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Belmont Park to host New York Baseball "Rivalry Days"

ELMONT, N.Y. – If you can’t make it to the “Battle of the (new) Ballparks” this weekend for the three-game, all New York baseball series, join The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) at beautiful Belmont Park to catch all the local baseball and live racing action.

In honor of New York’s cross-town rivals, NYRA will host “rivalry days” Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14, with free admission for fans wearing apparel bearing the logo of their favorite New York Major League baseball team.

On Saturday, June 13, the first pitch is at 4:10 p.m. and the game will be shownon select television on the second floor of the grandstand Belmont Sports Café and by the Clubhouse/Grandstand pass through; the third floor of the Clubhouse, and in the backyard, on select sets on the perimeter of the playground/stage/Festival Tent area.

Sunday’s game begins at 1:05 p.m. with the same viewing locations as Saturday.

NYRA will also host a free raffle drawing for two lucky fans to win a pair of tickets to a Mets or Yankees game later in the 2009 season. Fans are asked to provide their names, contact information, and choose the Mets or Yankees. One Mets winner and one Yankees winner will be selected by June 17. Winners will be notified by mail, one entry per patron, entry valid only on Saturday and Sunday of Rivalry Weekend, June 13/14.

Fans can also watch the first game in the series on Friday, June 12, although no admission promotion applies. The game begins at 7:05 p.m. and will be shown on both sides of the big board outside the festival tent, and on both televisions located inside the Festival Tent. Friday’s game coincides with NYRA’s first “Party at the Park” of the summer with first post time of 3 p.m.


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