Thursday, June 16, 2022

Mets To Celebrate Pride Night Friday


The Coca-Cola sign illuminated in the colors of the Pride Rainbow flag. Photo by Jason Schott.

The Mets will host their sixth Pride Night at Citi Field tomorrow night, Friday, June 17 when the Amazin's take on the Miami Marlins, with first pitch at 7:10 p.m., and gates open at 5:10. It will be a celebration of the many New Yorkers and Mets fans from around the world who comprise the LGBTQ+ community. 

Tickets in the Bog Apple Reserved section are being sold for Pride Night. These tickets are $40 with $5 from each ticket sold going to the LGBT Network. All tickets for Pride Night will have a rainbow background once activated in the Ballpark app. The Mets have partnered with the LGBT Network - a non-profit that funds community centers and programming with resources for the LGBTQ+ Community throughout Long Island and Queens - to being New Yorkers Pride Night at Citi Field since 2016. Tickets can be purchased at 

The first 25,000 fans in attendance will receive an exclusive Mets Pride fanny pack. 

Before the game, MLB umpire Dale Scott will be signing copies of his new memoir, "The Umpire Is Out: Calling the Game and Living My True Self," in the Jackie Robinson Rotunda.

The Coca-Cola sign above right field will be illuminated in the colors of the Pride Rainbow flag, as it has been all week (seen above). The night's in-game programming will focus on celebrating the LGBTQ+ community.

A special pregame ceremony will take place during the National Anthem, as members of the LGBT Network will participate in an on-field Pride flag presentation. 

The National Anthem will be performed by Krystofer Maison, a queer, non-binary singer and recording artist based in New York City. During the seventh inning stretch, drag queen Jan Sport will perform "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."

The first pitch will have Sam Culwell throwing to Bryan Ruby. Culwell is a former high school baseball player who came out in 2019 and currently attends SUNY Cortland. Ruby is an independent league pro baseball player who came out during the 2021 season. They are the co-founders of Proud To Be In Baseball, a player support group to help the next generation of LGBTQ+ people feel included in the game of baseball.

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