Diamond Dawgs To Play At Safeco Twice In 2009

Feb. 23, 2009

SEATTLE - For the third straight year, the Washington baseball team will play at Safeco Field this season. However, this year, the Huskies will play a pair of games at the home of the Seattle Mariners: April 3 vs. Arizona State and May 8 vs. Oregon State.

The last two years, the Huskies have played host to Oregon State and Arizona at Safeco. In 2007, the Dawgs beat the defending national champion Beavers, 6-2, in front of 10,421 fans, a Pac-10 record for a conference game. OSU went on to win a second straight College World Series that year. Last season, the Dawgs beat Arizona, 1-0, on a two-hit, 15-strikeout performance from starting pitcher Nick Haughian. That game was played before a crowd of 5,187.

'We're extremely happy to have two more games on tap at Safeco Field this year,' 17th-year Husky head coach Ken Knutson said. 'The Mariners organization has been very hospitable the last two years and everyone involved has had a great time. It's really a terrific experience for our team and our fans.'

'Safeco Field is the perfect place to watch a baseball game, and we are happy to again welcome Huskies players and fans for what promises to be some great Pac-10 matchups,' said Chuck Armstrong, Seattle Mariners President and COO.

First pitch for both games is set for 6:30 p.m. KKNW AM-1150 will carry the radio broadcast of each game.

Tickets are currently on sale at the Husky Ticket Office, online at gohuskies.com, or by phone at (206) 543-2200. Tickets will also be available at the Safeco Field Box Office starting March 14. The Husky Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (phones 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and the Safeco Field Box Office from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. seven days a week.

All seating is general admission and tickets are $8 apiece. Group tickets are also available at $5 each (groups of 15-plus tickets) and are only available in advance through the Husky Ticket Office. Call the Husky Ticket Office at (206) 543-2200 for more information.

Additionally, UW students will be admitted free. Students must show their student ID at the Mariners Box Office on the day of the game to receive a free ticket.

Parking in the Safeco Field garage, located off of Edgar Martinez Way on the south side of the stadium, will be available for only $5 as long as space is available. The stadium gates at the Home Plate Gate to Safeco Field will open at 5:00 p.m., 90 minutes before game time.

As with all Husky weekend home games, kids 12 and under will have the opportunity to take a lap around the bases following the game.

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