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Full slate of festivities on tap for home opener

April 8, 2016

NEW YORK -- The Mets celebrated their National League championship Friday afternoon with a lengthy pregame ceremony at Citi Field. The Phillies will have their own festivities Monday at their home opener at Citizens Bank Park.There are a limited number of tickets available at phillies.com/tickets or at the first-base ticket

NEW YORK -- The Mets celebrated their National League championship Friday afternoon with a lengthy pregame ceremony at Citi Field. The Phillies will have their own festivities Monday at their home opener at Citizens Bank Park.
There are a limited number of tickets available at phillies.com/tickets or at the first-base ticket windows at the ballpark.
Here are some the highlights of the day's timeline:
Noon ET -- Block party begins on Citizens Bank Way.
12:35 p.m. -- Gates open. Fans receive a commemorative cap.
12:43 p.m. -- Phillies take batting practice.
2:13 p.m. -- The Phillies begin their walk into the ballpark from 10th Street, just outside center field.
2:22 p.m. -- The Phillies enter the park.
2:50 p.m. -- Kane Kalas, son of Harry Kalas, sings the national anthem.
2:53 p.m. -- The United States Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, parachute onto the field delivering the first balls.
3 p.m. -- Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett, 33, throws out a first pitch. Hartnett was shot three times while on duty. President Obama called him a hero in his last State of the Union Address.
3:05 p.m. -- First pitch.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his Phillies blog The Zo Zone, follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast.