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Citizens Bank Park, Home of the Philadelphia Phillies

Citizens Bank Park, Home of the Philadelphia Phillies Credit: G. Widman for GPTMC

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2015 Season

Get ready for another season of Phillies baseball at Citizens Bank Park! This year, fans can look forward to delicious variations on traditional ballpark foods and brand-new ways to interact with the team during the game.

One of the most eye-catching (and gut-busting) items comes from the stadiums newest eatery, Delaware-based Wayback Burgers. The Wayback Triple Triple is a towering behemoth of nine patties (one for each inning of the game), nine slices of cheese and approximately 2,200 calories! Normal sized burgers and grilled chicken sandwiches are also available from Wayback Burger locations at Sections 120, 135 and in the Left Field Plaza.

Along with their fantastic selection of craft beers, this season the Phillies are partnering with Chaddsford Winery to bring Phillies Wine to the ballpark. Fans at the game can grab a glass of the robust, red wine at Section 142. Phillies Wine will also be available at select local retailers for those looking to add a few bottles to their wine collection.

While you’re at the game, download the Ballpark app to your iPhone or Android device and you can upgrade your seats, get special offers and have food delivered directly to your seat.

Game Time

Be there for all the action as one of the most exciting teams in baseball thrills their fans night-in and night-out in their fantastic South Philadelphia ballpark.

Catch all the home runs, all the diving catches and all the fan giveaways — not to mention the always spirited Philly Phanatic — when you head to Citizens Bank Park!

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The Game Experience at Citizens Bank Park

Opened in 2004, Citizens Bank Park is one of the best stadiums in Major League baseball. Awesome sight lines mean there’s not a bad seat in the house.

Ashburn Alley, the in-stadium entertainment complex beyond the outfield features a Memory Lane of Phillies lore, tons of great food along with batting and throwing games for the entire family to enjoy.

Citizens Bank Park is also one of the most kid-friendly ball parks in the country. At the Phanatic Fun Zone, youngsters can enjoy the largest play area for kids in the Major Leagues. Here, kids can build their own Phanatic, rock climb and enjoy dollar dogs and soft drinks during the game.

Food

But where the ballpark really excels is when it comes to food. Recently voted Best Ballpark Eats by the first ever Food Network Awards, Citizens Bank Park is a veritable gustatory adventure.

Look out for the long lines waiting for an order of delicious crab fries at Chickie’s and Pete’s, the famous cheesesteaks at Campo’s, sinfully amazing roast pork sandwiches at Tony Luke’s, authentic Philadelphia hoagies at Planet Hoagies, Philly’s favorite fried chicken and donuts from Federal Donuts and the creative cheesesteak variation from Chestnut Hill’s McNally’s dubbed the Schmitter.

The stadium also boasts a restaurant where fans gather even when Phillies are out of town, McFadden’s.

Vegetarians will be happy too — Citizens Bank Park is considered the one of the best ballparks in the country for vegetarians. The park also features a number of gluten-free options for fans.

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Award-winning Local Beers

Did we mention the beer? Citizens Bank Park is home to one of the best craft beer selections of any stadium in Major League Baseball.

And what can we say? Beer and baseball go together like, well, beer and baseball. Philadelphian’s take their beer as serious as they take their baseball, so be sure to try one of the city’s esteemed local beers like a Yards, Sly Fox, Troegs, Victory or Flying Fish.

History

The Philadelphia Phillies — the oldest continuous, one-name, one-city franchise in all of professional sports — were founded in 1883 and have played in several parks including Baker Bowl. When the Phillies went in search of a new home in the late 1960s, the City of Philadelphia stepped up to the plate.

In 1971 the team moved to Veterans’ Stadium in South Philadelphia. After 30 years the Phillies said goodbye to the Vet at the end of the 2003 season. The team now plays in their new ballpark, Citizens Bank Park, which opened in 2004.

When the team finished its 2003 season, they left the Vet with very fond memories. Veterans’ Stadium is where the Phillies hosted two All-Star games and three World Series. It’s also where the team captured the crown in 1980. In 1993 the team — led by Len Dykstra, John Kruk and Curt Schilling — upset the mighty Atlanta Braves in the National League Championship series before falling to the Toronto Blue Jays in six games.

It may have taken 28 years, but the Phillies once again reclaimed the World Series crown against the Tampa Bay Rays in 2008. But alas, a repeat trip to the World Series in 2009 was halted by the New York Yankees.

In 2011, the Phillies clinched their fifth National League East Championship in a row, pushing them once again into October baseball.

The Phillies Go Green!

The Phillies are leading the charge in supporting our environment by becoming the first Major League team to join the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Green Power Partnership” program.

As part of the Phillies’ green initiative, Citizens Bank Park now sells locally grown produce and organic foods and utilizes LED lighting and recycled products whenever possible. To top it all off, the Phillies have purchased 20 million kilowatt-hours of Green-e Energy, the equivalent to planting 100,000 trees.

So help the Phillies go green with a trip to Citizens Bank Park! To learn more, click the button below.

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Getting There

There is plenty of parking available, although SEPTA’s Broad Street Line is still the best way to get to the game.

So check out the Phillies schedule and make plans to see the team in action.

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