Chase Utley Returns & More! Top 5 Things to Know for Phillies-Dodgers Series (August 16-18)

Phillies' 2008 World Series Champion Chase Utley, along with the Los Angeles Dodgers, is coming to Citizens Bank Park for a three-game series (August 16-18). Below are some of the must-know highlights when coming to the ballpark.

  1. Special recognition for Chase Utley on Tuesday!

On Tuesday, August 16, former Phillies' second baseman Chase Utley returns to Philadelphia for the first time since being traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. There will be a special recognition of Utley during the game.

Ashburn Alley opens at 5:05 p.m., all gates open at 5:35 p.m. Game time is 7:05 p.m., and will be broadcast on CSN, MLB.TV and SportsRadio 94WIP.

  1. Rock out at The Beatles Night on Tuesday. Plus, write thank you letters to military members.

Also on Tuesday, August 16, be here for The Beatles Night, commemorating the 50th anniversary of their USA Stadium Tour, which took place in Philadelphia at JFK Stadium on August 16, 1966. Highlights include a special Beatles T-Shirt Giveaway Theme Night Ticket Offer available for the first 1,000 purchasers only at phillies.com/themenights.

Plus, the Beatles cover band "Britishmania" will perform in Ashburn Alley 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. Emceeing their performance will be Philadelphia's Larry Kane, the only American to travel to every stop on The Beatles 1964 and 1965 tours. He is a key player in Ron Howard's upcoming film "The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years."

Plus, stop by Section 136 (outside of the Majestic Clubhouse Store) to write thank you notes to military members. The notes will be mailed over the holidays and included in care packages being sent to active military that are deployed.

  1. Andres Blanco will be presented with the Heart and Hustle Award on Wednesday. Plus, RBI All-Star softball and baseball teams to be recognized.

On Wednesday, August 17, Andres Blanco will be presented with the Phillies 2016 Heart and Hustle Award by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) before the 7:05 p.m. game on-field. This award honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and traditions of the game. The Heart and Hustle Award is also the only award in Major League Baseball that is voted on by former players.

Also on Wednesday, three Phillies RBI All-Star softball teams and two Phillies RBI All-Star baseball teams will be recognized pregame on-field.

Ashburn Alley opens at 5:05 p.m., all gates open at 5:35 p.m. Game time is 7:05 p.m. The game will be presented on CSN, MLB.TV and SportsRadio 94WIP.

  1. Celebrate Country Music Night on Thursday with the first-ever on-field postgame concert at Citizens Bank Park featuring country music star Chase Rice!

Country music star Chase Rice is performing the first ever, on-field postgame concert at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday, August 18. The event is part of the 3rd Annual Phillies Country Music Night, and will take place after that night's game.

Each game ticket is also a concert ticket - no additional purchase is required to attend the postgame concert.

Fans can enhance their experience by purchasing a concert field pass package, allowing a limited number of fans to enjoy the show from the infield by the stage. This exclusive package also includes a pair of Phillies Country Music Night Cowboy Boot Beverage Koozies (pictured, right), and is available for just $20 in addition to the standard ticket price.

Ashburn Alley opens at 5:05 p.m., all gates open at 5:35 p.m. Game time is 7:05 p.m. The game will be presented on TCN, MLB.TV and SportsRadio 94WIP.

  1. Temple University athlete-autograph signing on Thursday! Plus, ceremonial first pitch by Dancing with the Stars champion and three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves.

Also on Thursday, August 18, Temple University will host Temple University Fan Fest at the Phillies game. Temple University athletes will be signing autographs for fans at the First Base Plaza (Men's Soccer and Volleyball players, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Football players, 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.) Plus, Hooter and the Temple Pep Squad will be greeting fans and students, and Phillip Walker, Temple Football Quarterback, will make the ceremonial first pitch.

Helio Castroneves, three-time Indy 500 winner and Dancing with the Stars champion, will also throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Thursday's 7:05 p.m. game.