Rename Safeco to Niehaus Field
A new gesture shows how much the community loved legendary Mariners baseball announcer Dave Niehaus. A Facebook group that’s popped up in his honor is Rename Safeco to Niehaus Field. It has over 1,800 supporters in one day.
The Seattle Mariners are still planning a public memorial for Niehaus, who died of a heart attack at the age of 75.
They’ve decided to open the stadium Saturday for anyone who wants to come down, and at the same time 97.3 KIRO FM and 710 AM ESPN Seattle will rebroadcast the Mariners 1995 American League Divisional Series Game Five, one of the greatest games in team history. It will be a commercial-free “My Oh My â€“ A Tribute To Dave Niehaus” beginning at noon.