City of Irvine Day at Anteater Ballpark set for May 20

Friday, May 13, 2022

The University of California, Irvine is partnering with the City of Irvine to host City of Irvine Day at Anteater Ballpark on May 20. Residents are invited to watch the UCI baseball team take on California State University, Bakersfield on a day celebrating the relationship between the City and the university. Irvine Mayor Farrah N. Khan will throw out the first pitch.

“Sports, community and education are all pillars of our great City,” Mayor Farrah N. Khan said. “Partnering with UCI to share an evening to promote these great values and enjoy pre-pandemic activities is exactly what Irvine needs. We hope the Irvine community can come out to this family-friendly, fun-filled event and support this great City and our Anteaters!”

UCI Baseball has had nearly 30 winning seasons in its 43 years, with the Anteaters achieving 2009 and 2021 Big West championships, six NCAA Regional wins, Division II national championships in 1973 and 1974, and College World Series appearances in 2007 and 2014.

“We are thrilled to be able to host the residents of Irvine for an evening of baseball and fun,” said Paula Smith, UCI’s athletic director. “We enjoy a wonderful relationship with the Irvine community and look forward to continued engagement and collaboration.”

The event will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 20, at Anteater Ballpark’s Cicerone Field. Discounted tickets for both general-admission grass seating and home-plate reserved seating are available at For UCI’s clear-bag spectator policies and general information, visit