Flexing the muscles of the partnership signed last November with Major League Baseball, the MGM logo will be given prominent billing at the regular season opener between the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners at Tokyo Dome on March 20 and 21.
MGM Resorts Chairman and CEO Jim Murren commented, “We are very excited to partner with MLB and the MLBPA to deliver a one-of-a-kind fan experience that celebrates baseball in Japan.”
Noah Garden, MLB executive vice-president for commerce, added, “MGM Resorts will have a great opportunity to engage with and experience the extraordinary passion of baseball fans in Japan. We’re excited to have our new partners become such a significant part of our games in Tokyo.”
This will represent the fifth time that MLB has opened its season in Tokyo. The last Opening Series in Tokyo took place in 2012.
As part of the Opening Series, both MLB clubs will also compete against Japanese professional baseball teams in doubleheaders scheduled for March 17 and 18.