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Facts and Figures

After 33 years at Veterans Stadium, the Phillies moved into their new state-of-the-art facility, Citizens Bank Park in 2004. The world-class ballpark - rated one of the best in the country - opened on April 3, 2004, with an exhibition game against the Cleveland Indians. Since that time, the Phillies have captured a World Series championship title, two National League pennants, and five consecutive NL East titles, while countless records have been broken both on and off the field.

  • Accessibility

    Excellent regional highway access for vehicles and Broad Street Subway Line for public transportation.

  • Acres

    21-acre site, north side of Pattison Avenue between Citizens Bank Way and Darien Street.

  • ADA-focused Design

    With the help of an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) consultant, the park was designed to be universally accessible and comfortable for all fans with disabilities.

  • Architects/Design Team

    EwingCole and HOK Sport+Venue+Event (HOK SVE).

  • Ashburn Alley

    Festive outfield entertainment area; 625' in length covering 50,000 square feet. Area opens early so fans can watch batting practice.

    The Alley includes the Phillies All-Star Walk, Memory Lane and Phillies Wall of Fame presented by Toyota, bi-level bullpens, Citizens Bank Games of Baseball, Budweiser Rooftop Bleacher seats, Greg Luzinski's Bull's BBQ and other food options, and the Mitchell & Ness Alley Store.

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  • Batting Practice

    Guests can call 267-570-BATS to find out the batting practice schedule for that day. Times are subject to change.

  • Building square footage

    1.15 million.

  • By the numbers

    • Playing field: 23' below street level
    • Main concourse: street level
    • Suite level: 36' above field; 13' above main concourse
    • Club concourse: 61' above field
    • Terrace concourse: 81' above field
    • Roof: 134' above field
  • Concessions

    Voted "Best Ballpark Eats" by the Food Network (2007) and No. 1 Vegetarian Ballpark (2007-2010, 2012-2013). Joint venture between the Phillies, ARAMARK and World Wide Concessions. A wide variety of food and beverages, from traditional ballpark fare to foods with Philadelphia flavor, is available throughout the park at permanent locations and portable stands. The ballpark also features healthier and gluten-free food options.

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  • Construction Management Team

    L. F. Driscoll Co. and Hunt Construction Group in association with Synterra, Ltd. and Don Todd Associates, Inc.

  • Construction Materials

    • Aluminum curtainwall: 83,000 square feet
    • Architectural precast panels: 97,000 square feet
    • Bricks in architectural precast panels: 475,000
    • CMU (concrete masonry unit): 320,000 square feet
    • Foundation concrete: Approximately 52,000 cubic yards
    • Gallons of paint: 11,602 (primer, intermediate and top coats)
    • Hand laid brick: 450,000 bricks
    • Playing field: 440,000 cubic yards (594,000 tons) of soil was excavated to 23' below street level
    • Playing surface: Riviera Bermuda grass, 101,000 square feet, overseeded in the spring and fall with perennial ryegrass; Collins Wharf Sod Farm, Eden, MD
    • Steel H piles: Over 4,600 were driven; depths of 70 to 110 feet; 354,000 lineal feet; Highest piece of steel: scoreboard, 212' high; light towers, 165' high.
    • Structural steel: 11,800 pieces of steel; approximately 11,500 tons; 252,000 bolts.
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  • Diamond Club

    Premium seating area located behind home plate on Field Level; 1,281 wide, padded seats that include in-seat wait service. Guests also have use of the Diamond Clubhouse Lounge.

  • Dimensions

    Distances Heights
    Right field foul pole330'13'3"
    Right field power alley369'13'3"
    Center field, straight away401'6'
    "The Angle"
    (left of CF to LCF)
    409'-387'-385'19'-12'8"
    Left field foul pole329'10'6"
    Left field power alley374'10'6"
    Home plate to backstop49'5"
    1st and 3rd bases to stands51'
  • Elevators

    11, of which nine service guests in seating bowl.

  • Escalators

    Three, located near Sections 114, 126 and 140 to assist guests in reaching the Hall of Fame Club/Pavilion/Arcade and Terrace Level.

  • Facility Manager

    Global Spectrum, subsidiary of Philadelphia-based Comcast-Spectacor.

  • Fine Art

    Original artwork by four local artists, Dick Perez, Dane Tilghman, Max Mason and Jonathan Mandell, is on display throughout the ballpark. Also featured: "Phillies Dream Scene," a classic oil painting by Australian artist Jamie Cooper, on display in the Suite and Club Entrance Lobby.

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  • Firsts

    From April 12, 2004
    • Pitch: Phillies LHP Randy Wolf, 1:32 p.m.
    • Batter: Reds 2B D'Angelo Jimenez
    • Hit: Jimenez (double, 1st inning)
    • Single: Reds 3B Ryan Freel, CIN (2nd)
    • Single by a Phillie: Wolf (3rd)
    • Double by a Phillie: 1B Jim Thome (1st)
    • Triple: Reds RF Austin Kearns (9th)
    • Home run: Phillies RF Bobby Abreu (1st)
    • Walk: Reds C Jason LaRue (2nd)
    • Walk by a Phillie: CF Marlon Byrd (3rd)
    • Sacrifice bunt: Reds RHP Paul Wilson (2nd)
    • Stolen base: Byrd (3rd)
    • Run: Jimenez (1st)
    • Run by a Phillie: Abreu (1st)
    • RBI: Abreu (1st)
    • Strikeout: Reds CF Ken Griffey Jr. by Wolf (1st)
    • Wild pitch: Wolf (1st)
    • Win: Wilson
    • Loss: Wolf
    • Save: Reds RHP Danny Graves

     

    Other Firsts (in chronological order)

     

    • Postponement: 4/14/04, Phillies vs. Reds, due to rain
    • Win by a Phillie: LHP Rheal Cormier, 4/15/04 vs. Cincinnati
    • Save by a Phillie: LHP Billy Wagner, 4/15/04 vs. Cincinnati
    • Night game: 4/16/04, Phillies 4, Expos 2
    • Four-hit game: Thome, 4/16/04 vs. Montreal
    • Triple by a Phillie: SS Jimmy Rollins, 4/18/04 vs. Montreal
    • Walk-off HR: Phillies CF Doug Glanville, 4/18/04 vs. Montreal
    • Error: Thome, 4/20/04 vs. Florida
    • Extra-inning game: 4/21/04 - Marlins 8, Phillies 7, 12 innings
    • Multi-homer game: Marlins 3B Mike Lowell (3), 4/21/04
    • Shutout: 4/30/04, Wolf and Cormier, Phillies 4, Diamondbacks 0
    • CG Shutout: 5/20/04, RHP Brett Myers, Phillies 4, Dodgers 0
    • Grand slam: Braves CF Andruw Jones, 5/27/04
    • Day-night DH: 6/17/04 vs. Detroit (6-2 W/5-4 L)
    • Inside-the-park HR: Rollins, 6/20/04 vs. Kansas City
    • Cycle: David Bell, 6/28/04 vs. Montreal
    • Triple play: 8/19/04 - Todd Pratt vs. HOU (Ensberg to Kent to Lamb)
    • Grand slam by a Phillie: Byrd, 8/29/04 vs. Milwaukee
    • Twi-night DH: 9/29/04 vs. Pittsburgh (8-4 W/8-3 W)
    • No-hitter: 10/6/10, RHP Roy Halladay, Phillies 4, Reds 0 (DS Game 1)
    • Ice rink on the field: 1/2/12, Winter Classic National Hockey League game, Philadelphia Flyers 2, New York Rangers, 3
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  • Foul Poles

    Metal poles; 85' high.

  • Hall of Fame Club

    A 2,500-seat premium seating area that includes access to climate-controlled lounges with full-service bars, large flat-screen TVs and upscale food options.

  • Key Features

    Open Main Concourse (360 degrees) that allows fans to constantly connect with the game. Open outfield that allows a scenic view of Center City Skyline. Views of the field from street level.

  • Landscaping

    There are over 1,000 trees, thousands of shrubs, perennials, ornamental grasses and up to three seasonal changes of annuals located around the ballpark.

  • Liberty Bell Home Run Spectacular

    Neon Liberty Bell swings and rings after Phillies home runs; the 50' high by 35' wide Bell is suspended 100' above street level. It was produced by Capitol Manufacturing.

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  • Merchandise

    Official Phillies merchandise is available in the Majestic Clubhouse Store located adjacent to the Third Base Gate. The store is open year-round, 7 days a week, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Souvenirs are also available in-game at the Mitchell & Ness Alley Store in Ashburn Alley, the Forty-Seven Brand Store, NewsStands, home stands, portable kiosks, and the Phillies Authentics Shop featuring Game-Used Memorabilia. Phillie Phanatic merchandise is featured throughout the ballpark including the Phanatic Attic located on the second floor of the Majestic Clubhouse Store.

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  • Milestones

    • November 13, 2000 - Former Mayor John F. Street announced new Phillies ballpark and Eagles stadium will be located in the Sports Complex.
    • June 28, 2001 - Phillies officially unveiled the architectural design plan for their new park.
    • March 26, 2002 - Workers began pouring concrete to create the foundation.
    • October 17, 2002 - The first piece of red steel was installed in the scoreboard structure.
    • June 17, 2003 - Citizens Bank entered 25-year naming rights partnership with the Phillies.
    • September 5, 2003 - Installation of seats began.
    • October 31, 2003 - Installation of natural grass playing field started.
    • April 3, 2004 - Phillies vs. Cleveland Indians On-Deck Series game provided first glimpse of the park.
    • April 12, 2004 - Cincinnati defeated Phillies, 4-1, before 41,626 in inaugural opener.
  • Naming Rights

    Citizens Bank, $95 million over 25 years; $57.5 million for naming rights and $37.5 million for the Phillies broadcast media package.

  • Parking

    21,000 spaces in the Sports Complex.

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  • Phanatic

    The key ballpark character is the Phillie Phanatic, named the best sports mascot in the country by Forbes Magazine in 2011 and 2008. Other Phanatic attractions include Phanatic Phood Stands, Phanatic Phun Zone and Phanatic Attic.

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  • Public Restroom Facilities

    Total of 61; 24 women; 24 men; 13 family. All restrooms have a baby-changing table.

  • Record

    With the help of tremendous fan support, the Phillies have a .576 home winning percentage through their first eight seasons at Citizens Bank Park.

    • 2004: 42-39
    • 2005: 46-35
    • 2006: 41-40
    • 2007: 47-34
    • 2008: 48-33
    • 2009: 45-36
    • 2010: 54-30
    • 2011: 52-29
    • Overall: 375-276
  • Phillies Red Goes Green

    The Phillies' award-winning "Red Goes Green" program at Citizens Bank Park is in partnership with ARAMARK and Global Spectrum.

    • To offset the carbon footprint created by the team's utility power usage at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies have purchased over 20 million kilowatt-hours of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) a year, matching 100% of electricity usage with wind and solar generation. Solar is locally sourced through Keystone Solar Project in Lancaster County, PA. 2014 is the 7th straight calendar year that the Phillies have purchased 100% renewable energy.
    • The Phillies Red Goes Green Team - led by the Phillies Ballgirls and consisting of volunteers from local organizations - collects recyclable cans and bottles throughout the ballpark during home games.
    • Phil the Can is the "spokescan" for the Red Goes Green program. Phil is an interactive robot who speaks with fans and promotes awareness on ways to go green.
    • There are over 100 recyclable containers placed throughout the ballpark for fans to utilize and aid in recycling efforts.
    • Environmentally preferred cleaning agents are used throughout the ballpark, including a cleaning method which utilizes ionized water to replace cleaning agents altogether.
  • Restaurants

    • McFadden's Restaurant: open year round; indoor and outdoor seating
    • Harry the K's Broadcast Bar & Grille: a bi-level restaurant under the left field scoreboard
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  • Seating Capacity

    Capacity: 43,651; Color of seats: Sapphire blue; Hussey Seating Co. Seats are angled toward the infield and equipped with cup holders.

  • Scoreboard System

    The Phillies massive Daktronics HD-15 video display features the latest in Sony HD production technology, and is the largest in the National League and among the largest in the world. It includes a dedicated closed captioning display to assist hearing impaired fans.

    • The display could feature 49 life-size Phillie Phanatics standing next to and on top of each other
    • Overall size: 76 feet high and 97 feet wide. Weight: approximately 84,420 lbs. (42.2 tons)
    • Resolution: The HD-15 display exceeds 1080p HD standard with 1512 lines of resolution
    • Super-wide viewing angles offer improved visibility for more fans
    • Takes approximately 1,380 flat-panel televisions (at 42" each) to fill the area of the display
    • If it were a consumer television, the Phillies display would be considered a 1,478" screen
    • Uses state of the art LED technology providing superior brightness in direct sun light, with the capability to show up to 144 quadrillion shades of color
    • Approximately 32,363 feet (6.1 miles) of wiring delivers power and data to the display
  • Smoking

    By City of Philadelphia ordinance, smoking (including e-cigarettes) is only permitted in designated areas of the Third Base Gate and Left Field Gate.

  • Starting Lineup

    Prior to every game, the Phillies starting lineup is displayed by large baseball cards on the wall behind the left field scoreboard building.

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  • Statues

    Richie Ashburn (Ashburn Alley); Steve Carlton (Left Field Gate); Mike Schmidt (Third Base Gate); Robin Roberts (First Base Gate); 10' high; sculptor, Zenos Frudakis. Harry Kalas (Main Concourse behind Section 141, near Harry the K's restaurant); 7 1/2' high; sculptor Lawrence J. Nowlan.

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  • Suites

    70; all located between the foul poles. The luxurious suites are located directly above field level and afford spectacular views of the action.

  • Veterans Memorial

    To commemorate the site of Veterans Stadium, the Phillies built a monument as an everlasting memorial to veterans. Located on Pattison Avenue, the monument includes bronze plaques representing the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and POW/MIA. Surrounding the memorial are seven poles that display the American, army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and POW/MIA flags, which fly year-round.

  • Water Fountains

    13 drinking locations with two fountains at each location (total of 26 water fountains); each drinking location has one standard and one accessible fountain.