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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.
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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.
NEWS
June 9, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Home of the Phillies will become home of the Dragons on Saturday. For the first time in about two decades, Drexel University will hold a universitywide commencement ceremony, and its venue will be Citizens Bank Park. It's also a first for the park; the Phillies home field has never been used for a university graduation before. Instead of seeing Ryan Howard hit a home run, graduates and their families will get advice from commencement speaker Donna Shalala, former U.S. secretary of health and human services.
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.
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September 20, 2016
ISSUE | BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Following The Boss on a long, wild ride Ilene Raymond Rush's commentary perfectly expressed the connection of many Springsteen fans to Bruce (" Connected to Bruce, from the very start ," Wednesday). Like Rush, I'm 61 and have been enjoying the E Street Band's music for about 40 years. I saw him perform in small venues when I had hair and was mesmerized by his music and lyrics before he made the covers of Time and Newsweek and exploded into stardom.
SPORTS
September 20, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
The Phillies had intended to use this weekend as the beginning of a farewell for Ryan Howard, whose time with the only franchise he's ever known had dwindled to mere weeks. Instead, Howard had his bothersome left knee drained Sunday. The team believes Howard can play again this season, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said, and they are hopeful he is healthy enough to return by Tuesday. The Phillies are off Monday; they have five remaining games at Citizens Bank Park that bookend a seven-game road trip.
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September 19, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
For months, in batting cages across the country, Steve Henderson has preached to his Phillies hitters. Hunt the fastball, the hitting coach said. A hitter is not established in the majors until he can handle a fastball, and the Phillies are full of unestablished hitters. They clobbered five hits Saturday in the five-run first inning of a 8-0 romp over Miami at Citizens Bank Park. All five of the hits were on Jose Urena fastballs. Cesar Hernandez singled. Odubel Herrera doubled. Tommy Joseph singled.
SPORTS
September 19, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
A little more than a year ago, Ryan Howard's left knee was so swollen that he required a trip to the emergency room to drain the fluid from it. There were no immediate indications that Howard's current knee injury, which forced the Phillies to remove him from the lineup two hours before first pitch Saturday night, is as serious. But given the first baseman's history with knee problems, it could be a problem that lingers over the season's final two weeks. The Phillies had planned to play Howard all weekend, plus the final weekend of the season, a chance for the home fans at Citizens Bank Park to bid him farewell.
SPORTS
September 18, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Third baseman Maikel Franco was out of the Phillies starting lineup Friday night at Citizens Bank Park against the Miami Marlins, and it had nothing to do with a recent thumb injury Manager Pete Mackanin said Franco needed a break because his swing was out of sync. "The poor guy is scuffling," Mackanin said before the game. "He is swinging wild again. " A sore right thumb recently caused Franco to miss three full games and have just one plate appearance in two others. He returned to the starting lineup Monday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
SPORTS
September 18, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
With nothing to play for but good old fashioned pride, the Phillies dealt a blow to a team that is still playing somewhat meaningful baseball. Jimmy Paredes' RBI single over a drawn-in infield with one out in the 13th inning provided the Phillies with a 4-3 win over the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. Besides wiping out the sour taste of Thursday's 15-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Phillies also hurt the Marlins' ever slimmer postseason chances. Miami began the day four games out of the second wild-card spot.
SPORTS
September 17, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Pete Mackanin filled out his lineup card before Thursday night's 15-2 loss to Pittsburgh and left off the name of Ryan Howard. But that will change on Friday. The majority of the playing time over the season's final 15 games will belong to Howard as the team bids farewell to the last remaining player from the 2008 World Series champions. It is a change of tone from earlier this month when Mackanin said he would cut back on Howard's playing time to get a better look at Tommy Joseph.
SPORTS
September 16, 2016
The Phillies will start next season where they started 2016 and they will end with a glut of home games at Citizens Bank Park. Major League Baseball released its 2017 schedule on Wednesday, a schedule that includes a second straight opening day - April 3, 2017 - in Cincinnati and 16 of the Phillies' final 19 games at home. The most brutal stretch of the schedule is in early August, when the Phillies will play 13 games in Western or Mountain time zones over a 20-day span. National League East teams are paired with American League West teams next season in interleague play, which makes for longer travel.
SPORTS
September 15, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Jorge Alfaro spent the last five months preparing for the moment he faced in the seventh inning of a 5-3 loss to Pittsburgh on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park. The catching prospect worked each afternoon this season with double-A manager Dusty Wathan. It helped, Alfaro said, to have a minor-league manager who happened to be a former catcher. Wathan gave Alfaro daily lessons in the catcher's art of calling pitches. There is little question that Alfaro can hit. He batted .285 with a .783 OPS this season at Reading.
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September 15, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
Monday marked four weeks since Aaron Nola had been injected with platelet-rich plasma in his right elbow, and he celebrated by seeing a Phillies team doctor. Nola will not pitch again this season, but the Phillies want him to eventually restart a throwing program so they can ascertain whether a non-surgical plan will work. There is no date for Nola to pick up a baseball again. Nola said the team will go week to week in deciding his status. "It feels good," Nola said Tuesday. "No pain like there was before, which is nice.
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