Japanese Heritage Night at Citi Field
Date: August 25, 2023
Time: 6:00pm (pregame activities), 7:10pm (game)
Location: Citi Field, New York
Cost: $250 per seat
Registration: Click here
Please note this event is open to USJC Members and their guests only. Seats have limited availability, so purchase your ticket today!
Kodai Senga and the New York Mets host Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels in this celebration of Japanese heritage! The Japanese American Association of New York, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Japan Society, the U.S.-Japan Council, the Consul-General of Japan in New York, and the Japanese American National Museum are collectively hosting a suite at Citi Field.
Pitcher Kodai Senga, a five-time Japan Series champion with the SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball, signed a five-year, $75 million contract with the Mets last December and has been dazzling fans with his “ghost forkball.” On Japanese Heritage Night, we’re hoping for a matchup between Senga and Shohei Ohtani, the über-talented two-way star who won the American League MVP in 2021 and led Samurai Japan to the 2023 World Baseball Classic championship.
- Taiko drumming & Japanese folk dancing
- Dedicated video played on the big scoreboard
- Presentation of the Mets Spirit Awards to six members of the community
- The national anthem sung by a community choir
- Honorary first pitch thrown by an important member of the community
(*subject to change)
Tickets for the suite are $250 each. Includes a special Japanese Heritage Night baseball cap as well as food and drink. Details to follow closer to the date.
Digital tickets will be distributed in August via the MLB Ballpark app. You will be required to download this app to access and show your tickets to enter Citi Field. Further instructions will be given closer to the day of the game. Please contact Susan McCormac with any questions.