Earlier this spring, I spent some time visiting family in the Bay Area. While site seeing, I drove by six different arenas, stadiums, and/or fields for teams from the four major sports but didn’t stop by to see any of them. It wasn’t until it was too late that I realized the opportunity I unthinkingly passed up. So when my wife and I decided to make a trip to Seattle I made sure not to make the same mistake.
Getting into Seattle, we went straight to Safeco Field for a tour. It was just my wife, me, and another couple on the tour so we got special attention. It was an hour and a half of a really neat behind-the-scenes look of Safeco Field, and it was only nine bucks a pop so I strongly recommend you look into a tour of a stadium sometime. We went into the visitor’s clubhouse and locker room, on the field, into the dugout, the special restaurant and bar for the high rollers, press room, press box, and private suits.
The tour was great. I wish the Mariners would’ve been playing while we were in town. However, the next morning we ate breakfast next to players from Kansas City SC, the MLS team in Pike Place Market. The next best thing.
It’s now my goal to visit every arena and stadium from every team in the four major sports (we’ll see if my wife is on board with that). However, it would make it much easier if teams would stop relocating.