MGM Resorts has announced that it is the new "proud partner” of the baseball team the New York Yankees.

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Rewards and VIP experiences will be on offer to MGM Rewards members, including the opportunity to watch batting practice from the warning track and throw out a ceremonial first pitch at Yankee Stadium.

MGM Resorts will also have brand placement at Yankee Stadium on LED signage, first and third base rotational signage, and its logo appearing on the back of the pitcher's mound during live local television broadcasts of select games.

"We remain committed to investing in the community, while collaborating with the New York Yankees to provide unparalleled experiences for baseball fans," said Bill Hornbuckle, MGM Resorts CEO and president.

"Our company has owned and operated Empire City Casino and Yonkers Raceway for the past five years. As we continue working to secure a full commercial casino license at Empire City, this partnership allows us to further develop these properties to their potential, while providing the world-class hospitality guests have come to expect from the MGM Resorts brand."