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Mets to host LGBT Pride Night at Citi Field

The New York Mets are hosting its first

The New York Mets are hosting its first LGBT Pride Night in Citi Field on Aug. 13, 2016. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Al Bello

The New York Mets will host its first-ever LGBT Pride Night at Citi Field this Saturday, the baseball team said in a news release.

The Aug. 13 game against the San Diego Padres will be dedicated to raising awareness on LGBT-related issues.

More than 5,000 LGBT fans will attend Citi Field to celebrate the event, according to the release. A percentage of ticket costs will go to the LGBT Network’s anti-bullying programs in the New York area, and fans attending the game will receive a commemorative shirt.

​“Bullying is still a major league problem for LGBT youth,” David Kilmnick, the LGBT Network CEO, said in a news release. “Over 82 percent report being verbally and physically harassed in the past year."

Pre-game events include a “Pride in the Plaza” show outside the Jackie Robinson Rotunda. And stick around after the game for another added event -- a free postgame concert headlined by Styx.

Tickets for LGBT Pride Night at Citi Field are available at mets.com/pride.

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