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August 27, 2007 | By Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Jim Thome first walked onto the field at Citizens Bank Park, he had a sensation akin to that of a very hungry man entering a bakery and picking up the scent of a buttercream layer cake. Something was in the air, and he knew he was going to like it. Thome, who hit 47 home runs in 2003, the Phillies' last year at the Vet, still remembers that first batting practice, on April 3, 2004, as the ball club prepared to open its brand-new stadium with an exhibition game. "The ball carried really well," Thome recalled on a June visit with his current team, the Chicago White Sox. Really well.
NEWS
November 22, 2011
The rematch of last season's Flyers Cup AAA championship will take place at Citizens Bank Park on Jan. 4 as part of the Winter Classic festivities. Malvern Prep announced on Tuesday that it would face La Salle at 5 p.m. at the home of the Phillies. The game will be followed by Neumann University vs. Penn State. In last year's Flyers Cup, the Explorers downed Malvern Prep, 3-2, in overtime at the Wells Fargo Center, before falling to Pittsburgh's Upper St. Clair in the state final.
SPORTS
May 14, 2014 | By Jake Kaplan, Daily News Staff Writer
IN THE 2 1/2 years since he last played with the Phillies, Raul Ibanez has been a playoff hero for the Yankees, experienced a third stint with the Mariners and, at the age of 41, signed a 1-year deal with the Angels. He has not, however, been back to Citizens Bank Park. The Yankees didn't visit South Philly in 2012, nor did the Mariners last season, so tonight is Ibanez's first game back in town since he left. He's looking forward to it. "I think it will be great to get back there," he said before a recent game against Washington at Nationals Park.
SPORTS
April 2, 2013 | BY KIMBERLY SLAVEN, Daily News Staff Writer
THE PHILLIES play the Kansas City Royals on Friday in the 2013 home opener. Here's a guide to the 2013 season down at Citizens Bank Park. NEW FOOD * Federal Donuts (Ashburn Alley): Indulge in Philly's latest food sensation: fried chicken and doughnuts. * Alley Brewing Company (Ashburn Alley): A beer garden has finally made its way to the ballpark, featuring Alley Brewing Company Lager, made exclusively for Citizens Bank Park. * Gluten-Free Stand (Behind Section 136)
SPORTS
March 29, 2013 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
The Phillies will play two exhibition games this weekend against the Toronto Blue Jays at Citizens Bank Park. Friday's game begins at 7:05 p.m. Ashburn Alley opens at 4:35 p.m. and gates open at 5:35. Friday's game will be on The Comcast Network. Saturday's game is 1:05 p.m., with Ashburn Alley opening at 10:35 a.m. and gates opening at 11:05 a.m. Saturday's game will be on PHL17. Both games will be on WPHT (1210-AM) and WIP (94.1-FM). Tickets are available for both games, at www.phillies.com or by calling 215-463-1000.
SPORTS
October 6, 2008
Expect the price for tickets to the National League Championship Series at Citizens Bank Park, at least on the secondary market, to jump more than 50 percent from their average for the previous series. StubHub suggested last Thursday that the average price for a Phillies ticket for the NLCS would be $222. Tickets into the NLDS at the park averaged around $145. Dodgers tickets, as of last Thursday's report, figured to sell for an average of $142. Tickets to see the Rays, if they advance, will average $105.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2012 | Chuck Darrow
Outlet: Hatfield Grill, behind sections 135 and 136. We went: Pregame, 6:13 p.m. Wait: None. Order: The No. 2, a double cheeseburger with a side of fries. Cost: $8.50. Phindings: As the Phoodmeister strolled the concourse at Citizens Bank Park earlier this week, he pondered a heretofore unpondered question: Can you get a decent hamburger in our red-spattered slice of baseball heaven? We sought our answer at the establishment named, of course, for the venerable purveyor of meat.
SPORTS
December 16, 2011 | BY ZACH BERMAN, bermanz@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - Come Jan. 2, when the Flyers and Rangers play the Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies' home ballpark will be transformed into an homage to outdoor hockey. The NHL's signature regular-season event will appear seamlessly integrated into a facility specifically erected to provide an optimal baseball-viewing experience. The bulk of the preparation responsibilities fall on the shoulders of Don Renzulli, the NHL's senior vice president of events. In April, he started overseeing biweekly logistical planning meetings with about 50 people in the largest conference room on the 14th floor in the NHL's New York offices.
SPORTS
April 1, 2006 | By Rob Parent INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sometime during his formative years in Roxborough, perhaps Phillies president David Montgomery played a game or two of wall-ball. At least that's the way it looked yesterday at the newly angled Citizens Bank Park, with Montgomery chairing a contingent of Phillies brass standing in the left-field corner of the park, and bouncing a baseball off the wall in various locations. No one was taking score, but they were taking notes. Soon enough, they'll see the new way the ball bounces in left field themselves.
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SPORTS
April 22, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Peter Bourjos stepped out of the batter's box Wednesday night and watched his high fly ball drift toward the stands. David Wright charged over from third base, positioning himself to grab the third out of the 11th inning. Bourjos had seen Wright make this play before. The inning was over, he figured. Wright reached for the ball, but it landed just out of his reach, bounced off a metal advertisement box and fell into the crowd at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies had hope. And a pitch later they had a 5-4 win over the New York Mets as Bourjos beat out an infield single, scoring Freddy Galvis from third.
SPORTS
April 21, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Vince Velasquez had not allowed a run this season in his first 15 innings. His first two starts with the Phillies were nearly perfect. A night like Tuesday's 11-1 loss to the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park seemed as if it was bound to happen. The Mets tagged Velasquez for a pair of home runs (on a night when they hit six) just 10 days after the pitcher had blanked them for six innings. The righthander allowed five runs - two of which were earned - in 41/3 innings. Velasquez threw just 74 pitches, perhaps still a bit worn out from firing a career-high 113 pitches five days earlier.
SPORTS
April 20, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Jerad Eickhoff's first full season in the majors will be filled with tests. He will log more innings than ever before. He will face teams for the second, third, or fourth time. And he will face adversity, from which the Phillies will allow Eickhoff to find his way out. Monday night's 5-2 loss to the Mets brought Eickhoff his latest challenge. Eickhoff walked opposing pitcher Noah Syndergaard with one out in the seventh inning, putting runners on first and second. The 25-year-old had already fired 91 pitches.
SPORTS
April 19, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
The bases were empty with two outs in the 10th inning Sunday, and manager Pete Mackanin opted to allow Jeanmar Gomez to face Bryce Harper. The manager knew the risk. Harper had homered in three straight games. Then he made it four straight. Gomez offered Harper a full-count fastball, and Harper rocked it to right-center field, pushing the Nationals to a one-run lead in an eventual 3-2 Phillies win. It was Harper's sixth straight game in Philadelphia with a home run, tying a mark for visiting players set by Ernie Banks in 1955.
SPORTS
April 19, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
In the season's first two weeks, the Phillies received more production from the No. 9 spot in the lineup than what their leadoff hitters mustered. The manager batted Freddy Galvis first on Sunday "for lack of a better option" and, naturally, Galvis stood at the plate in the most decisive moment of a 3-2 comeback win over Washington. He was the perfect hitter to oppose Jonathan Papelbon. The diminutive but aggressive shortstop swung at a fastball, high and outside. The ball sailed over Jayson Werth's head in left.
SPORTS
April 18, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Aaron Nola placed his glove on his hip and turned to his side as an 8-1 loss to Washington on Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park continued to unravel. The Phillies pitcher followed the path of the baseball as it rocketed off Bryce Harper's bat, sneaked inside the right-field foul pole, and crashed into Section 106. There was not much more for Nola to see as he turned toward home plate and waited for a new baseball. His miserable night was now even worse. The righthander allowed a career-high seven runs, the final two of which scored on Harper's homer in the fifth.
SPORTS
April 18, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
The digital clock installed on the facade of Harry the K's restaurant, below the left-field scoreboard at Citizens Bank Park is just one indicator of a changing game. Baseball is not timed, although it is not difficult to imagine a day when it is. In the minor leagues, pitchers are bound to a 20-second clock between pitches. The umpire can call a ball or strike if the pitcher or hitter is not ready on time. We want everything faster. The smartphone era is immediate. The game's rising velocity mirrors a generation's desire for speed.
NEWS
April 18, 2016 | By Mike Newall, Columnist
It's one of those wouldn't-it-be-cool type of ideas that usually comes around the third beer. A Philly World Cup soccer tournament. Just like the real World Cup, with 32 teams and squads from across the city representing different countries. Citywide elimination games, and a championship game and festival at Citizens Bank Park. A way to bring neighborhoods together. To make the city feel a little smaller, a little tighter. It could become a tradition - with bragging rights all year.
SPORTS
April 17, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
After enjoying strong starting pitching in the previous six games, including several lights-out efforts, the Phillies were pounded by a Washington Nationals team that looks like it means business this season. Making quick work of starter Jeremy Hellickson, the Nationals defeated the Phillies, 9-1, Friday before 22,624 at Citizens Bank Park. That snapped a modest three-game winning streak for the Phillies (5-6), while the Nationals (8-1) have won six in a row. Where are the San Diego Padres when you need them?
SPORTS
April 17, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Friday marked the 69th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers and the occasion was celebrated by every team. The Phillies held a pregame tribute and all MLB players wore No. 42. This is a day of deep appreciation and pride for major-league players, especially African Americans. "Everything he went through, the adversities, the turmoil, it is not easy for somebody to do that," Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard said before the game against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park.
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