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Phillies, Aramark Announce Ballpark Upgrades

PRESS RELEASE – The Phillies and Aramark, Citizens Bank Park’s exclusive food and beverage provider, are currently transforming 24,500 square feet of space adjacent to the Third Base Plaza into Pass and Stow, a new area that features an outdoor beer garden and bar, Foundry Pizza serving brick-oven pizza, a family-friendly sports pub, 44 TVs to catch game action, and more. The offseason upgrades also include a 120-seat Shake Shack.

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Bill Joel Returns to Citizens Bank Park

On Friday, the Philadelphia Phillies and Live Nation Philadelphia announced Billy Joel, the Piano Man, would be returning to Citizens Bank Park for his sixth consecutive annual show scheduled for May 24 — a few weeks after his 70th birthday.  Read more here.

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Citizens Bank Park Improvements Include ‘The Yard’ Mini Ballpark

The Philadelphia Phillies are taking the fan experience to the next level this season with several new attractions at Citizens Bank Park.  The largest enhancement to the ballpark is The Yard, a 13,000-square-foot “major league” park that delivers an interactive baseball experience that literally gets kids in the game.  Read more and watch video here.

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Upgrades Underway at Citizens Bank Park

Back in early October at his state-of-the-team news conference, Philadelphia Phillies president Andy MacPhail hinted that “investments in the ballpark and in the fan experience” are soon on the horizon for the oldest venue in the National League East, Citizens Bank Park.  Read more here.

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IronPigs to be ‘Whiz Kids’ Thursday Night, Will Sport Special Uniforms

PRESS RELEASE – The IronPigs will change their name to the “Whiz Kids” for “Salute to Philadelphia Night” on Thursday, June 29 at 7:05 p.m., paying homage to both the Phillies’ legendary 1950 team and Philly’s love affair with all things Cheesesteaks, including Cheese Whiz! Continue reading

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Phillies to Introduce ‘Zoom Food’ Kiosks

Philadelphia Phillies fans can get ballpark food faster, with new food-ordering kiosks making their debut this season at Citizens Bank Park.  Read more and view rendering here.

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Phillies Host Food and Fashion Preview Party at Citizens Bank Park

The Philadelphia Phillies unveiled a plethora of new food and fashion for the 2017 season on Monday evening at Citizen’s Bank Park.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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BlueClaws, Phillies Extend PDC

Lakewood BlueClaws Alternative LogoPhiladelphia Phillies LogoPRESS RELEASE – The BlueClaws and Philadelphia Phillies are pleased to announce a four-year extension of their Player Development Contract (PDC). With the four-year extension, the BlueClaws will remain the South Atlantic League affiliate of the Phillies through at least the 2020 season. Continue reading

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Crosscutters, Phillies Extend PDC

Williamsport Crosscutters LogoPhiladelphia Phillies LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Williamsport Crosscutters and Philadelphia Phillies jointly announced that they have extended their Player Development Contract (PDC) for two years covering the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Continue reading

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Newly Branded Wine for Phillies Fans

Philadelphia Phillies LogoChaddsford Winery, located in Delaware County, unveiled a newly branded blend called “Phillies Wine.”  It is available at Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, and at select retailers in the tri-state area.  A “Phillies Wine Weekend” is scheduled for April 18th and 19th at the winery.  Read more and watch news report here.

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New HD Video Board Installed at Bright House Field

Clearwater Threshers Logo 2Philadelphia Phillies LogoBright House Field, home of the Single-A Clearwater Threshers (Florida State League) and Philadelphia Phillies spring training operations, has a new high-definition video board. Read more here.

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All About Becoming a Phillies Ballgirl

Philadelphia Phillies LogoOver 70 young women tried out this past Friday in hopes of becoming a Philadelphia Phillies Ballgirl at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia (PA).  Eight to 10 women will be selected for the team.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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BlueClaws, Phillies Extend PDC

Lakewood BlueClaws Alternative LogoPhiladelphia Phillies LogoPRESS RELEASE – The BlueClaws and Philadelphia Phillies are pleased two announce an extension of their Player Development Contract (PDC). Continue reading

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Ballpark Quirks: Citizens Bank Park’s Ashburn Alley

Sports IllustratedPhiladelphia Phillies LogoIn a series called “Ballpark Quirks,” Sports Illustrated takes a look at the distinctive features and oddities that make up each of MLB’s 30 parks.  Up now: Citizens Bank Park’s Ashburn Alley.  Read more and view photos here.

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New This Season at Citizens Bank Park

Philadelphia Phillies LogoA slate of new food items, merchandise and promotion items were on display Monday at Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, including cheesesteak nachos and Phanatic bobbleheads of the month.  Read more hereView press release here.  View photos here and here.

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Phillies Announce Plans to Celebrate 10 Years at CBP, Unveil Logo

Philadelphia Phillies LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Phillies will honor their 10 seasons of baseball at Citizens Bank Park and celebrate the milestone with new features and fan experiences throughout the 2014 season. Continue reading

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Phillies Pitcher Pitching In to Renovate Historic Arkansas Ballpark

Lamar Porter Revitalization Committee LogoArkansas native and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee and his wife, Kristen, are working to get historic Lamar Porter Field back in tournament-quality shape with a $300,000 commitment of matching funds to start phase one of a $5.6 million renovation.  Opening in 1937, Lamar Porter is reportedly the oldest operating ballpark in Arkansas.  It is on the National Register of Historic Places.  Read more and Continue reading

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The Vet to Blame for Brain Cancer?

Philadelphia Phillies LogoFour former players and one coach from the Philadephia Phillies have been victims of brain cancer over the past 15 years, compared to four others in all of Major League Baseball.  Is old Veterans Stadium to blame, or is this mere coincidence?  Some are wondering.  Read more here.  Thanks to Joe Mock for the link.

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What’s Hot This Season at Citizens Bank Park, Home of the Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies LogoPRESS RELEASE – Just when Phillies flair and flavor couldn’t get any better, it has. Earlier today, the Phillies and ARAMARK, Citizens Bank Park’s exclusive concessionaire and merchandise partner, announced the latest enhancements to the ballpark’s food, fashion, and merchandise lineup for the 2013 season. Continue reading

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Woman Shooter Who Inspired ‘The Natural’ Story Dies

The Natural DVD CoverRuth Ann Steinhagen, a crazed Chicago Cubs fan who inspired the storyline in the 1952 novel and 1984 movie “The Natural,” after she shot Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Eddie Waitkus, has died at 83.  In both depictions, Roy Hobbs, the fictional version of Waitkus portrayed in the film by Robert Redford, is lured to a hotel room by a woman, played by Barbara Hershey, who shoots him.  Read more here.

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BlueClaws, Phillies Extend PDC

PRESS RELEASE – The Lakewood BlueClaws and their parent club, the Philadelphia Phillies, are pleased to announce an extension of their Player Development Contract (PDC). With the two-year extension, the BlueClaws will remain the South Atlantic League affiliate of the Phillies through at least the 2014 season. Continue reading

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Despite Trade, Phillies Go Ahead With Bobblehead Giveaway Tonight

The Philadelphia Phillies traded Hunter Pence to the San Francisco Giants last month, but that’s not going to stop them from giving away a Hunter Pence bobble figurine tonight at Citizens Bank Park.  Read more here.

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IronPigs, Phillies Extend PDC

PRESS RELEASE – The Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Philadelphia Phillies have announced a four-year extension of their Player Development Contract, maintaining the two clubs’ affiliation through at least the 2016 season. The announcement was made by IronPigs General Manager Kurt Landes and Phillies Asst. Director, Player Development, Steve Continue reading

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The Ballpark Experience: An Artist’s Perspective

Max Mason is an artist who has painted a number of works displayed at Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies.  He loves baseball, but his ballpark experience is different than most fans.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Phillies Power Up Citizens Bank Ballpark with Renewable Energy

The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to buy enough renewable energy credits from wind and solor power generation to cover 100 percent of the team’s electricity usage over the next two years at Citizens Bank Ballpark. Continue reading

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Mr. Met Takes Title

The Marketing Arm’s Davie Brown Index has determined America’s Favorite Sports Mascots based on awareness, likeability and breakthrough, which is determined by the degree consumers take notice when the mascot appears and the ability of consumers to match the name of the mascot to its team.  Mr. Met edged out the Philly Phanatic for the top spot.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Talking About One of Industry’s Most Famous Mascots

Ever wonder what it’s like to be the Phillie Phanatic, the famous mascot for the Philadelphia Phillies?  Hannah Keyser from the Philadelphia Daily News gives us the inside scoop.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Winter Fare Slated for Winter Classic

It won’t be your typical summer fare at Citizens Bank Park, home of MLB’s Philadelphia Philles, when the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers face off for the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic outdoor hockey game on Jan. 2.  Specialty soups, sandwiches, and hot chocolate are just a few of the items expected to keep tummies warm and happy.  Read more and view video here.

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Phillies Ballpark Readies for 2012 Winter Classic

Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, will host the NHL’s 2012 Winter Classic on Jan. 2 at 1:00 p.m. EST between the Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers.  Check out a time lapse video here of the field being transformed into an outdoor hockey rink.

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Philly Gets Outdoor NHL Hockey in 2012

The Philadelphis Flyers will reportedly face off against the New York Rangers at Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, for the NHL’s fifth annual Winter Classic on Monday, January 2, 2012.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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PETA Lists Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly MLB Ballparks

The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is back again with its list of Top-10 vegetarian-friendly ballparks in Major League Baseball.  AT&T Park, home of the San Francsico Giants, took the top spot, knocking out last year’s champ, Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies.  View list here.

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Braves and Phillies to Honor Negro Leagues, Will Sport Retro Unis Tonight

The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies will sport throwback uniforms tonight to honor the Negro Leagues as part of MLB’s Civil Rights Game weekend series at Turner Field.  The Braves will wear the old uniforms from the Atlanta Black Crackers, while the Phillies will wear the old uniforms for the Philadelphia Stars.  For Sunday’s showcase event, the teams will play in jerseys from 1974, when Hank Aaron hit his Continue reading

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Phillies Fans Celebrate Upon Hearing News About Bin Laden’s Death

Philadelphia Phillies fans at a game tonight at Citizens Bank Ballpark celebrated upon hearing the breaking news that a strike team of Navy SEALs killed terrorist Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan.  Watch video here.

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Phillies to Celebrate Mother’s Day at Citizens Bank Ballpark

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Not sure what to do for the mom(s) in your life on Mother’s Day?  It’s a little counterintuitive, but taking in a Philadelphia Phillies game at Citizens Bank Ballpark might do the trick.  Read more here.

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New Citizens Bank Ballpark Bankers Selected

PRESS RELEASE – Citizens Bank announced today the names of the 60 colleagues who have been selected for the 2011 Citizens Bank Ballpark Banker team. Ballpark Bankers are Citizens Bank colleagues who work as customer service ambassadors during all Philadelphia Phillies home games. Continue reading

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PhillieBot to Throw Out Ceremonial First Pitch on Wednesday

As part of a Science Day tomorrow at Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, a robot designed by engineers at the University of Pennsylvania will thrown out the ceremonial first pitch.  Read more and view photo here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Yogen Früz Invades Phillies’ Ballpark

Interested in topping off your heavy ballpark smorgasbord gluttonfest with a light, nutritious and delectable fruit and frozen yogurt or sorbet treat?  Head over to Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadephia Phillies, and hit one of the two new Yogen Früz kiosks.  Since 1986, health conscious Yogen Früz has expanded to over 1,200 locations in 25 countries.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Tastykakes Return to Regular Phillies Lineup

Apparently, Tastykakes were once a staple at Philadelphia Phillies games, but the heat and humidity have prevented them from being sold regularly for years.  Concessionaire Aramark has reportedly decided to pony up for countertop refrigerators and offer five different Tastykake products, including peanut-butter Kandy Kakes, Butterscotch Krimpets, chocolate Continue reading

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West Chester RDA Dissects Ballpark Report

At a public work session on Monday, the West Chester (PA) Redevelopment Authority began to analyze a 28-page report submitted by Turk’s Head Stadium Alliance to support a proposed new 4,000-5,000 seat stadium for a potential Philadelphia Phillies affiliate.  The report was prepared by architect Alan Adler with help from baseball consultant Howie Bedell.  A second meeting Continue reading

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Public Meeting Held on Proposed New West Chester Ballpark

Turks Head Stadium Alliance, the group spearheading the effort to build a new 4,500-seat minor league baseball stadium in West Chester (PA), held a public meeting on Thursday to discuss the project.  The group hopes the proposed new ballpark, designed by Texas architect Alan E. Adler, would house an affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies or, in the alternative, an indy pro club.  Read more here and here.

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