Phillies Baseball Back at Citizens Bank Park This Weekend

From the On-Deck game vs. Baltimore Orioles to the first ever Phillies Futures Series Game presented by PGW, 5 reasons this weekend is a can't miss; plus, college students can see the game for free on Saturday!

Starting on Friday - they're back and ready to play.

This weekend, Citizens Bank Park hosts the Phillies final spring training games. On Friday, April 1, the Philadelphia Phillies will take on the Baltimore Orioles at 6:05 p.m. for the first game of 2016 at Citizens Bank Park. Then on Saturday, April 2, at 1:05 p.m. the Phillies major league roster will play ball against the Phillies top prospects, many named on the 2016 MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects list, during the first-ever Phillies Futures Series Game presented by PGW at the ballpark. For a full roster and event lineup, go here.

Below are 5 reasons why Citizens Bank Park is the place to be this weekend.

  1. Phillies player and prospect fan interaction around the ballpark.

Starting when the gates open, fans will be surprised by prospect and player visits around the ballpark.

Friday, Ashburn Alley opens at 4:05 p.m. All gates open at 4:35 p.m.

Saturday, all gates open at 11:05 a.m.

  1. New 2016 giveaway at each game.

Friday, all fans will get a DraftKings 2016 Schedule Magnet.

Saturday, all children 14 & under will receive a PGW Phillies Futures Series Fathead.

  1. Fan prizes & autograph stations.

There will be a prize given away every inning on Saturday during the Phillies Futures Game presented by PGW. Plus, before both games, fans can find some of their favorite Phillies around the ballpark.

  1. College students get in for FREE on Saturday.

If you're a college student, just bring a valid college ID to the Citizens Bank Park ticket windows on Saturday and you can watch the game for FREE. It's a great chance to see the stars of today and tomorrow in a very special game - and a great activity before the Villanova Final Four game later that evening!

  1. Concession discounts. Use the Ballpark App.

Fans can find out what's new in food, fashion, and fandom here and receive special discounts through new iBeacon technology using the Ballpark app at Citizens Bank Park. Users with their Bluetooth and location services enabled on their iOS or Android devices will receive notifications through the app with special offers for retail, concessions, and more.

Both games will be broadcast on The Comcast Network, MLB.TV and SportsRadio 94WIP.

After the final Spring Training games, the team will return nine days later for Opening Week at Citizens Bank Park, leading off with the Phillies Nemours Home Opener and Budweiser Block Party on Monday, April 11 against the San Diego Padres.