The Brooklyn Cyclones are the latest professional sports team to incorporate a special Grateful Dead night into their season’s calendar. The minor league baseball team, which draws its name from the iconic wooden Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster, has just announced that it will host its Grateful Dead night on July 14th, during a game against the Williamsport Cutters at MCU Park. The arena is just a stone’s throw away from the Coney Island boardwalk and has a history of its own within the music world, having hosted performances by Furthur featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, in addition to shows by Phish, Daft Punk, and others.
For this Saturday Grateful Dead-themed game night, in addition to the ballgame, the Brooklyn team plans to host a number of special events including a number of giveaways including a tye-dye baseball, pre-game yoga, vegan food options, and fireworks. Furthermore, players on the Brooklyn Cyclones will wear a special jersey on-field marking the occasion.
The Brooklyn Cyclones are joining an extensive roster of professional sports teams who have hosted Grateful Dead theme nights. In major league baseball, the San Francisco Giants have been paying tribute to Jerry Garcia since 2010, when they first hosted a Jerry Garcia tribute night honoring the 15-year anniversary of the iconic Grateful Dead frontman’s death. In the time since, the Giants have become one of many other MLB teams to host Grateful Dead nights, including the Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, and Philadelphia Phillies.
To purchase tickets to the Brooklyn Cyclones’ upcoming Grateful Dead night for their game against the Williamsport Cutters on July 14th, head here.