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SAFECO AT HOME: MARINERS AGREE TO 20-YEAR NAMING RIGHTS DEAL

          WA-based Safeco Corporation and the Mariners announced
     an agreement to name the team's new ballpark Safeco Field. 
     Mariners President Chuck Armstrong, who said the team spoke
     to over two dozen companies, said the naming rights deal
     calls for $1.8M per year for 20 years, adjusted annually for
     inflation -- about $40M over the full commitment.  The deal
     is subject to approval by the Public Facilities District. 
     The 45,600-seat retractable roof stadium is scheduled to
     open in July '99 (Mariners).  As part of the deal, Safeco
     will get to put its signs at all the major entrances to the
     ballpark, as well as two "prominent locations" inside the
     building.  Safeco is "also expected to participate" in other
     promotions (David Schaefer, SEATTLE TIMES, 6/4).

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