The Phillies host the Atlanta Braves this weekend for a four-game series (July 28-31). Below is what's planned at Citizens Bank Park; plus, prepare for your visit by checking out What's New at the Ballpark in food, fashion and fandom.On Friday, July 28, the 10th annual Fiat Italian Heritage Celebration
The Phillies host the Atlanta Braves this weekend for a four-game series (July 28-31). Below is what's planned at Citizens Bank Park; plus, prepare for your visit by checking out What's New at the Ballpark in food, fashion and fandom.
On Friday, July 28, the 10th annual Fiat Italian Heritage Celebration will take place at the 7:05 p.m. Phillies-Braves game. Fans are invited to enjoy great music and entertainment:
Fans purchasing tickets to the celebration through the Theme Nights Page will receive a limited-edition Phillies hat in the colors of the Italian flag.
On Saturday, July 29, before the 7:05 p.m. Phillies game vs. the Braves, Arlinda Griffin will perform the National Anthem. Griffin, a kidney and pancreas transplant recipient from North Philadelphia, will be accompanied on-field by Mary Smith, the mother of Eric Smith, Griffin's donor, who was a graduate of Temple University's Fox School of Business and was working at Lockheed Martin when he died.
Five-time Grammy nominee, Hunter Hayes, will perform an on-field, postgame concert at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday. The concert is part of the Phillies fourth annual Country Music Night. The event will take place approximately 25 minutes after that night's 7:05 p.m. Phillies-Braves game.
Each game ticket is also a concert ticket - no additional purchase is required to attend the postgame concert. Fans can enhance the experience by purchasing a field pass to enjoy the concert from the infield. Field passes cost $20 in addition to the price of the game ticket.
Also on Saturday, beginning at 5:05 p.m. and continuing through the sixth inning, fans 21 and over are invited to stop by the Budweiser Rooftop at Citizens Bank Park for Bud & Burger Night featuring Budweiser giveaways, entertainment and specials on Budweiser aluminum bottles and drafts. Joe DeCamara from SportsRadio 94WIP will be doing a meet and greet with fans on the Budweiser Rooftop from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
On Sunday, July 30, kids 14 & under will receive a Community Energy Phanatic Solar Bobble Body giveaway at all gates for the 1:35 p.m. Phillies-Braves game. This special Phanatic solar bobble dances when under light!
Plus, fans can bid on signed, new and game-used items in the Phillies Charities, Inc. auction through the Ballpark app ending on Sunday, July 30. Items will be on display at the First Base Gate Plaza on Sunday.
Broadway star Jessica Vosk, who is currently playing Elphaba in the hit show, "Wicked," at the Academy of Music until August 27 as part of Broadway Philadelphia, will perform the National Anthem on Monday, July 31, before the 12:35 p.m. Phillies game against the Braves.
Campers counselors are invited to Phillies Summer Camp Day on Monday! Following the game, children 14 years and under are invited to go onto the field and run the bases as part of Nemours Kids Run the Bases. This will be the last Nemours Kids Run the Bases event of the season.
Also, fans can head out of the office and enjoy an afternoon of baseball at the Citizens Bank Business Persons Special. It's a great way to kick back with coworkers or entertain a client.
Gate Openings: Ashburn Alley opens two hours prior to game time; all gates open one and a half hours prior to game time.
Fandom: Check-in using Ballpark, Citizens Bank Park's official mobile app, to receive special offers for retail, concessions and more. Also, follow the action via @Phillies on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat.
Broadcast: For the most up-to-date TV broadcast schedule, please go to Phillies.com. MLB.TV and SportsRadio 94WIP will host all games during the season. CSN Philly will stream the games, as well as the pre- and post-game shows, on www.csnphilly.com and on the NBC Sports app.
Traffic: Fans should be aware of dual events taking place at the sports complex on Saturday, July 29; Tom Petty will perform at 8 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center. Please monitor traffic to avoid any road closures and/or delays. Log on to www.511pa.com, www.511nj.org or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions. Transit services are also available; for a SEPTA schedule please visit www.septa.org.