This Weekend at Citizens Bank Park (May 16-19)

ShopRite Food Drive, Irish Heritage Celebration, Youth Softball Parade,

An Epic Phanatic Birthday Party & much more!

Plus, Phillies Phestival on Monday, May 19!


FRIDAY: 7:05 p.m. … Gate openings: Ashburn Alley - 5:05 p.m.; Other gates - 5:35 p.m. … Broadcast: CSN, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, SportsRadio 94WIP and in Spanish on SAP and 1680 WTTM.

  • Irish Heritage Celebration. Feel the luck of the Irish at Citizens Bank Park during the 8th annual celebration! Enjoy Irish treats, live music and learn how to Irish dance.
    • Pregame Performances by The Shantys (1B Gate); Galway Guild (LF Gate) and Kilted Johnsons Pipe & Drum Band (roaming the main concourse).
    • On-Field Pregame Performances by eight Irish Schools: Celtic Flame, Emerald Isle Academy, Coyle School, Divine Providence Village/Rainbow Irish Dancers, Waldron Mercy Academy, Rince Ri School, McDade-Cara School of Irish Dance and Nicholl School of Irish Dance.
    • National Anthem: Runa, a local Ceili band.
    • Special On-Field Introductions of Rose of Tralee, Mary of Dungloe and Miss Mayo.
    • Take Me Out to the Ballgame: David O'Leary, Irish tenor.
  • Irish Pub Tour de Shore Night. First Ball: Police Officer Ed Davies pitching to Mike Goodwin, Jr, the son of a fallen firefighter.
  • Kevin From Heaven Night.
  • Central High School Night.
  • Special Welcome: Nazareth Academy.
  • Charitable Ticket Program: JRoll's Aces (FS Edmonds School).
  • Tickets: Fans can purchase tickets at, by calling 215-463-1000 or in person at the First Base Gate Ticket Windows.


SATURDAY: 7:05 p.m. … Gate openings: All Gates - 5:05 p.m. … Broadcast: CSN, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, SportsRadio 94WIP and in Spanish on SAP.

  • ShopRite Partners in Caring Food Drive. Hunger doesn't take a summer vacation!
    • Fans are encouraged to bring canned food donations to the ShopRite Can Can Truck on Citizens Bank Way or the Philabundance bins at all entrance gates. 
    • Special appearances by: Greg "The Bull" Luzinski, Gary "Sarge" Matthews, Tommy Greene, Phillies Ballgirls and the Phanatic during the food drive festivities.
  • Citizens Bank Park Saturdays: Phillies Alumnus, Geoff Jenkins, will throw out the first ball. Jenkins, former outfielder on the 2008 World Championship team, will always be remembered for a thrilling leadoff double in the bottom of the 6th inning during Game 5 of the '08 World Series.
  • Youth Softball Celebration Pregame Parade. Over 700 softball players will parade around the field beginning at 6:25 p.m. Players will also receive a keychain at the First Base Plaza kiosk.
  • Earlier in the Day: A softball clinic, hosted by the Phillies Ballgirls, will take place at FDR Park from 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • National Anthem: Harriton High School Choir.
  • Special Welcome: Therese's Team; Harriton High School.
  • Color Guard: 514 AMW Elite Honor Guard.
  • First Balls: Youth Softball Celebration; Brain Tumor Awareness Night; Alex Veldran, representing Bank of America.
  • Charitable Ticket Program: Kendrick's Krew.
  • Dual Events at the Sports Complex. Philadelphia Soul will take on the Tampa Bay Storm, time TBA, Wells Fargo Center.
  • Tickets: Fans can purchase tickets at, by calling 215-463-1000 or in person at the First Base Gate Ticket Windows.


SUNDAY: 1:35 p.m. … Gate openings: All Gates - 11:35 a.m. … Broadcast: CSN, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, SportsRadio 94WIP and in Spanish on SAP.

  • Citizens Bank Phanatic Birthday Celebration.
    • All kids 14 and under will receive Phanatic Phun Glasses, courtesy of Citizens Bank.
    • Pregame On-Field:
      • Zooperstars will help celebrate the birthday of the best mascot in sports.
      • Dan Dunn's Paintjam will take place on the infield (weather permitting).
      • A giant birthday card signed by Phillies fans will be presented to the Phanatic by Citizens Bank.
      • The entire ballpark will sing Happy Birthday as the Phanatic is presented with a ShopRite birthday cake.
    • 5th Inning: Clammy Sosa will perform with the Phanatic!
    • 7th Inning: All the Zooperstars will dance on the dugout with the birthday boy!
    • Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Performed by Harry Canary.
    • First Ball: Representing Citizens Bank, Alec Ritzel.
  • Celebrate Sundays at Citizens Bank Park! Highlights include:
  • Pregame: $10 Family Pack available exclusively at all South Philadelphia Market stands from the time that gates open until first pitch. Choose from a combination of three items (regular popcorn, soft pretzel, hot dog or regular soda) all for just $10.
  • In-Game: Complimentary face painting on the concourse, $5 Ice Cream Sundaes and Root Beer Floats at Harry the K's starting in the 4th inning.
  • National Anthem: East Ward Elementary School Choir (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • First Ball: Douglas Trani, Magee Rehabilitation fundraiser auction winner.
  • Special Welcome: East Ward Elementary School; Celiac Awareness.
  • God Bless America: Jocelyn Shank.
  • Tickets: Fans can purchase tickets at, by calling 215-463-1000 or in person at the First Base Gate Ticket Windows.



MONDAY: Phillies Phestival. The Phillies annual auction and autograph party to help strike out ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease. Gates open at 4:30 p.m.

  • General Admission tickets are still available for $15 by calling 215-463-1000. Fans can bid on silent auction items with over 125 memorabilia items featured as well as play games for great prizes! 
  • A limited number of Photo Booth tickets are available for fans to have their photo taken with Phillies manager, Ryne Sandberg.
  • Also in support of MLB's 4tALS commitment to raise awareness of ALS. More information, as well as a full listing of auction items, available at


Traffic:            Motorists are reminded they can log on to, or call 511 from any phone before or after the game to check traffic conditions on major highways surrounding the Sports Complex.

Phandom:        Fans are encouraged to check-in using the At the Ballpark, Citizens Bank Park's official mobile app! Fans can also follow the action before and during the game via @Phillies on Twitter, also featuring in-game "tweet your ticket" and other special opportunities. Plus, check out's At Bat App for lots more.

Extra! Extra!    The 2014 Phillies Official Yearbook featuring a look back at ten years of baseball played at Citizens Bank Park, available at the Majestic Clubhouse Store or ballpark NewsStands.

50/50 Tickets  The Phillies Charities Inc. 50/50 Drawing will be held at every Phillies home game this season! Ticket sales will begin when gates open and close immediately after the 7th inning stretch. For more info, visit here.

Check it out:   Fans are invited to take self-guided tours of the Top 10 Moments of Citizens Bank Park, which are pictured on large hanging displays throughout the main concourse of Citizens Bank Park. More than 43,000 online votes on were cast to select these top moments in the history of Citizens Bank Park.