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 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.

Virginia Anderson

Virginia Anderson


Virginia Anderson served as President of the Safeco Foundation and Senior Vice-President of Safeco Community Relations in 2007/2008.  Prior to that, Virginia was Director of Seattle Center for 18 years where she led the redevelopment of the former World's Fair site. In the 1980's, Virginia culminated her work with Cornerstone Development Company as Senior Vice-President for Development, Property Management and Marketing for their development efforts in Tacoma, Seattle and Portland.  Virginia also serves as Chair of the Board of Cornish College of the Arts and is on the board of StanCorp Financial Group and Standard Insurance Company.



Stacy Graven

Stacy Graven


Stacy Graven has been involved in the development, opening and operations of two of the Seattle region's largest convention centers.  In 1990 Stacy began work at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue Washington as the Direct of Sales and Marketing.  Ms. Graven was appointed to the position of Executive Director in 1994 where she continues to serve today. Prior to that she worked at the Washington State Convention Center from 1983-1990.  Ms. Graven serves on a number of community organizations and boards including Bellevue Rotary, Bellevue Downtown Association, KidsQuest Children's Museum and currently President of the Board of Trustees for Eastside Preparatory School.  She is also a member of the International Association of Venue Managers.

Jesus Sanchez

Jesus Sanchez has served in Public Administration for a majority of his career most recently under Governor Inslee as Director Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance. Jesus has served in many government high level posts beginning as Assistant Director for the State Department of Motor Vehicles and then as Director of the Department of Executive administration under Tim Hill. Jesus also served as Director of the Kingdome and he served as Project Manager for development and construction for the City of Shoreline's first City Hall completing the project $600,000 under budget. Jesus has served on many boards and commissions and is currently the Co-Chair of the SEAMAR Charity Golf Tournament.

Charles Royer


Charles Royer was Mayor of Seattle from 1978 through 1989 following a career in newspaper and television journalism. After leaving office, Mr. Royer served as Director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University and as Lecturer at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is a Pioneer Square Resident, Founding co-chair of Seattle Waterfront Committee, Vice Chair of Friends of Waterfront Seattle, and former Chair of Public Facilities District Board.

Dale R. Sperling


Dale R. Sperling has been active in the Pacific Northwest's real estate community for more than 30 years. Prior to founding OneBuild, he served as president and CEO of UNICO Properties LLC, overseeing nearly 10 million square feet of office, retail and residential space. Dale is a member of the Urban Land Institute and has served on the boards of Pacific Real Estate Institute, the Downtown Seattle Association, the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce and the Woodland Park Zoo. He currently serves on the Boards of Islandwood and the Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation.


Craig Kinzer


Craig Kinzer is the founder of Kinzer Partners, a full-service real estate firm. He is a licensed attorney, CPA & real estate broker. Craig is a member of the Community Development Round table and sits on the Advisory Board of UW Foster School of Business Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, the University of Washington's Law Foundation Board and Seattle University's Center for Science and Innovation task force. Craig is a past director of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce and former member of Seattle Children's Foundation Board

Paul Mar

Paul Mar is the Director of Real Estate Development for the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority. He has been active in the economic revitalization of this community for over 40 years. He is a board member of the Wing Luke Asian Museum and played an instrumental role in the development of their current home. He has previously served on the board of directors for the South Downtown Foundation and the Greater Edmonds Chamber of Commerce.

Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District