Facts and Figures
After 33 years at Veterans Stadium, the Phillies moved into their new state-of-the-art facility, Citizens Bank Park in 2004. The world-class ballpark - rated one of the best in the country - opened on April 3, 2004, with an exhibition game against the Cleveland Indians. Since that time, the Phillies have captured a World Series championship title, two National League pennants, and five consecutive NL East titles, while countless records have been broken both on and off the field.
Excellent regional highway access for vehicles and Broad Street Subway Line for public transportation.
21-acre site, north side of Pattison Avenue between Citizens Bank Way and Darien Street.
With the help of an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) consultant, the park was designed to be universally accessible and comfortable for all fans with disabilities.
EwingCole and HOK Sport+Venue+Event (HOK SVE).
Ballpark Destination Areas and Fan Features
Ashburn Alley: Festive outfield entertainment area named after Phillies Hall of Famer and former broadcaster Richie “Whitey” Ashburn; 625 feet in length covering 50,000 square feet. Highlights include:
- Right Field: The Yard, a 13,000-square-foot interactive kids’ baseball experience complete with Citizens Phan Field (a 70-foot Astroturf-covered field), a Hatfield Phillies Franks Hot Dog Launcher, a 30-foot Phanatic Climbing Wall, Bullpen pitching area, and Richman’s Ice Cream bar.
- Other Alley highlights: 10-foot statue of Richie Ashburn; Phillies All-Star Walk, bi-level bullpens, CP Rankin Roofing Experts Rooftop, the ’47 Alley Store, and more food and drink options including the Jim Beam Highball Bar.
Left Field Plaza:
- Photo Opportunities: Features oversized World Series trophies and statues of Phillies retired numbers including 1 Richie Ashburn, 20 Mike Schmidt, 36 Robin Roberts and 42 Jackie Robinson. Other highlights include Phillies championship banners and the Toyota Phillies Wall of Fame. Plus, statues of Phillies retired numbers 14 Jim Bunning and 32 Steve Carlton greet fans as they approach the Left Field Gate.
- Concessions & Social Areas: Boardwalk Eats, Bull’s BBQ, Miller Lite Liberty Landing and Leinenkugel’s Left Field.
Third Base Plaza
- Photo Opportunities: Features statues of retired numbers including 15 Dick Allen and 34 Roy Halladay. Plus, the iconic 19-foot-high Liberty Bell that was once located atop Veterans Stadium is prominently displayed as fans approach the ballpark.
- Pass and Stow: Opened in 2019, this 24,500-square-foot space features an outdoor Goose Island at the Park bar, Foundry Pizza serving brick-oven pizza, a family-friendly sports pub, 44 TVs to catch game action and more. Pass and Stow is a historic nod to the Liberty Bell, which has been part of the Phillies brand and logo for many years. The name is derived from the two Philadelphia foundry workers, John Pass and John Stow, who recast the original bell in 1753, and whose names are inscribed on this important piece of American history.
- Shake Shack: Adjacent to Pass and Stow is the 6,000-square-foot Shake Shack, which offers its sit-down restaurant experience, with seating for 120 fans. This popular modern-day “roadside” burger stand serves its classic burgers, crinkle-cut fries, hand-spun shakes and more.
PHILADELPHIA STARS DISPLAY: Unveiled on April 15, 2021, and located in the Suite Level lobby at Citizens Bank Park. The area showcases floor-to-ceiling graphics of the Philadelphia Stars from their playing days, as well as an information panel covering “The Story of the Philadelphia Stars.” Also featured are paintings of two local players who starred in the Negro Leagues and are currently enshrined in Cooperstown: Judy Johnson from the Hilldale club and Roy Campanella, a Philadelphia native who played for the Baltimore Elite Giants, Philadelphia Stars and Brooklyn Dodgers.
Building Square Footage
By The Numbers
- Playing field: 23' below street level
- Main concourse: street level
- Suite level: 36' above field; 13' above main concourse
- Club concourse: 61' above field
- Terrace concourse: 81' above field
- Roof: 134' above field
Going into 2022, Citizens Bank Park has hosted 29 concerts in the ballpark, with Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band having the honor of being the first to perform on August 25, 2005. There are several concerts scheduled for 2022 at Citizens Bank Park, including Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard with Poison and Joan Jett on June 25, Dead & Company Tour on July 10, Elton John on July 15, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers with The Strokes and Thundercat on September 3.
In the summer of 2020, the Phillies and Live Nation hosted ‘Live-In Drive-In,’ a four-week drive-in concert and comedy series featuring live performances on stage in the parking lot at Citizens Bank Park. The series allowed fans to enjoy 14 live concerts, while still maintaining social distancing from the comfort of their own vehicle.
In addition, there have been eight on-field postgame concerts held at the ballpark since 2016. For the 2022 season, there are three postgame concerts scheduled, all of which are presented by Jim Beam: The Avett Brothers on June 11, Jake Owen on July 23, and I Love the 90s Postgame Concert featuring Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc, Rob Base & DJ Jazzy Jeff on August 19.
Joint venture between the Phillies, Aramark and World Wide Concessions. A wide variety of food and beverages, from traditional ballpark fare to foods with Philadelphia flavor, is available throughout the park at permanent locations and portable stands. The ballpark also features healthier and gluten-free food, and is rated among the top vegetarian ballparks in the country.
Construction Management Team
L. F. Driscoll Co. and Hunt Construction Group in association with Synterra, Ltd. and Don Todd Associates, Inc.
- Aluminum curtainwall: 83,000 square feet
- Architectural precast panels: 97,000 square feet
- Bricks in architectural precast panels: 475,000
- CMU (concrete masonry unit): 320,000 square feet
- Foundation concrete: Approximately 52,000 cubic yards
- Gallons of paint: 11,602 (primer, intermediate and top coats)
- Hand laid brick: 450,000 bricks
- Playing field: 440,000 cubic yards (594,000 tons) of soil was excavated to 23' below street level
- Playing surface: Kentucky Bluegrass on the infield (7,000 sq. ft.), Riviera Bermuda grass in the outfield and foul territory (94,000 sq. ft.). Bermuda grass is overseeded in the fall for spring play with perennial ryegrass. All grass is provided by Collins Wharf Sod Farm, Eden, MD.
- Steel H piles: Over 4,600 were driven; depths of 70 to 110 feet; 354,000 lineal feet; Highest piece of steel: scoreboard, 212' high; light towers, 165' high.
- Structural steel: 11,800 pieces of steel; approximately 11,500 tons; 252,000 bolts.
Hall of Famers (Phillies and Philadelphia Athletics) are honored in this area of the Hall of Fame Club.
Premium seating area located behind home plate on Field Level; 1,281 wider, padded seats that include in-seat wait service. Guests also have use of the Diamond Clubhouse Lounge.
|Right field foul pole||330'||13'3"|
|Right field power alley||369'||13'3"|
|Center field, straight away||401'||6'|
|The Angle (left of CF to LCF)||409'-387'-385'||19'-12'8"|
|Left field foul pole||329'||10'6"|
|Left field power alley||374'||10'6"|
|Home plate to backstop||49'5"|
|1st and 3rd bases to stands||51'|
15, 11 of which serve guests in the seating bowl.
Escalators are located near Sections 114, 126 and 140 to assist guests in reaching the Hall of Fame Club/Pavilion/Arcade and Terrace Levels.
Original artwork by four local artists, Dick Perez, Dane Tilghman, Max Mason and Jonathan Mandell, is on display throughout the ballpark. Also featured: "Phillies Dream Scene," a classic oil painting by Australian artist Jamie Cooper, on display in the Suite and Club Entrance Lobby.
From April 12, 2004
- Pitch: Phillies LHP Randy Wolf, 1:32 p.m.
- Batter: Reds 2B D'Angelo Jimenez
- Hit: Jimenez (double, 1st inning)
- Single: Reds 3B Ryan Freel, CIN (2nd)
- Single by a Phillie: Wolf (3rd)
- Double by a Phillie: 1B Jim Thome (1st)
- Triple: Reds RF Austin Kearns (9th)
- Home run: Phillies RF Bobby Abreu (1st)
- Walk: Reds C Jason LaRue (2nd)
- Walk by a Phillie: CF Marlon Byrd (3rd)
- Sacrifice bunt: Reds RHP Paul Wilson (2nd)
- Stolen base: Byrd (3rd)
- Run: Jimenez (1st)
- Run by a Phillie: Abreu (1st)
- RBI: Abreu (1st)
- Strikeout: Reds CF Ken Griffey Jr. by Wolf (1st)
- Wild pitch: Wolf (1st)
- Win: Wilson
- Loss: Wolf
- Save: Reds RHP Danny Graves
Other Firsts (in chronological order)
- Postponement: 4/14/04, Phillies vs. Reds, due to rain
- Win by a Phillie: LHP Rheal Cormier, 4/15/04 vs. Cincinnati
- Save by a Phillie: LHP Billy Wagner, 4/15/04 vs. Cincinnati
- Night game: 4/16/04, Phillies 4, Expos 2
- Four-hit game: Thome, 4/16/04 vs. Montreal
- Triple by a Phillie: SS Jimmy Rollins, 4/18/04 vs. Montreal
- Walk-off HR: Phillies CF Doug Glanville, 4/18/04 vs. Montreal
- Error: Thome, 4/20/04 vs. Florida
- Extra-inning game: 4/21/04 - Marlins 8, Phillies 7, 12 innings
- Multi-homer game: Marlins 3B Mike Lowell (3), 4/21/04
- Shutout: 4/30/04, Wolf and Cormier, Phillies 4, Diamondbacks 0
- CG Shutout: 5/20/04, RHP Brett Myers, Phillies 4, Dodgers 0
- Grand slam: Braves CF Andruw Jones, 5/27/04
- Day-night DH: 6/17/04 vs. Detroit (6-2 W/5-4 L)
- Inside-the-park HR: Rollins, 6/20/04 vs. Kansas City
- Cycle: David Bell, 6/28/04 vs. Montreal
- Triple play: 8/19/04 - Todd Pratt vs. HOU (Ensberg to Kent to Lamb)
- Grand slam by a Phillie: Byrd, 8/29/04 vs. Milwaukee
- Twi-night DH: 9/29/04 vs. Pittsburgh (8-4 W/8-3 W)
- No-hitter: 10/6/10, RHP Roy Halladay, Phillies 4, Reds 0 (DS Game 1)
- Walk-off grand slam: RF John Mayberry Jr., 6/4/13 vs. Miami
Metal poles; 85' high.
Hall of Fame Club
This 2,500-seat premium seating area includes access to climate-controlled lounges with full-service bars, multiple HD TVs and upscale food options.
Open Main Concourse (360 degrees) that allows fans to constantly connect with the game. State-of-the-art HD videoboard. Open outfield that allows a scenic view of Center City Skyline. Views of the field from street level.
There are over 1,000 trees, thousands of shrubs, perennials, ornamental grasses and up to three seasonal changes of annuals located around the ballpark.
Liberty Bell Home Run Spectacular
When the Phillies players hit one out of the park, fans are going to get an amazing home run show to go along with it. Starting on Opening Day 2022, fans will be able to see all the cool, new features that were made this offseason to the Phillies Home Run Liberty Bell. Highlights include the addition of thousands of LED lights and motion-added fun. The 50' high by 35' wide Bell is suspended 100' above street level.
Official Phillies merchandise is available at the New Era Phillies Team Store located adjacent to the Third Base Gate. Fans may also personalize jerseys with their own name and number. The store is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., as well as all home games. On 1:05 p.m. or 1:35 p.m. game days, the store can only be accessed with a game ticket. The store is closed on major holidays. For offseason hours please call 267-570-2333 or follow the New Era Phillies Team Store on social media. Souvenirs are also available in-game at the ’47 Alley Store in Ashburn Alley, Memorabilia Store from Hunt Auctions, the Phillies Authentics shop featuring game-used and autographed memorabilia, The Cap Shop, The Yard, and Home Stands throughout the ballpark.
- November 13, 2000 - Former Mayor John F. Street announced new Phillies ballpark and Eagles stadium will be located in the Sports Complex.
- June 28, 2001 - Phillies officially unveiled the architectural design plan for their new park.
- March 26, 2002 - Workers began pouring concrete to create the foundation.
- October 17, 2002 - The first piece of red steel was installed in the scoreboard structure.
- June 17, 2003 - Citizens Bank entered 25-year naming rights partnership with the Phillies.
- September 5, 2003 - Installation of seats began.
- October 31, 2003 - Installation of natural grass playing field started.
- April 3, 2004 - Phillies vs. Cleveland Indians On-Deck Series game provided first glimpse of the park.
- April 12, 2004 - Cincinnati defeated Phillies, 4-1, before 41,626 in inaugural opener.
The protective netting extends most of the way down each baseline to Section 109 (right field line) and Section 138 (left field line). The netting behind the dugouts and down the baselines is approximately 25 feet high and made of state-of-the-art "field green" material to blend in with the playing field and minimize obstruction of views.
21,000 spaces in the Sports Complex.
Part of a permanent exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and recognized by Forbes magazine and other media outlets as the most popular mascot in sports, the Phillie Phanatic has grown to become a recognizable symbol of the Phillies across the country and around the world. The Phanatic is a fixture at Phillies home games and entertains fans young and old at countless appearances throughout the Delaware Valley.
Public Restroom Facilities and Cavity Busters Nursing Mother's Lounge
A total of 61 restrooms are conveniently located throughout the park. This includes 24 women’s, 24 men’s and 13 family restrooms, with an additional restroom in the Service Level specifically for wheelchair guests seated in the Field Level area by the third base dugout. All are wheelchair accessible.
Red Goes Green
The Phillies continue to partner with OVG360 and Aramark with their Red Goes Green program, created in 2008 in an effort to be greener. As part of this program, the Phillies:
- Have purchased Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) to offset the carbon footprint created by the team's utility power usage. For the past ten years, Community Energy has provided the team's carbon-free energy.
- Include the year-round recycling of various materials at the Phillies ballpark including lights, carpet tiles, batteries, cardboard and appropriate construction debris.
- Have converted all the field tower lighting at Citizens Bank Park to LED.
- Have composted food waste from all Phillies kitchens through W.B. Saul High School's Henry Got Compost student composting initiative, and an overnight crew after games focuses on aluminum can separation recycling.
- Plant a tree for each home run hit by a Phillies player during the season, as part of Home Runs for Trees, a partnership with PGW and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Over 1,500 trees have been planted in the Delaware Valley since the inception of this program.
The Phillies massive Daktronics HD-15 video display features Sony HD production technology and includes a dedicated closed captioning display to assist hearing impaired fans.
- The display could feature 49 life-size Phillie Phanatics standing next to and on top of each other
- Overall size: 76 feet high and 97 feet wide. Weight: approximately 84,420 lbs. (42.2 tons)
- Resolution: The HD-15 display exceeds 1080p HD standard with 1512 lines of resolution
- Super-wide viewing angles offer improved visibility for more fans
- Takes approximately 1,380 flat-panel televisions (at 42" each) to fill the area of the display
- If it were a consumer television, the Phillies display would be considered a 1,478" screen
- Uses state-of-the-art LED technology providing superior brightness in direct sunlight, with the capability to show up to 144 quadrillion shades of color
- Approximately 32,363 feet (6.1 miles) of wiring delivers power and data to the display
In addition, there is an auxiliary LED video display known as "PhanaVision II" in the right field grandstand area. This display is approximately 13 feet high by 47 feet wide and mirrors much of what is shown on the larger video display, including video replays.
Capacity: 42,901; Color of seats: Sapphire blue; Hussey Seating Co. Seats are angled toward the infield and equipped with cup holders.
Smoking is not permitted inside Citizens Bank Park.
Sports Lighting System
A system of 539 LED fixtures featuring Total Light Control technology, installed by Musco Lighting. The system features instant on/off/dimming capabilities that helps the ballpark reduce its environmental footprint. It also includes Ball Tracker™ technology, which optimizes visibility of the ball, and unmatched light control that virtually eliminates glare from impacting players and fans.
Richie Ashburn (Ashburn Alley); Steve Carlton (Left Field Gate); Mike Schmidt (Third Base Gate); Robin Roberts (First Base Gate); 10' high; sculptor, Zenos Frudakis. Harry Kalas (Main Concourse behind Section 141, near Harry the K's restaurant); 7 1/2' high; sculptor Lawrence J. Nowlan.
70; all located between the foul poles. The luxurious suites are located directly above field level and afford spectacular views of the action.
Spectra Venue Management.
To commemorate the site of Veterans Stadium, the Phillies built a monument as an everlasting memorial to veterans. Located on Pattison Avenue, the monument includes bronze plaques representing the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and POW/MIA. Surrounding the memorial are seven poles that display the American, army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and POW/MIA flags, which fly year-round.
13 drinking locations with two fountains at each location (total of 26 water fountains); each drinking location has one standard and one accessible fountain.