Top Things to Know: Phillies vs. Nationals (6/22-23)

Grand opening of Miller Lite Liberty Landing with Phillies alumni!

June 21st, 2021

Plus, Phillies All-Star Students Night & celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rick Wise’s no-hitter!

The Phillies host the Washington Nationals for a two-game series on June 22-23 at Citizens Bank Park. Here’s a look at some of the game highlights and promotions featured at the ballpark.

Also, please be aware of updated safety guidelines. Fans who are unvaccinated are strongly encouraged to continue wearing masks at all times.

1) Celebrate the grand opening of Miller Lite Liberty Landing, a new area in Ashburn Alley (located under Harry the K’s, built into the left field scoreboard structure), on Tuesday, June 22, before the 7:05 p.m. game. Festivities begin when gates open at 5:35 p.m. and continue until 6:50 p.m.
• Phillies alumni Tommy Greene, Greg Luzinski, Mickey Morandini and Milt Thompson will take photos with fans in front of the Miller Lite can mural.
• Fans 21 and older can enjoy free samplings of Vizzy Hard Seltzer varieties.
• Miller Lite ambassadors will give out t-shirts to fans 21 and older.
• Local musician, Tom Curtis Jr. will provide live entertainment.
• During the game, fans are invited to this new space to get their favorite cocktail or beer, as well as enjoy the fantastic views of the field and Ashburn Alley!

2) Also happening on Tuesday, is Phillies All-Star Students Night. The Phillies are celebrating students who are going above and beyond both inside and outside of the classroom during the 4th annual All-Star Students Night. The Phillies will recognize 10 students, nominated by their teachers, to honor as All-Star Students.

3) Wednesday, June 23, features the 50th anniversary of Rick Wise’s no-hitter at the 1:05 p.m. Citizens Businesspersons Special game. In honor of his no-hitter on June 23, 1971, against the Cincinnati Reds at Riverfront Stadium, Rick Wise will be recognized before the game and throw the ceremonial first pitch.

4) Featured this series is Toyota’s Frontline Heroes Phanatic Dance, taking place during the fifth inning of every game. Among the frontline workers taking part are Kate Mikulka, registered nurse (Tuesday) and Lauren Petrini, pediatric anesthesiologist (Wednesday).

5) Also happening this series, local service members will be honored as Rothman Hometown Heroes during the third inning. SSgt Christopher Ryan, Pennsylvania Air National Guard (Tuesday) and SSgt Geoffrey M. Williams, US Army (Wednesday) will be recognized.

6) All series, enjoy great deals at the New Era Phillies Team Store! From June 22-24, get the Rhys Hoskins Home Pinstripe Replica Jersey by Majestic for only $40 (while supplies last).

7) Last chance for Google MLB All-Star Balloting! Fans can vote daily for the 2021 Google MLB All-Star Ballot and push Rhys Hoskins, Jean Segura, J.T. Realmuto and Bryce Harper to the top this summer and send them to Colorado! Voting concludes at 3:59 p.m. on Thursday, June 24. The All-Star Game presented by Mastercard will be held on Tuesday, July 13, and broadcast on FOX. Vote on or on Google by searching “MLB Vote.”

Other need-to-know information:

Mobile Ticketing: Access your tickets in the free MLB Ballpark app before coming to the game. If you purchased tickets with the same email address you used to log in to the Ballpark app, your tickets will automatically appear in the “Tickets Tab.” Once at Citizens Bank Park, connect to “FreePhilliesWiFi” to allow for a better experience. Have your ticket ready on your phone before going through the metal detectors. Apple users are strongly encouraged to add their tickets to the Apple Wallet.
Broadcast: Both games will be broadcast on NBCSP, 94 WIP and WTTM 1680, as well as available via live stream for authenticated subscribers on NBC Sports Philadelphia’s MyTeams app. Wednesday’s game will also be broadcast on MLBN (out-of-market only).
Traffic Alert! Due to I-95 lane closures scheduled for construction throughout the series, your commute to Citizens Bank Park may be impacted. Plan ahead for travel and expect delays. Log on to, www.511nj.orgor call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions. Transit services are also available; for a SEPTA schedule, please visit
Gate Openings: All gates open 90 minutes prior to game time.
Parking Lot Openings: Tailgating lots (M & N) will open 5 hours prior to first pitch and non-tailgating lots will open 3 hours prior.
Prohibited Items: To ensure the safety of our guests, glass bottles, cans, hard-sided, soft-sided and Styrofoam coolers, thermoses and open containers may not be brought into the ballpark. Check out the Phillies Guest Code of Conduct for additional information.
Fandom: Fans can stay informed by following @PhilliesCBP on Twitter and liking the official Citizens Bank Park Facebook page. Fans can also follow @Phillies on social media.