Diamond Dawgs Return To Safeco Field To Face Cardinal

March 8, 2010

SEATTLE - For the fourth straight year, the Washington baseball team will play at Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners, this season. The Huskies will take on Stanford on Saturday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. Earlier that same day, the Seattle Mariners will play host to the Texas Rangers in a 12:10 p.m. game.

The last three years, the Huskies have played host to Oregon State (in 2007 and 2009), Arizona (2008) and Arizona State (2009) at Safeco.

'We're grateful to the Mariners for having us back again in 2010,' said first-year Husky head coach Lindsay Meggs. 'Everyone on the team is really looking forward to the privilege of playing in a big league ballpark. It should be a lot of fun.'

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. In 2008, 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.

Last year, the Huskies played a pair of games at Safeco, playing single games vs. Oregon State and Arizona State. In all, nearly 24,000 fans have attended the four games.

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.

Fans who present a ticket stub from that day's Mariners game vs. the Rangers will be admitted for the discounted price of $5.

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.

Kids 12 and under will have the opportunity to take a lap around the bases following the game.

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