Safeco Field finally sells out...but it's not because of the Mariners

Safeco Field finally sells out...but it's not because of the Mariners
This May 18, 2013 file photo shows Paul McCartney performing during the first U.S. concert of his "Out There" tour, in Orlando, Fla.

The Mariners haven't had the easiest time getting fans into the seats at Safeco Field -- but one very famous Briton seems to be having no such problem. The venue has sold out its first night in years, thanks to its first public concert since it opened in 1999.

45,000 fans purchased every ticket to Sir Paul McCartney's much-anticipated tour stop tonight, which is the 71-year-old former Beatle's seventh in the Seattle/Tacoma area. The performance is part of McCartney's "Out There" tour.

McCartney has previously played the Tacoma Dome and KeyArena. He's also responsible for another historical music first -- his band Wings played the Kingdome's first concert, too, in 1976.

Safeco Field celebrated its 14th birthday earlier this week. 

McCartney is expected to play some of his solo work, as well as some Beatle's hits. Tickets for the sold-out show are on sale on Craigslist for up to $150 apiece.