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In an ongoing effort to secure millions of dollars in public funding for improvements to Safeco Field, representatives for the Seattle Mariners have said their next 25 years in the stadium are contingent on that money. The executive director of the board that oversees Safeco has acknowledged as much, too.
But a new letter from the chair of that board attempts to back away from that narrative.
In a letter to county council members Wednesday, Virginia Anderson, board chair of the Washington State Major League Baseball Public Facilities District (PFD), wrote: “The ‘precondition’ that some portion of available lodging taxes be allocated toward ballpark capital needs before a lease is executed is a condition stated by the Club, not the PFD, and is not included in the Term Sheet signed by both parties.”Continue reading »