Safeco Field, the name of the home ballpark for your Seattle Mariners, will be getting a new name after the 2018 season, the team and Safeco Insurance announced on Tuesday morning.
The Seattle Times reported that the 20-year naming rights agreement between the two parties will not be renewed and the stadium will take on a new name.
“Safeco Insurance has been a great partner of the Mariners dating back to the earliest days of the franchise, including the ballpark naming rights for the last 20 years,” Mariners president Kevin Mather said in a statement, as reported by the Times. “We appreciate everything Safeco has done over the years to support our organization and look forward to continuing the relationship in the future.”
The Times said Safeco was relinquishing naming rights in order to spread its investment across more marketing partners.
The move certainly begs the question about who or what will step up to slap its name on the city’s jewel of a ballpark. With the rise of tech and the growth of the region, times have certainly changed since Safeco was more of a household name in these parts.
Maybe Amazon will get in the game and call the place Prime Park. Could a $99 membership get us in all season?! With access to that giant video screen in the outfield, it’s ripe for a “Field of Streams” reference.
We’ve been spitballing here for a few minutes and you should feel free to add your opinion in the comments below:
- Fred Hutchinson Field
- Day One Park
- Dick’s Diamond
- T-Mobile Thunderdome
- Rainier Field
- Niehaus Field aka The Haus
- Boeing Field 2