Forecast for Phillies home opener

Posted: March 29, 2013

The extended forecasts are out, and Phillies fans fearful of foul weather for the home opener have cause to hope.

And tickets are still available.

Opening Day at Citizens Bank Park is Friday, April 5, when the Phillies take on the Kansas City Royals in a 4:05 p.m. game, with free rally towels part of the festivities.

The forecast calls for "bright sunshine" with a high of 60 and a low of only 50, according to basically agrees, calling for "sunny" with a high of 58, though a low of 43, with a zero percent chance of rain.

Sounds promising for tailgating, too.

Opening Night, Saturday, April 6, looks about the same to, but AccuWeather serves up even more cause for optimism.


The game's at 7:05 p.m., and that afternoon could see a high of 71 - a temperature not seen so far this year - also with "bright sunshine," AccuWeather says.

The nighttime forecast, though, suggests a strong possibility of showers.

The timing of any rain is unclear, though, and, admittedly, forecasts are guesstimates more than a few days away. sees only a 20 percent chance of rain Saturday night.

Rain might still be around on Sunday, when the Phillies give kids a Wiffle ball and bat set, and take on the Royals at 1:05 p.m.

Fans can get Opening Day tickets from the team by ordering a Three Game Pack (also choose another April game, plus one from the rest of the season) or by showing up at noon before the game, when 500 standing-room tickets go on sale at the First Base Gate ticket windows. Limit two per buyer.

Opening Night can be purchased by itself through the Phillies website. Standing-room tickets go on sale at 4 p.m. prior to the game. Fans 14 and under get a small replica of Jimmy Rollins's Gold Glove trophy.

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Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or

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