Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 50 / 14 December 2017
 

Giants LGBT Night set for May 29

Tickets are on sale for the San Francisco Giants LGBT Night Out at the Ballpark. The night comes months earlier this year and, because of the record number of season tickets sold following the team’s 2010 World Series championship, it will not offer designated seating sections.

LGBT Night at AT&T Park will be Tuesday, May 29, with a 7:30 game between the Giants and the defending National League West division champions, the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Doug Litwin, the marketing officer for the Federation of Gay Games who has worked with community leaders and the Giants the past few years on LGBT Night arrangements, told the Bay Area Reporter that the Giants said they were unable to offer group seating sections to any special event groups this year because of the record number of season tickets sold.

“There’s not going to be an LGBT section, just like there won’t be a special section on German Heritage Night and so on,” Litwin said.

The beanie giveaway for the Giants LGBT Night

The Giants use “dynamic pricing” in which prices for games fluctuate depending on how great demand is for any given game. At the start of this week, the LGBT promotion tickets ranged from $13 to $95.25. The tickets are $5 higher than non-promotional tickets and include a $10.25 convenience fee. LGBT promotional tickets give the holder access to a 5 to 7 p.m. pre-game party in Seals Plaza and a commemorative LGBT Giants beanie (pictured at right). Partial proceeds will benefit LGBT nonprofit groups. Last year’s recipients were the scholarship funds of Team San Francisco and the FGG and the Gay Straight Alliance.

Litwin said he was still working with the Giants to firm up plans for how the LGBT community will be recognized and incorporated into the night’s events. He said the San Francisco Gay/Lesbian Freedom Band, which has performed previously at games, will not perform this time because Tuesday is a rehearsal night, “but I’m still hoping for some musical presentation. And they are also seeing if they can have San Francisco Gay Softball involved as well.”

Tickets can be ordered by visiting www.sfgiants.com/specialevents.

– Roger Brigham

— Cynthia Laird, April 23, 2012 @ 9:56 am PST
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