Baseball match at Safeco Field stadium

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Baseball match at Safeco Field stadium ( 640x480 )
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Every country has its own sport tradition. Seattle is the seat of Safeco Field, the home of the Seattle Mariners baseball club. Safeco Field can boast with its reputation of a superb setting for baseball and a fantastic place for baseball fans.
Safeco Field is named after the Seattle-based insurance and investments company Safeco, which owns the naming rights of the stadium.

The construction of Safeco Field started on March 8 in 1997 with a groundbreaking ceremony featuring Mariners star Ken Griffey, Jr.. It took two years and Safeco Field was opened by the Inaugural Game on July 15 in 1999. This game was played against the baseball club San Diego Padres.

Safeco Field means a combination of three main parts, the roof, the scoreboard system and the playing field, which make it unique.
The roof was built with an intension to cover but not enclose the ballpark, because of a need to keep an open-air environment. The roof covers almost 9 acres, weights 22 million pounds and comprises so much steel, that is sufficient to build a skyscraper 55 stories tall.
The scoreboard system contains 11 electronic displays and an old-fashioned hand-operated scoreboard in the left. The scoreboard system consists of the main scoreboard, which stands in the center field and shows a technology video screen and matrix board for graphics and animation. The out-of-town scoreboard in left field displays the progress of a game. The other boards help follow the action and offer information about pitch speed and type.
The playing field surface is quite common It has specially devised drainage system made of layers of drainage pipe, pea gravel, sand and grass. The optimal playing surface of the playing field is provided by Kentucky bluegrass and ryegrass and the Northwest climate.
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