Citizens Bank Park
The Phillies have unveiled exciting updates at Citizens Bank Park for the 2024 season, marking the ballpark's 20th anniversary with a lineup of enhancements. 

From a vibrant mural by a talented South Jersey artist to a cutting-edge out-of-town scoreboard in right field, and revamped food offerings, there's plenty to look forward to. As Citizens Bank Park reaches this milestone, the Phillies are gearing up to celebrate during the opening week, reminiscing on two decades of memorable moments. 

Originally opening its gates on April 3, 2004, following the dramatic implosion of Veterans Stadium on March 21, 2004, the ballpark has become a cherished part of Philadelphia's sports legacy. 

Longtime Phillies public address announcer, Dan Baker, expressed the sentiment shared by fans, players, and staff alike: "Twenty years and countless epic moments; now, it's time to carve out more history at Citizens Bank Park." 

With Opening Day just around the corner, anticipation is building as Zack Wheeler prepares to make his inaugural Opening Day start against the Atlanta Braves' Spencer Strider. 

In this landmark year, the Phillies aspire to create new chapters of excitement at Citizens Bank Park. Kicking off the festivities is Randy Wolf, slated to throw the ceremonial first pitch on April 12, precisely 20 years since the Bank's grand opening. Wolf holds a special place in Phillies history as the starter of the team's inaugural regular-season game at Citizens Bank Park, despite the eventual loss to the Cincinnati Reds with a score of 4-1. 

Throughout the season, the Phillies have scheduled five on-field celebrations preceding afternoon games on May 8, May 23, June 19, July 31, and August 8, coinciding with the team's Alumni Day. 

Among the highlights, fans will be treated to the unveiling of a striking new mural above Ashburn Alley in left-center field, envisioned by the talented artist Jose Bustamante from Mantua Township, New Jersey. Bustamante's design triumphed in a contest hosted by SEI and the Phillies, spotlighting local artistic talent at the Bank. 

The Phillies have bid farewell to the old out-of-town scoreboard in right field, ushering in a state-of-the-art replacement. This new, high-tech scoreboard promises to elevate the fan experience, boasting features such as in-game stats and real-time out-of-town scores. As per the team's press release, this field-level display will complement the existing scoreboard, offering fans even more immersive game coverage. 

Also, with the dawn of a new season comes an array of fresh merchandise awaiting fans at the New Era Phillies Team Store. From exclusive apparel and footwear to stylish drinkware and essential gear, there's something for every aficionado to indulge in. In celebration of Citizens Bank Park's 20th anniversary, New Era has curated a special lineup of commemorative items, including trading pins, pennants, magnets, coolers, and more, allowing fans to cherish this milestone in style.

What about food?

Check out these additions to the culinary lineup at Citizens Bank Park, brought to you by the Phillies and Aramark Sports + Entertainment: 
  • Briganti Wines: Savor premium wines to elevate your ballpark experience. 
  • Big Mozz: Indulge in artisanal mozzarella offerings available at Coca-Cola Corner, Pass and Stow, and 1883 Burger Co. behind Sections 108 and 207. 
  • Casamigos Bar: Enjoy refreshing beverages from this upscale bar. 
  • Four Walls: Discover delectable food options to satisfy every craving. 
  • Kona Big Wave Bar: Dive into island vibes with specialty drinks at this tropical-inspired bar.
  • Manco & Manco Pizza: More locations added! Find this beloved pizza joint at Hall of Fame Club and Sections 212 and 321. 
  • PrimoHoagies: Treat yourself to gourmet hoagies made with fresh, quality ingredients.
  • Schwarburger 2.0: A fan-favorite returns! Find this iconic burger all season long at Coca-Cola Corner in left field behind section 142. 
  • New Bratwurst Sandwich: Sink your teeth into a savory bratwurst sandwich with spicy mustard and beer-braised onions, served on a Liscio Bakery roll at Pass and Stow near the Third Base Plaza. 
  • Greens & Grains: Plant-based options abound! Try the new plant-based buffalo chik'n hoagie behind section 125. 
  • PJ Whelihan's: Get your wing fix at Ashburn Alley! PJ Whelihan's will feature rotating wing flavors throughout the season, with the Flamin' Pickleback kicking things off as the inaugural "Flavor of the Month."

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post