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MGM Resorts named sponsor of Tokyo’s MLB Opening Series

March 1, 2019

LAS VEGAS — Major League Baseball, Major League Baseball Players Association and MGM Resorts International announced that MGM Resorts will be the title sponsor of the 2019 MGM MLB Opening Series in Tokyo, Japan between the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners.

The AL West rivals open the 2019 Championship Season with a two-game set March 20-21 at the Tokyo Dome.

As a new league partner, the 2019 MGM MLB Opening Series will be MGM Resorts’ first major marketing activation around an MLB event.

MGM plans to activate at fan-facing events outside the ballpark, while also having its logo on a jersey patch on the Athletics’ right sleeve during the Opening Series.

“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,” said MGM Resorts Chairman and CEO Jim Murren. “We look forward to giving fans a unique experience to participate in baseball activities in and out of the Tokyo Dome.”