Phillies Ballpark Buzz: Top 5 Things to Know for Phillies-Nationals Series (August 29-31)

The Washington Nationals are coming to Philadelphia for a three-game series (August 29-31). Below are some of the must-know highlights when coming to the ballpark.

  1. Celebrate Phillies Pride Night Monday!

On Monday, August 29, the Phillies invite fans to celebrate Philadelphia's rich LGBT culture at the inaugural Pride Night Celebration at Citizens Bank Park.

Billy Bean, MLB Vice-President of Social Responsibility and Inclusion and former Padres player, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game. A rainbow flag will fly below the American flag during game.

Highlights also include a limited edition Phillies Pride Night T-Shirt. This Theme Night Ticket Offer is available for the first 1,500 purchasers, only at phillies.com/themenights.

Ashburn Alley opens at 5:05 p.m., all gates open at 5:35 p.m. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

  1. Join the Phillies for Jewish Heritage Celebration Monday. Plus, needlearts enthusiasts invited to Stitch n' Pitch Night.

Also on Monday, August 29, fans will be treated to the 9th annual Jewish Heritage Celebration at Citizens Bank Park. Highlights include kosher delicacies and musical performances by "Klez with Class". The first 1,000 fans that purchase tickets for the Jewish Heritage Celebration will receive a coupon for an exclusive set of Phillies Dreidels available only at phillies.com/themenights.

Plus, the Phillies, in conjunction with the National NeedleArts Association, are inviting fans to the 10th annual Stitch n' Pitch Night. Whether it's finishing an old project or starting a new one, fans are invited to knit, crochet, embroider, cross-stitch and needlepoint all while enjoying Phillies baseball. The first 1,500 fans that purchase tickets for Stitch n' Pitch Night will receive a coupon for an exclusive Phoebe Phanatic Stitch n' Pitch Bobble.

  1. Fans can have phun at Phillies Phitness Night presented by NovaCare Rehabilitation Tuesday!

Tuesday, August 30, is Phillies Phitness Night presented by NovaCare Rehabilitation. Fans are invited to come out and learn how to have phun while being fit from NovaCare representatives on the Main Concourse! The Bucks County Bungee Jumpers will perform pregame at the Left Field Gate and also during the 5th inning. 

Ashburn Alley opens at 5:05 p.m., all gates open at 5:35 p.m. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

  1. Watch out for Franco-stein at Zombie Night, Wednesday!

On Wednesday, August 31, fans can experience a night of the undead at the first-ever Zombie Night at Citizens Bank Park. All fans are encouraged to come dressed up in family-friendly zombie attire and make-up. Professional face painters will be on the Budweiser Rooftop to zombie-fy fans from 5:30 p.m. until the 5th inning. The Hooters, known for their song "All You Zombies," will be singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the 7th inning.

The first 1,500 fans that purchase this Theme Night Ticket Offer will receive a coupon for a limited edition Phillies Zombie Franco-Stein giveaway.

Ashburn Alley opens at 5:05 p.m., all gates open at 5:35 p.m. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

  1. NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth to throw out speedy first pitch Wednesday.

Also on Wednesday, August 31, Matt Kenseth, an American professional stock car racing driver currently competing full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driving the No. 20 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch prior to the game.

All games this series will be presented on Comcast SportsNet, MLB.TV and SportsRadio 94WIP.