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

About the PFD

King County, in an agreement with the Washington State Legislature, created the PFD to site, build, and oversee the operations of a new Major League Baseball Stadium that became Safeco Field. The PFD oversees stewardship of the ballpark and represents the citizens' interests in changes affecting the ballpark and its surrounding neighborhood. Under a lease with the PFD, the Mariners' organization is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations for all events, providing maintenance and making capital improvements. The PFD regularly commissions expert studies (audits, engineering, maintenance, etc.) to ensure the ballpark is operated and maintained in a first class manner.

The PFD Board of Directors consists of seven members. The King County Executive appoints four members who are confirmed by the Metropolitan King County Council. The Governor appoints three members. Of those appointed by the Governor, one is nominated by the Speaker of the House and one is nominated by the Senate Majority Leader. Board members serve as volunteers for four-year terms.

Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District