The Seattle Public Facilities District leases Safeco Field to the Seattle Mariners which manage operations and maintenance for all events in the facility.


Safeco Field, which opened July 15, 1999, was built and is owned by the Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District (PFD).

The PFD was created in 1995 by the Washington State Legislature and the King County Council.  A municipal corporation, the PFD is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors.  Four directors are appointed by the King County Executive, subject to confirmation by the King County Council, while the remaining three directors are appointed by the Governor based on one recommendation each from the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader of the Senate. 

The mission of the PFD is:

          "To maintain and enhance our iconic baseball park in order to promote the success of Major League      
             Baseball in the State of Washington, enhance fan enjoyment and contribute to an economically              
             successful, safe, desirable, innovative and walkable stadium neighborhood. "

In addition to what happens inside the ballpark, the PFD works both to protect and to leverage the value of this publicly-owned asset on transportation, zoning and development issues in neighborhoods adjacent to the ballpark. 

Follow the links on this site to learn more about the construction and operation of Safeco Field, the benefits it returns to the public and the ways the PFD stays engaged in neighborhood issues.



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Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District