Whether you believe they need them or not, Safeco Field will be getting a heap of improvements in the years to come, as the city of Seattle has approved $135 million of public funds to help repair some of the wear and tear on the stadium.
The funding just narrowly passed, as on Monday, Washington's King City Council voted in favor of the measure 5-4.
"We will do a lot of good with this money, we will still support tourism," council member Claudia Balducci said, following the proposal's passing. "I just don't want people in the public to take away that we're taking away money that is supporting jobs, that is supporting people. It's about future investment."
The Mariners originally wanted $180 million for the renovations, but lowered their asking price after many public advocates argued against it, asserting that the funding would be better used to build more affordable housing for the city.
The funds will first be available for use in 2021 and will last for 23 years.