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Safeco Field stadium, or often regarded as Safeco, is the home of the Seattle Mariners baseball club. With a retractable roof having a train line running under the roof when it is open, the stadium can hold up to 47,116 for baseball.
Ultimately, on March 8, 1997, the construction for the stadium began with a landmark ceremony featuring Mariners star Ken Griffey, Jr. The naming rights to the stadium were sold to the Seattle-based insurance company Safeco. Construction sustained until July 1999. The first game was played on July 15, 1999 against the San Diego Padres. The Padres won 3-2.When Ken Griffey, Jr., returned to Safeco in 2007 with the Cincinnati Reds, he came to a hero's salutation, receiving gifts from the Mariners association, and fellow former players Jay Buhner and Edgar Martinez. They disclosed a new poster that affirmed Safeco Field "The House That Griffey Built". The series was also worth mentioning for the commencement of the Rally Fries tradition at Mariners games.
Safeco Field has an exceptional retractable roof that only acts as an "umbrella" for the stands and field instead of figuring a complete climate-controlled enclosure, similar to the retractable roofs at Rogers Centre, Miller Park, Chase Field, and Minute Maid Park. Seattle's relatively mild climate means the park hardly ever needs to be heated or cooled, but the high precipitation requirement for a roof.
The only other covered baseball stadium in the world with enduring openings is the Seibu Dome in Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan, home of the Seibu Lions. It has a fixed roof and openings that widen along the left field and right field curves of the park, with the only sizeable outfield obstacle at immediate center field. They are the only identified roofed or domed stadiums where it is possible for a home run to leave the ballpark when it is covered.
It is among a small number of Major League ballparks to feature a manually operated scoreboard, predominantly among new ballparks.The stadium connects a working railroad yard which can be noticed from the balcony at the rear of the center field seats. Trains traveling through the yard when their horns sound could be heard in the stadium and not to mention, even during broadcasting and televising. Previous to the 2001 All-Star game Major League Baseball, it was requested that trains traveling through the yard during the game not sound their horns; the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway refused, quoting safety reasons and Federal regulations.