US financial holding company Capital One has become an official partner of Major League Baseball (MLB) and a sponsor of the World Series, with customers having the opportunity to bag exclusive tickets and experiences as a result.
Capital One will act as the league’s official bank and credit card partner and the presenting sponsor of the World Series, MLB’s historic championship.
Cardholders will be able to access exclusive MLB-related benefits including access to tickets for special events such as All-Star Week and Capital One Play Ball Park, the MLB Postseason and World Series presented by Capital One.
Capital One rewards cardholders will also be able to redeem rewards for tickets to MLB games across the 30 teams involved, through the recently announced Capital One Entertainment ticketing platform. The platform offers cardholders the chance to redeem rewards for tickets across live music, entertainment and sport.
Rewards cardholders will have access to MLB tickets from opening day through to the postseason, including the World Series, as well as access to one-of-a-kind VIP experiences like private on-field sessions with MLB legends, watching batting practice and more.
Capital One will also work alongside MLB to extend the Capital One Impact Initiative, a multi-year commitment to tackling underlying issues that affect communities of colour.
Noah Garden, MLB chief revenue officer, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Capital One to the baseball family. As we’ve seen with so much of their previous work, Capital One knows how to tap into the passion of sports fans everywhere, and we can’t wait to see that engagement throughout baseball.”