Don't play for the Mariners? Try the next best thing: A tour of Safeco Field
Taking a tour of Safeco Field, home of the Mariners, and one of the neatest stadiums in Major League Baseball, is a pretty sweet thing to do for the baseball fan in your family.
Safeco field (sometimes referred to as "The Safe") was finished in 1999 and features real grass along with a retractable roof, which is a good thing with how much it rains. The stadium sits at the western end of I-90 and all in all is a great place to watch a Mariners game.
However, if you don't have the chance to see a game while you're visiting because it's the off-season, or the team is playing on the road, one thing you might want to consider is taking a tour of the outdoor stadium.
What's Included in the Tour of Safeco Field The cool thing about taking a tour is that you get to see parts of the stadium that aren't usually open to the general public. I mean, how many times have you been able to visit the press boxes, luxury suites, visitor's clubhouse, and even the dugouts on the field? You can take your camera and get some great pictures.
Of course, you might not be able to see some of these places, depending on if there are any events going on at the stadium at the time of your tour, but you'll definitely be able to see most of these places.
Safeco Field Tour Schedules The time of year affects when you can tour the stadium, so you'll want to keep that in mind when you plan your trip. During the season, tours aren't offered on day games (obviously), but you can still take tours on days when there are night games.
The tours last about an hour or so and you usually end up walking about a mile more or less, so make sure you have some good walking shoes. However, the tours are wheelchair-friendly. Make sure you get to the tour about twenty minutes before your scheduled tour time so you don't miss it!
It really is an awesome tour, and if you're a baseball fanatic, I think you'll love getting a close-up look at the home of the Mariners! It does cost money, but you can use the Go Seattle Card, which not only includes a tour of the stadium, but a ton of other attractions around Seattle as well. It's an incredible bargain.