Here's a BIG sign that Phillies baseball is just around the corner: On Thursday, February 6, the Phillies are packing up Citizens Bank Park and heading south for Spring Training at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida - but not before taking a Center City detour along the way.
- Dozens of Phillies staff will haul boxes and load thousands of items needed for Spring Training onto the Phillies Equipment Truck.
- Once the Phanatic loads the final item, the Phillies mascot will escort the 53-foot truck "outta here" - but not without a lunchtime trek through Center City, before heading onto 95 South.
- The Phillies Equipment Truck will unload at its final destination, Bright House Field, on Saturday, February 8.
- Social media users are urged to be on the lookout for the specially marked truck as it travels down the East Coast. Those who send truck photos to @Phillies using #ClearwaterOrBust will be eligible for special prizes.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
8:00 a.m. Phillies pack up truck
11:15 a.m. Phanatic loads up the final item: Hot dog launcher
11:30 a.m. Phanatic escorts truck outta here, with help from fire department
12:00 p.m. Phillies Truck Trek through Center City: Market Street, around City Hall to Ben Franklin Parkway
12:30 p.m. Onto 95 South
WHERE: Citizens Bank Park and Center City