In honor of the 25th anniversary of the premiere of Seinfeld’s pilot, “The Seinfeld Chronicles,” the Brooklyn Cyclones is holding a themed night in honor of the legendary sitcom from Hamptons resident Jerry Seinfeld.
The minor league baseball team is hosting Seinfeld Night on Saturday, July 5, featuring a slew of Seinfeld-centered activities and prizes for attendees of the game. Only the first 2,500 fans will receive a Keith Hernandez “Magic Loogie” Bobblehead, but all guests can participate in the fully packed day.
Renaming MCU Park to Vandelay Industries Park is just the beginning of the Seinfeld-themed fun. Additionally, foul poles will be renamed Festivus Poles and players will sport puffy shirts for batting practice.
Contests for fans will include an Elaine Dancing Contest, a game of “Risk” on the Concourse and a cereal-eating contest. Announcers will also partake in the festivities, including a “low-talking” PA announcer and chanting “No Soup for You” whenever a visiting player strikes out.
Selected fans will also receive special privileges throughout the game. If anyone can prove they are a “latex salesman,” he or she will get a free ticket. Additionally, if anyone is named George Coztanza, that fan will get to participate in the radio broadcast for one inning. The final promotion of the day will be a running of the bases after the game, with anyone named Jerry getting a head start.
The contests and perks of the event are subject to change throughout the day, but the Seinfeld theme will be sure to remain the focus of the game. Single game tickets are still on sale and more information is available by calling 718-37-BKLYN.