MGM Resorts named as Title Sponsor for MLB Japan series

Major League Baseball’s season opening series in Japan will showcase MGM Resorts as its new Title Sponsor.

The league, partnering with the MLB Players Union and MGM Resorts, will  play the ‘MLB Opening Series’ at the Tokyo Dome.

The matchup will feature the Oakland A’s facing off with the Seattle Mariners. The teams will play four games over five days from March 17 to 21, with two games serving as the final exhibition matchups of the spring and the then the first two regular season games of the 2019 MLB season.

“In just a few months as partners, MGM Resorts has really embraced this relationship and expanded their presence in the league,” said Noah Garden, MLB’s executive vice-president, sales and business. “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.”

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MGM Resorts became MLB’s Official Gambling Partner in the US and Japan in November.