The House that Junior built opened its doors in July of 1999, a rare midseason debut. The Mariners 1995 playoff run saved the team from moving to warmer climes. Safeco’s retractable roof acts as an umbrella leaving the north and west sides of the park open. This allows fans to hear the Portland-Seattle Railroad roll by during the game. Safeco also offers an extensive baseball-themed art collection throughout, the highlight of which is the glass chandelier made of one thousand bats that welcomes fans entering through the home plate gate.