Countdown to Opening Day! Phillies & Aramark reveal what’s new at Citizens Bank Park for 2022 season

Ryan Howard brings Colbie’s Southern Kissed Chicken to the ballpark; Plus, Ocean City’s Manco & Manco, KLYR Rum among new menu items And... plans revealed for Season Opening festivities!

April 4th, 2022

With just four days until National League MVP Bryce Harper and the 2022 Phillies make their big return for Opening Week at Citizens Bank Park, team and Aramark officials revealed all the exciting new foods, fan gear, special events, giveaways and more that will be part of this season’s ballpark experience.

“What an amazing time to be a Phillies fan – not only because of our exciting lineup on the field, but also for the entire game day experience,” said Phillies Executive Vice President David Buck. “This Friday, we look forward to celebrating the start of the season as we host the first of several weekend matchups and fan events. Adding to the fun atmosphere is our enhanced ballpark menu and exclusive team gear that we know our fans are going to enjoy.”


The Phillies announced plans for season opening festivities on April 8-10, which includes the ballpark-wide recognition of NL MVP Bryce Harper:

· On Friday, April 8, the Phillies are kicking off the season with Opening Day presented by Nemours Children's Health with a Fleece Headband for all fans. Highlights include the return of a very special tradition: the leadoff walk of players, who will make their way from Ashburn Alley onto the field. Singing the national anthem will be Kane Kalas, son of the late Phillies Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Kalas. Dan Baker will also be celebrating his 50th season as the Phillies’ iconic public address announcer and will throw out the first pitch. More fun includes the Budweiser Block Party at the Third Base Plaza.

· On Saturday, April 9, the Phillies will formally recognize National League MVP Bryce Harper on McDonald’s Opening Night, with Hall of Famer and three-time MVP Mike Schmidt taking the field to help with the honors. All fans 15 and over receive a Bryce Harper MV3 T-Shirt.

· On Sunday, it’s Cavity Busters Kids Opening Day, with kids taking part in honorary pregame activities, including presenting Bryce Harper and Nick Castellanos with their Silver Slugger Awards. Children 14 and under receive a Phillies Windbreaker.

· Opening Weekend will also be the first time to #RingTheBell! 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, 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 Phillies also provided the first look of 2022 promotions and Theme Nights, as well as a preview of player, Phanatic and Phillies-themed giveaways. Highlights include the Citizens Phanatic Birthday, XFINITY Fireworks, Postgame Concert Series presented by Jim Beam, Alumni Weekend, Star Wars™ Theme Night benefitting Stand Up to Cancer, and more. Details can be found at


Debuting at the ballpark, for the 2022 season!

An Ocean City tradition is coming to Ashburn Alley, it’s Manco & Manco…the First and Last Name in Pizza! Serving everyone’s favorite thin crust pizza, the same way they have been since 1956. Plain, pepperoni and a series special will be available fresh out of the oven.

Using only the freshest ingredients and backed by its commitment to true hospitality, Colbie’s Southern Kissed Chicken is the most exciting quick-service restaurant in decades, and quite frankly delivers the BEST DARN CHICKEN in the restaurant industry! Colbie’s was started in collaboration with Celebrity Top Chef Fabio Viviani, and features fresh, chef-inspired selections, with its leadership roster also including founders Craig and Michael Colby and Phillies’ World Champion Ryan Howard.

Colbie’s will offer fans the best in Southern Style Chicken Sandwiches: The Big Piece (Ryan Howard’s Favorite), sweet Hawaiian bun, garlic aioli, pickles, mild American cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato; Colbie’s Original, sweet Hawaiian bun, garlic aioli and pickles; Nashville Hot, sweet Hawaiian bun, Nashville hot sauce, spicy aioli, pickles, lettuce, tomato and pepper jack cheese; and Peach Spoon Pie.

  • KLYR Rum - Locations throughout the ballpark

A clean, American rum distilled in the heart of Pennsylvania, KLYR will now be available for fans. KLYR Rum is a unique, gluten-free distilled spirit with zero grams of sugar and zero grams of carbohydrates, and it’s lower in calories than other, more sugary rums. Distilled 12 times and filtered 18 times, KLYR is perfect for mixing cocktails or sipping on the rocks. Launched nine months ago, KLYR is rapidly growing its distribution in Pennsylvania, and can now be found at leading wine and spirits stores as well as top bars and restaurants in and around the Philadelphia area.


The Phillies and Aramark have added even more new menu items to the ballpark’s award-winning food lineup:

  • PJ Whelihan’s Wicked Chicken Nachos: Features crisp tortilla chips loaded with shredded cheddar jack, American cheese sauce, scallions, thin-sliced chicken and your choice of PJ's famous sauces. Available at PJ Whelihan’s stand in Ashburn Alley.

· Pass & Stow Sausage Sandwich: House-made sausage, pepper-shooter mayo and arugula. Available at Pass & Stow, Third Base Plaza.

· Peanut Butter & Jelly Burger #DareToPair: A special blend boardwalk burger topped with peanut butter, Jalapeno jelly, American Cheese and bacon on a brioche bun. Available at Boardwalk Eats, Section 142.

· Burnt Ends Cheesesteak: House-smoked brisket ends served on an Amoroso roll topped with smoked Gouda cheese sauce and caramelized onions. Available at Bull’s BBQ, Left Field Plaza.

· Impossible® Cheesesteak: Impossible® meat topped with smoked gouda cheese sauce, tomato jam and crispy onions on an Amoroso roll. Available at the Garden Grill location, behind Section 125.

· Street Nachos: Crisp tortilla chips topped with pickled red onions, jalapenos, cheese sauce, corn salsa and your choice of adobo chicken or Impossible® meat. Available behind Section 139.


Exclusive and official items only at the New Era Phillies Team Store at Citizens Bank Park.

· Jerseys, Phillies Name & Number T-Shirts for New Players: Fans can now represent the team’s newest outfielders Kyle Schwarber and Nick Castellanos on Phillies pinstripes and gray road jerseys by Nike, which can be pressed on site. Also featured and arriving for Opening Day: red Nike Phillies name and number t-shirts.

· Phanatic is Back! The best mascot in sports is now represented in an exciting assortment of new Phillie Phanatic novelties. Highlights include the jumbo pillow pet, a smaller retro version, the study buddy plush, a drawstring backpack, new drinkware and more. Also new for 2022: a Phanatic pin program with a new limited-edition, ballpark-exclusive pin launched each month.

· Opening Day Memorabilia: Exclusive novelty items to commemorate Opening Day 2022, including a baseball, pins, hat and an Opening Day Phanatic t-shirt.


  • Announcing the launch of the 2022 Fightin' Phils Fan Club and new Premium Tier. The inaugural FPFC Premium Tier membership is limited, available while supplies last, and includes two curated bonus gift boxes. Box 1 items include a Fightin' Phils Fan Club baseball hat, pint glass, lawn flag, magnet, and collectible Bryce Harper MV3 baseball. Get all the details here.
  • New for 2022, Cavity Busters will be sponsoring the Cavity Buster’s Nursing Mother’s Lounge located behind section 125 on the main concourse. This clean, easily accessible space provides a quiet, private space for mothers to pump or feed their child.

· On Wednesday, April 13, Beam Suntory will be “relaunching” the Jim Beam Highball Bar on Ashburn Alley with a fun celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony. Fans can expect a celebrity alumni bartender, free samples, and fun giveaways beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Jim Beam Highball location on Ashburn Alley.