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).
Ashburn Alley & Fan Features
Festive outfield entertainment area named after Phillies Hall of Famer and former broadcaster Richie "Whitey" Ashburn; 625' in length covering 50,000 square feet. Area opens two hours before the start of each home game so fans can watch batting practice. A 10-foot tall bronze statue of Ashburn running the bases is located in center field.
- Right Field: The Yard, a 13,000-square-foot interactive kids' baseball experience complete with Citizens Bank Park Phan Field (a 70-foot Astroturf-covered field), a Hatfield Franks Hot Dog Launcher, a 30-foot Phanatic Climbing Wall, Bullpen pitching area, and ice cream bar. Also located in this area is the Ballpark app check-in desk.
- Left Field Plaza: Fans can take photos with oversized World Series trophies, as well as statues featuring Phillies retired numbers. Phillies championship banners are also on display, as well as the Phillies Wall of Fame presented by Toyota. Also featured: Boardwalk Eats, a concession area with boardwalk-style concessions, the popular Bull's BBQ, and Harry the K's Broadcast Bar & Grille, a bi-level restaurant under the left field scoreboard.
- Other Alley highlights: Phillies All-Star Walk, bi-level bullpens, Rooftop Bleacher seats, the '47 Alley Store, and more food options.
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 2019, Citizens Bank Park has hosted 24 concerts. On August 25, 2005, Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band had the honor of being the first to perform at the ballpark.
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.
Thirty-four Hall of Famers (Phillies, Philadelphia Athletics and Native Sons) are honored in this area of the Hall of Fame Club.
Premium seating area located behind home plate on Field Level; 1,281 wide, padded seats that include in-seat wait service. Guests also have use of the Diamond Clubhouse Lounge.
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
A 2,500-seat premium seating area that 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
Neon Liberty Bell swings and rings after Phillies home runs; the 50' high by 35' wide Bell is suspended 100' above street level. It was produced by Capitol Manufacturing.
Located adjacent to the Third Base Gate, the expansive team store featuring official Phillies merchandise is open year-round, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On game days with a start time of 1:35 p.m. or earlier, the store can only be accessed from the concourse with a game ticket. The store is closed on major holidays. Enter from inside the park during events (behind Section 134) or outside during non-event times (on Citizens Bank Way).
- 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.
Citizens Bank, $95 million over 25 years; $57.5 million for naming rights and $37.5 million for the Phillies broadcast media package.
Protective netting extends past both dugouts to Section 115 and Section 132. The protective netting behind the dugouts is 12 feet high and features state-of-the-art "field green" material to minimize obstruction of views.
21,000 spaces in the Sports Complex.
Pass and Stow
A new area adjacent to the Third Base Plaza that features an outdoor beer garden and 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. Opens two hours before the start of each home game, and remains open until post-game.
Other highlights include the iconic 19-foot high Liberty Bell that was once located atop Veterans Stadium. The newly refurbished bell is prominently displayed as fans approach the ballpark, providing yet another photo opportunity.
Pass and Stow is an 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.
Public Restroom Facilities
Total of 61; 24 women; 24 men; 13 family. All restrooms have a baby-changing table.
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 games and throughout the Delaware Valley, entertaining young and old, with over 700 community appearances annually.
Red Goes Green
The Phillies' Red Goes Green program at Citizens Bank Park is in partnership with Aramark and Spectra.
- To offset the carbon footprint created by the team's utility power usage at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies have purchased over 20 million kilowatt-hours of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) each season, matching 100% of electricity usage with wind generation. 2019 is the 12th straight calendar year that the Phillies have purchased 100% renewable energy.
- The Phillies' Red Goes Green Team, presented by Waste Management, is led by the Phillies Ballgirls and consists of volunteers from local organizations who collect cans and bottles throughout the seating bowl during home games.
- There are over 100 recyclable containers placed throughout the ballpark for fans to utilize in recycling efforts.
- Food waste from all Phillies kitchens is composted through W.B. Saul High School's "Henry Got Compost" student composting initiative.
- Food that has been prepared, but not sold or served at concession stands, is donated to local shelters and soup kitchens through Rock and Wrap It Up!
- For each home run hit by a Phillies player during the season, a tree is planted as part of Home Runs for Trees, a partnership with PGW and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Over 1,000 trees have been planted in the Delaware Valley since the inception of this program.
Capacity: 42,792; Color of seats: Sapphire blue; Hussey Seating Co. Seats are angled toward the infield and equipped with cup holders.
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.
Shake Shack's Sit-Down Restaurant Experience
For the first time, Shake Shack has brought its sit-down restaurant experience to a sports venue, with seating for 120 fans. This popular modern-day "roadside" burger stand now serves its classic burgers, crinkle-cut fries, hand-spun shakes and more at the ballpark. More than 6,000 square feet, Shake Shack is adjacent to the Third Base Plaza.
Smoking is not permitted inside Citizens Bank Park.
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.
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.
Spectra by Comcast Spectacor.
13 drinking locations with two fountains at each location (total of 26 water fountains); each drinking location has one standard and one accessible fountain.