Can’t get to Citi Field? Head to Borough Hall instead.
Borough President Eric Adams joined local residents and baseball fanatics on Sunday, October 25 to announce the start of “Watch Together, Win Together” – an open invite to all Brooklynites (Mets fans or not) to watch the World Series at Brooklyn Borough Hall.
“When we watch together, we win together,” said Adams, excited to see the National League champion Mets square off against the American League champion Royals in the series. “Sports are an incredible unifying force. Cheering as one community in one place strengthens the bonds that hold us together as a city, bonds that we often take for granted.”
Those bonds, Adams said, have been known to help New York through some of its darkest times.
“In the days following the tragedy of 9/11, it was Mike Piazza’s game-winning home run in the Mets’ first game back at Shea Stadium that lifted every heart and spirit in the five boroughs,” he explained. “In recent years, championship runs by the Giants, Rangers- and Yankees have swept up fans and non-fans alike in swells of positive energy. As the Amazin’s take the field to vie for their first World Series title in nearly 30 years, I encourage Brooklynites and New Yorkers to enjoy the experience with one another. Furthermore, I ask our civic and religious institutions, as well as other sites where residents regularly gather, to consider opening their doors for people to watch together, an act that will ensure we win together regardless of the final score.”
“Sports, especially New York baseball, has brought and can bring people together no matter their race, religion, class or gender,” added civil rights attorney Norman Siegel. “‘Watch Together, Win Together’ calls upon the city’s private sector, political, civic, and religious leaders to create venues in governmental buildings, houses of worship, conference rooms, and building lobbies so New Yorkers can come to watch the games together, learning that we have more in common than we imagined.”
Game one of the World Series will be screened – with refreshments – at Brooklyn Borough Hall (209 Joralemon Street), with doors opening to the public at 7:30 p.m.
First pitch is scheduled for 8:07 p.m. at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.