Jul 25 2009
It is hard to believe that it has been 10 years since the Mariners moved from the Kingdome to Safeco Field. It was on July 15, 1999 when the Mariners took the field against the San Diego Padres for the inaugural game. My family attended that game. To commemorate this momentous occasion of a ten year anniversary, I presented a Proclamation to the Mariner organization declaring it Safeco Field Day before the beginning of the game on Friday, July 24th against the Cleveland Indians. The full text of the Proclamation appears below. I believe it is important to celebrate milestones that help to define the culture and rhythm of our city.