Baseball United Announces Partnership With Pizza Express
British multinational pizza brand will provide its world-famous pizza to baseball fans at the Baseball United All-Star Showcase
Published November 17, 2023
(DUBAI, UAE) November 17, 2023 - Dubai-based Baseball United announced today that British multinational pizza restaurant chain, PizzaExpress, will serve as the league’s Official Pizza ahead of Baseball United’s inaugural Showcase event. The culinary chain will offer a selection of pizzas on site during Baseball United’s All-Star Showcase event, on November 24th and 25th at Dubai International Stadium.
The inaugural All-Star Showcase will feature a two-game series between the Baseball United East All-Stars and West All-Stars. Each team will feature 22 professional players - including former Major League Baseball All-Stars Robinson Cano, Bartolo Colon, and Pablo Sandoval – along with three prospects from the region who will be announced on Monday, November 20th.
“Pizza Express kept me alive during my first six months living in Dubai,” said Kash Shaikh, Chairman, CEO, and Majority Owner, Baseball United. “Their Business Bay location is just steps away from our Global Headquarters, and it was the perfect place to finally sit down and enjoy a great meal and a great atmosphere after a long day at the office. Now, it’s a home away from home for our whole team. They’ve been the ‘unofficial pizza’ for Baseball United for a long time. Now, we are so grateful and excited to make it official.”
PizzaExpress has over 360 outlets across the UK, Ireland, UAE, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Cyprus, Spain, Gibraltor, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Phillippines and upcoming in Saudi Arabia by Feb’24. The chain, which offers handmade pizzas within a festive restaurant experience, has quickly become a mainstay of the Dubai casual-dining scene.
Since its inception nearly 60 years ago, PizzaExpress has specialized in traditional, Italian-style pizzas paired with an extensive menu of starters, pastas, desserts, and spirits. PizzaExpress has 11 locations across Dubai.
“We are thrilled to announce our exciting partnership with Baseball United, a collaboration that promises to bring together the joy of sports and the pleasure of great food.” Said Prashanth Menon, Regional Director at PizzaExpress UAE. “At PizzaExpress UAE, we believe in creating memorable experiences, and joining forces with Baseball United allows us to celebrate the spirit of unity and shared passion. This partnership exemplifies our commitment to fostering community connections, and we look forward to hitting home runs of flavor and fun together."
Pizza and baseball fans can purchase tickets to the Baseball United All-Star Showcase on Platinumlist, or at baseballunited.com/tickets.
To learn more about Baseball United, visit baseballunited.com.
To learn more about PizzaExpress, visit pizzaexpress.ae.
About Baseball United
Baseball United is the first-ever professional baseball league focused on the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent, beginning play November 2023 in Dubai, UAE. Our mission is to inspire one billion new fans to fall in love with baseball. The ownership group includes award-winning business leaders and inspiring baseball legends, including Barry Larkin, Mariano Rivera, Adrián Beltré, Felix Hernandez, Robinson Cano, and Ryan Howard. In addition to our professional league, the Baseball United ecosystem spans youth development, federation partnerships, media and content production, merchandise, and non-profit outreach. With 25 nationalities represented on our team rosters and a new suite of entertainment-based game changes, Baseball United is working to create a new future for baseball in one of the fastest growing and most culturally rich regions in the world.
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