Get Closer to the Game with a “Spring Training Experience”

Fans are getting an extra-special welcome back to Citizens Bank Park next week with a unique, spring training-like atmosphere during the Phillies On-Deck Series on Monday, April 2 (7:05 p.m.) and Tuesday, April 3 (7:05 p.m.).

Both games versus the Pittsburgh Pirates will feature plenty of prizes and surprises. Gates open at 5:35 p.m. (Ashburn Alley at 4:35 p.m.) for both games.

Highlights include:

  • From the time gates open, fans are urged to be on the lookout all around the ballpark – you never know where you might bump into your favorite player from the 2012 team!
  • Pre-game autograph opportunities with Phillies alumni including Ricky Bottalico and Tommy Greene*
  • Photos with the 2008 World Series trophy
  • Special merchandise discounts throughout the ballpark
  • Live entertainment around the ballpark including local talents Them Bones, Ramblin’ Ant and the Locust Street Band and Modern Bliss
  • Plus, all fans will receive an IBEW Local 98 Jim Thome Commemorative Print on Monday and a xpedx 2012 schedule magnet on Tuesday

Tickets are still available at or by calling 215-463-1000.

Fans who are unable to attend can still be a part of the excitement by tuning into the live broadcast on Comcast SportsNet on Monday and 1210 WPHT/94 WIP for both games.

*Subject to change.