The Cincinnati Reds are coming to town for a three-game series against the Phillies on August 13-15 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. In accordance with the City of Philadelphia, the Phillies have reimplemented indoor mask mandates, regardless of vaccination status, for indoor spaces including the Diamond Club (except while actively eating or drinking), New Era Phillies Team Store, ’47 Alley Store, elevators, and restrooms. Fans who are unvaccinated are strongly encouraged to continue wearing masks at all times when attending a game at Citizens Bank Park.
1. On Friday, August 13, and Saturday, August 14, the Phillies will be hosting a COVID-19 Vaccination Awareness Day & Clinic with Penn Medicine. Fans will be able to receive one of the two types of COVID-19 vaccines offered, which will both be free and available only to ticketed guests: a one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine (18 and older) or the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (12 and older) at the Suite Patio, and those that do will receive two free tickets to a Phillies game, a concession credit for a free hot dog and soda, and giveaway. In addition, fans will be able to get information and questions answered about the COVID-19 vaccine. For more information, visit Phillies.com/vaccinate.
2. Before the 7:05 p.m. on Friday, August 13, actor Jeremy Piven, who played Ari Gold on the series Entourage, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
• Budweiser Folds of Honor Night will also take place before and during the game. As part of the festivities, Jenna McCrea, Folds of Honor Pennsylvania Recipient, will be honored by throwing out a ceremonial first pitch and making the Budweiser Folds of Honor Base Change in the third inning. Folds of Honor is a non-profit military charity whose singular mission is to provide educational scholarships to the spouses and children of military service members who have either fallen or been disabled in their military service.
• Plus, it is Phillies Phitness Night presented by GIANT, featuring a ceremonial first pitch by Scott Newhall, physical education teacher in the Mullica Township School District, and a special fifth inning dance with Brian Martino, health and physical education teacher at John F. Kennedy Elementary School.
3. On Saturday, August 14, children 14 and under will receive a Bryce Harper T-Shirt presented by Rothman Orthopaedics at the 4:05 p.m. game. Before the game, Dr. Alexander Vaccaro, President of Rothman Orthopaedics, will make a ceremonial first pitch.
• Also happening, retired CS2 Ryan MacGlaughlin will be honored as the Rothman Hometown Hero and change a base during the third inning. MacGlaughlin received the Coast Guard Achievement Medal for his 20 years of service.
4. Fans 15 and over will receive a Sustainable Water Bottle presented by PGW on Sunday, August 15, at the 1:05 p.m. game.
• Plus, actress Maggie Q, who plays Anna Dutton in the new movie The Protégé, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
• Bob Crawford, National President of Warriors Watch Riders, will be honored as the Rothman Hometown Hero and change a base during the third inning.
• During the fifth inning, Kristen Funk, emergency room nurse at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Langhorne, PA, will participate in Toyota’s Frontline Heroes Phanatic Dance.
4. Last chance to bid on items signed by Phillies legends Cliff Lee, Charlie Manuel, Jimmy Rollins, Carlos Ruiz, Chase Utley and more, all part of the Phillies Charities, Inc. Auction! The auction is available via the MLB Ballpark App (iOS and Android devices only) and closes on Monday, August 16, at noon.
Other need-to-know information:
- Pre-paid Parking: Fans driving to Citizens Bank Park are encouraged to order a pre-paid parking pass at Phillies.com. Tailgating lots (M & N) will open 5 hours prior to first pitch and non-tailgating lots will open 3 hours prior.
- Mobile Ticketing: Access your tickets in the free MLB Ballpark app before coming to the game. Apple users are strongly encouraged to add their tickets to the Apple Wallet. If you purchased tickets with the same email address 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.
- Broadcast: All 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. The game on Saturday, August 14, will also be broadcast on FS1.
- Gate Openings: All gates open 90 minutes prior to game time.
- 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.
- Traffic: 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.