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So I'm taking the gf and the young' un to Safeco for the Mothers Day tilt vs the Yankees, and the question is simple. Where should I sit?

I don't really want to spend more than $20 a seat, so I'm leaning towards the 300 level ($18 each).

So come on, PNWers, what's the best view at this price ceiling? I'm open to suggestions.

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So I'm taking the gf and the young' un to Safeco for the Mothers Day tilt vs the Yankees, and the question is simple. Where should I sit?

I don't really want to spend more than $20 a seat, so I'm leaning towards the 300 level ($18 each).

So come on, PNWers, what's the best view at this price ceiling? I'm open to suggestions.

I'd spend the extra $7 and sit in the View Box level, if you want 300 level seats. It's the first few rows of the upper deck and offers a little better view. For city views sit 3rd base side. 1st base views out of the stadium are blocked by the roof. The game action is pretty much the same. For the same price, though, the right field bleachers are good seats.

I believe mrchippert3 said he worked at Safeco. He could probably give you the best answer.

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My advice is the 300 level, close to the bottom of that level, along one of the basepaths. It's the best value for your money.

Another suggestion is to get the cheapest seat in the house and "tour" the stadium, by walking around and soaking it in, maybe sneaking a seat here and there when you've pegged it out for an inning and clearly nobody is sitting there. Although playing "hermit" in a Yankee game is hard...

Safeco is awash in Yankee fans these days. Most are bandwagon fans who climbed aboard in 1995. Some are Seattle residents who came from in and around New York.

Seattle is one of those towns, where most of the residents are transplants from somewhere else and hold true to their origin rather than adopt the Seattle team. It's sad at some level. I try to support the Mariners, and even when I go see them play Toronto, I don't deck myself in Toronto gear, and scream, yell and mock the Mariner fans. I have some respect for the fanbase that actually keeps the major leagues alive in my new home town.

Have fun, its a great, great stadium. It was a complete rip-off in the budget department, and they totally ripped off pubic money to build it, but now that it is here, I have to say, its a real beauty.

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You can get cheap seats under the score board as well. Here is a hint for food, head to the same area. There is a kids playground to the south of that playground area, tucked away around the corner from the rest of the food stands is a discount food stand. Sizes are half, but the prices are more then half. You feed the kids for a budget.

And as for the citizens getting ripped on the stadium, hard to say that when the stadium falls in everyones top 5 stadiums to visit and take in a game. Just glad it is in my town.

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My advice is the 300 level, close to the bottom of that level, along one of the basepaths. It's the best value for your money.

Another suggestion is to get the cheapest seat in the house and "tour" the stadium, by walking around and soaking it in, maybe sneaking a seat here and there when you've pegged it out for an inning and clearly nobody is sitting there. Although playing "hermit" in a Yankee game is hard...

Safeco is awash in Yankee fans these days. Most are bandwagon fans who climbed aboard in 1995. Some are Seattle residents who came from in and around New York.

Seattle is one of those towns, where most of the residents are transplants from somewhere else and hold true to their origin rather than adopt the Seattle team. It's sad at some level. I try to support the Mariners, and even when I go see them play Toronto, I don't deck myself in Toronto gear, and scream, yell and mock the Mariner fans. I have some respect for the fanbase that actually keeps the major leagues alive in my new home town.

Have fun, its a great, great stadium. It was a complete rip-off in the budget department, and they totally ripped off pubic money to build it, but now that it is here, I have to say, its a real beauty.

safeco is beautiful. sit anywhere. it dont matter. so pretty. especially at sunset.

but this dude is right about the fan base.

seems everyone i ever see from around my town absolutely hates ALL the local teams (supes, m's, seahawks). god. it really is the military influence in everett, bremerton, bangor, tacoma, etc.

but i hate that.

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My advice is the 300 level, close to the bottom of that level, along one of the basepaths. It's the best value for your money.

Another suggestion is to get the cheapest seat in the house and "tour" the stadium, by walking around and soaking it in, maybe sneaking a seat here and there when you've pegged it out for an inning and clearly nobody is sitting there. Although playing "hermit" in a Yankee game is hard...

Safeco is awash in Yankee fans these days. Most are bandwagon fans who climbed aboard in 1995. Some are Seattle residents who came from in and around New York.

Seattle is one of those towns, where most of the residents are transplants from somewhere else and hold true to their origin rather than adopt the Seattle team. It's sad at some level. I try to support the Mariners, and even when I go see them play Toronto, I don't deck myself in Toronto gear, and scream, yell and mock the Mariner fans. I have some respect for the fanbase that actually keeps the major leagues alive in my new home town.

Have fun, its a great, great stadium. It was a complete rip-off in the budget department, and they totally ripped off pubic money to build it, but now that it is here, I have to say, its a real beauty.

safeco is beautiful. sit anywhere. it dont matter. so pretty. especially at sunset.

but this dude is right about the fan base.

seems everyone i ever see from around my town absolutely hates ALL the local teams (supes, m's, seahawks). god. it really is the military influence in everett, bremerton, bangor, tacoma, etc.

but i hate that.

Sunsets are nice, unless they're in your eyes. I've been to many games where the sun sets over the third base side (I think most fields are positioned that way). It makes it very difficult to watch the game.

Better to have it at your back than in your face. You can always turn around if you want to see it.

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I moved to Seattle from Louisville. My girlfriend and I have taken in games at Cincinnati and Seattle, and I actually think the fans were better at the M's game. The M's game was in late mid-September with the team in the tank, but for a mid-afternoon, weekday game, there was a surprisingly large amount of people there. Compare that to the Reds. When I saw them, they were in first place in their division (mid-06), and playing an interleague game against the White Sox. I know the Sox had just come off a World Series win, but their fans were MUCH louder than the Reds fans. I was embarrassed for the locals, but perhaps I'm comparing apples and oranges.

Safeco Field is great, but a little on the pricey side. I guess I was spoiled in Cincinnati -- we could get great seats for $5 and move around anywhere on the upper deck. At Safeco, bleacher seats were $7, but I'm also extremely cheap.

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So I'm taking the gf and the young' un to Safeco for the Mothers Day tilt vs the Yankees, and the question is simple. Where should I sit?

I don't really want to spend more than $20 a seat, so I'm leaning towards the 300 level ($18 each).

So come on, PNWers, what's the best view at this price ceiling? I'm open to suggestions.

I'd spend the extra $7 and sit in the View Box level, if you want 300 level seats. It's the first few rows of the upper deck and offers a little better view. For city views sit 3rd base side. 1st base views out of the stadium are blocked by the roof. The game action is pretty much the same. For the same price, though, the right field bleachers are good seats.

I believe mrchippert3 said he worked at Safeco. He could probably give you the best answer.

That's true. And I think that OMMF has the best solution.. If you sit more on the first baseline (in the View Box, which are $25 last time i checked) you will still have a great view of the game plus an awesome view of downtown Seattle. Safeco is a great place to walk around.. explore different views of the field.. there is a cool little bar in left field with an awesome view.. there are a lot of things to see and explore during the park, so if your set on sitting and watching the whole game, i'd suggest getting there early (gates open 2 hours before game time) and walk around.. there are alot of things for young ones to do there as well.. Plus we are probably giving away a sweet promotion that day, like a MOM #1 t-shirt... size XXL of course.. <_<

i hope you got all of that!

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This is all great advice, thanks gang.

I've always leaned towards the 1st base side, my usual seats at CanWest in Winnipeg were there, and the only other MLB game (Twins & Royals, if you can call it MLB) was in that area as well.

Of course, I was spoiled once in Duluth at a Dukes game, when we got to the Wade about an hour before game time, and got seats in the second row behind home plate for $6 each, but hey, that's the minors for you.

I will heed all advice, and then, naturally, get whatever is left. Tickets seemed to be going pretty fast on Saturday morning.

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This is all great advice, thanks gang.

I've always leaned towards the 1st base side, my usual seats at CanWest in Winnipeg were there, and the only other MLB game (Twins & Royals, if you can call it MLB) was in that area as well.

Of course, I was spoiled once in Duluth at a Dukes game, when we got to the Wade about an hour before game time, and got seats in the second row behind home plate for $6 each, but hey, that's the minors for you.

I will heed all advice, and then, naturally, get whatever is left. Tickets seemed to be going pretty fast on Saturday morning.

May I suggest when you're there that you venture over to Dixie's and meet The Man. Pretty darn good bbq...and that hot sauce...holy crap!

Have fun, enjoy the Safe, and thank you for bringing The Lamicus to our little town. :D

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When I first went to Safeco Field for my first Seattle Mariners game in 2001, I had a great view from the upper deck in right field.

For my second Mariners game in 03, I had seats in the right field bleachers. The view was not as good, but I did not complain about it.

Safeco Field has great views from the upper deck. :D

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Spend the extra cash to sit on the lower level. $35 bucks or so will get you a good seat and you'll feel close to the field.

Also, get the garlic fries.

I want to gauge people's opinion on that. Is $35 too much for a baseball game? I'm coming at this having grown up with minor league baseball my entire life (the Rochester Red Wings and then, briefly, the Louisville Bats). I take it for granted that an evening at the ball park should cost $5 for tickets plus another $10 for drinks and food.

Of course, MLB is far and above Triple A, but should I really pay seven times as much at the gate when there are 80 other games in that season I could go to? There are $7 seats at Safeco for people like myself, but I'm at the age where I'm mostly just paying for myself. $35 per set for a family of four is, in my opinion, ludicrous. That's nearly $200 for the game after factoring in parking, drinks, and souvenirs.

Am I hopelessly out of touch? Cheap? Small-time? For what it's worth, I don't blush at paying $50 or more for a football ticket, but that's partly because there only eight home games a year -- it's much more of an event. But baseball? In an 81-game season? That just seems like far too much for one game.

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Spend the extra cash to sit on the lower level. $35 bucks or so will get you a good seat and you'll feel close to the field.

Also, get the garlic fries.

I want to gauge people's opinion on that. Is $35 too much for a baseball game? I'm coming at this having grown up with minor league baseball my entire life (the Rochester Red Wings and then, briefly, the Louisville Bats). I take it for granted that an evening at the ball park should cost $5 for tickets plus another $10 for drinks and food.

Of course, MLB is far and above Triple A, but should I really pay seven times as much at the gate when there are 80 other games in that season I could go to? There are $7 seats at Safeco for people like myself, but I'm at the age where I'm mostly just paying for myself. $35 per set for a family of four is, in my opinion, ludicrous. That's nearly $200 for the game after factoring in parking, drinks, and souvenirs.

Am I hopelessly out of touch? Cheap? Small-time? For what it's worth, I don't blush at paying $50 or more for a football ticket, but that's partly because there only eight home games a year -- it's much more of an event. But baseball? In an 81-game season? That just seems like far too much for one game.

I base it on the game, pretty much. If the Red Sox or Padres are in town, I spend the money because those are the teams I want to see. If the Rangers or Tigers or Blue Jays, et al., are here, I usually get the cheap seats. I still get to enjoy the game but I make my financial investment match my emotional one.

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I have no emotional investment in either team, really, so I'm just going for the sake of taking the GF and the young 'un to the ballpark for Mother's Day. To me, $35 is way to much for a baseball game, but I'm used to paying $7 Cdn to go see the Goldeyes play (roughly AA-level indy ball).

I don't mind paying the $18, balk a bit at $25 (add in the $4 ticketmaster fee as well, of course), but to me, $35 is steep.

Regardless, garlic fries are on the agenda.

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You could always buy the centerfirld bleacher seats for seven dollars (which is a pretty good view) and then just move around. I didn't find the ushers too strict ther as far as checking to make sure everyone is in their assigned section and seat. You could definitely relocate to the upper deck between the baselines and save a few bucks...

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