Dodgers report record ticket sales for LGBTQ+ Pride Night
The entire Los Angeles Dodgers team wore custom Pride caps for the first time at Friday evening’s ninth annual LGBTQ+ Pride Night at Dodger Stadium.
The Dodgers and San Francisco Giants will both wear Pride caps when they meet June 11 in San Francisco as the Giants conduct their Pride Day.
More than 15,000 tickets have been sold as part of the Pride Night ticket package, the most in professional sports history, according to the Dodgers. The package included a commemorative LGBTQ+ Dodger game jersey.
Specialty Pride drinks were served in the Left Field and Right Field Pavilion bars. Bud Light Pride bottles were sold at select concession locations, and there were giveaways from Anheuser Busch, Jim Beam and Hornitos Tequila in the Centerfield Plaza.
The logos of all signage on the outfield wall reflected the colors of Pride.
A Varsity Gay League kickball game was held in center field.
The ceremonial first pitch was thrown by members of the family of the late Dodger outfielder Glenn Burke, the first major leaguer to come out as gay.
Chloe Corcoran, an activist and advocate for the transgender community, was recognized in a ceremony before the game against the New York Mets. Corcoran has been publicly sharing her transition experience in an attempt to help inform and empower others.
Billy Bean; Dale Scott; retired transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox; YouTuber, socialite, actress and model Gigi Goregous; model, socialite, designer, artist and LGBTQ rights activist Nats Getty and social media star-turned-TV personality Jojo Siwa were honored in pregame ceremonies.
Bean was an outfielder for three major league teams from 1987-89 and 1993-95, including a 51-game stint with the Dodgers in 1989. He was the second major leaguer to come out as gay. Scott announced he was gay in 2014, becoming the first openly gay umpire in MLB.
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation will donate its share of the proceeds from the 50/50 raffle to the Los Angeles LGBT Center.