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



Since it opened, Safeco Field has consistently been ranked as one of the best ballparks in baseball by fans, players, websites and media outlets for experience, atmosphere and food.

  • In 2011, Safeco Field won the Venue Excellence Award for Stadiums by the International Association of Venue Managers.  The award recognizes venues that demonstrate excellence in the management and operation of public assembly venues. The winners were assessed on four criteria: service to the community, team building/professional development, safety and security, and operational excellence.
  • Also in 2011, Safeco Field received a Facility Achievement Award from the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security. The award recognized the ballpark's "outstanding achievement in security protocol.”  
  • Safeco Field was one of 150 structures in the U.S. selected by members of the American Institute of Architects as their favorite buildings in the U.S.

Additional accolades

  •, 2004 Players Choice, 2nd Most Favorite Place to Play
  •, 2004 Reader & Staff Survey, Top 10 Ballparks
  • Zagat Family Travel Guide, 2004 Top 5 Family Attractions
  • Sports Illustrated/, 2006 Annual Fan Survey Top 10 Ballparks
  • Men's Fitness, 2008 Top 10 Ballparks
  •, 2008 MLB Ballparks You Shouldn't Miss
  • Forbes Magazine, 2009 Top 10 Ballparks
  • New York Times, FiveThirtyEight Blog, Safeco Field, Top 10 MLB Baseballs (#8), May 2011

Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District