The Major League Experience at Safeco Field
Tomorrow night, the red-hot University of Washington Husky baseball team faces the nationally-ranked UCLA Bruins at Safeco Field to kick off a key Pac-12 series. The game is
This marks the sixth consecutive season that the Huskies will play a game at Safeco Field, including a pair of games in 2009. UCLA will be the fifth Pac-12 school to play the Huskies at Safeco Field: Oregon State (2007, 2009, 2011), Arizona (2008), Arizona State (2009), Stanford (2010).
Each year Safeco Field of course hosts 81 Mariners games, and the occasional bonus games like the three games vs. the Marlins last season. The cathedral of the Northwest Baseball Community does much more than just host Major League Baseball games.
In addition to the yearly college baseball games, Safeco has hosted numerous high school games, including the WIAA 3A & 4A State Championships in five consecutive years from 2006-2010. And for the past five years, Safeco Field has hosted an annual High School Baseball Classic in April. All told, roughly 41 different high schools in the state have had the opportunity to play on a Major League field.
Safeco Field has hosted several other baseball events, including the annual Mariners Cup and Scouting Day, Puget Sound Senior Baseball League has played games at Safeco Field, the 2010 Pacific Coast League playoffs and the perennial national power UW Husky Softball team even played an exhibition game in 2011.