. The tour started at 12:30. We had time after our arrival to the Team Store on 1st Avenue to browse the store and get a snack. We were advised to buy our Key Griffey Jr. (1st Mariner to get into the Hall of Fame, doncha know?) tee shirts now… they will sell out quickly!
The tour was excellent. Our guide was not only well versed in Mariner history, but also the intricate workings of the amazing Safeco field. We visited many sections of the field… from the Lookout landing to the press box to the exclusive Diamond Club. We also went inside the Visitor lock room. The final stop was the field itself…to the dugouts and right next to the grass. We were advised NOT to step, or even touch, the grass!
After the tour, which lasted close to two hours, we walked across 1st Avenue to the Pyramid Alehouse. We had a satisfying lunch, then trekked over to the Sounder train for our return trip home.
Another fun day… Go M’s!