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

Our Neighborhood


Sitting side by side, Safeco Field and CenturyLink Field and Event Center anchor the south end of downtown Seattle. On upwards of 500 event days each year, at least one of these facilities pulses with excitement as our local teams compete on the field or trade shows and community events enliven the area .  How can we leverage this activity to enhance the economic vitality and residential livability of adjacent neighborhoods?

This was a question that brought together the boards of directors which govern the publicly-owned Safeco and CenturyLink Fields (the Public Facilities District and the Public Stadium Authority respectively).  Together we undertook a planning process to develop a 10-year vision for a successful Stadium District - one that is economically vibrant, safe, innovative, and irresistibly fun to live in and visit.

The result was the Stadium District Concept Plan, which we released jointly in December 2012.  Take a moment to read our recommendations and review the creative representations of the plan, which you can download here. We welcome your thoughts! Email us your ideas at .

Proposed NBA/NHL Arena

The proposed NBA/NHL arena would be sited immediately south of the Safeco Field parking garage.  As the public's steward of the investment in Safeco Field, the PFD is monitoring the proposal very carefully to make sure we understand what the impacts would be on events at the ballpark.  We have communicated concerns about parking and traffic, especially during overlapping events, to local government officials.

Seattle Waterfront Streetcar Reactivation Study

The PFD, together with the Washington State Stadium Authority, the Seattle Mariners, the Seattle Sounders and the Seattle Seahawks commissioned a study to assess what would we need to reactivate historic the waterfront streetcars.  Service on the waterfront line was suspended in 2005 and the historic streetcars are in storage.  The Seattle Waterfront Streetcar Reactivation Study identifies several potential scenarios for reactivating the lines and providing transportation between various points and the stadium and ballpark.

The PFD actively participates in ongoing discussions that impact the neighborhoods around the ballpark including Waterfront planning and the Industrial Lands study. The PFD also works closely with the neighborhood associations surrounding the ballpark — Pioneer Square, SODO and Chinatown-International District.

Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District