On Tuesday morning, the Mariners and Safeco Insurance announced the naming rights of Seattle's baseball stadium will not extend beyond the 2018 season.
In 1998, the two parties reached the 20-year naming rights agreement. The park opened in July of 1999 as Safeco Field.
“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. We appreciate everything Safeco has done over the years to support our organization and look forward to continuing the relationship in the future,” said Kevin Mather, Seattle Mariners President & COO, in a press release.
Mariners have started the preliminary process of finding potential naming rights partners, leaving many to wonder, what will the stadium be called? People are weighing in.
AmazonFresh Park https://t.co/b9Pb6MqFsk
— jseattle (@jseattle) June 13, 2017
you mean Starbucks Grounds
— Nick Scott (@NScottMT) June 13, 2017
— Michael Walton (@mikewalton83) June 13, 2017
I started a GoFundMe to make sure Safeco Field's new name is the best in sports: "Dog Park (Dogs Are Good)" https://t.co/GM46OEZe5j
— Spike Friedman (@SpikeFriedman) June 13, 2017
What about the Socialist Alternative Memorial Stadium? ;)— Zach Lubarsky (@zachlubarsky) June 13, 2017
Even model Chrissy Teigen gave her two cents:
TEIGEN FIELDS IT IS
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) June 13, 2017