Citizens Bank Park Information:
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Address: One Citizens Bank Way
Preceded By: Philadelphia Veterans Stadium
Year Opened: 2004
Occupants: Philadelphia Phillies
The Philadelphia Phillies are one of the original Major League Baseball franchises that trace their roots back to 1883 when they were dubbed the Philadelphia Quakers. The first major ballpark built for the team was the Baker Bowl, opened in Northern Philadelphia in 1887 and seated nearly 18,000 fans. The Phillies next venue came in 1909 when the team moved into Connie Mack Stadium, also known as Shibe Park. The team's odyssey would continue in 1971 when the squad moved into Veterans Stadium, which they shared with the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles. Finally in 2004, the Phillies had a venue to call their own dubbed Citizens Bank Park, which has been the site of the team's resurgence over the late 2000s.
Citizens Bank Park is one of many cutting-edge ballparks built on the East Coast with a distinctive bowl-shape meant to pay homage to the Baker Bowl and Connie Mack Stadium. The spacious open-air concourses span the perimeter of the venue and give fans a view of the action from anywhere in the park. There are more than 20,000 parking spaces for those who'd like to drive to the stadium, but it is also linked up to Philadelphia's Broad Street subway line and many other forms of public transportation.
The Phillies took great pains to make Citizens Bank Park a family-friendly atmosphere, and there are games and activities for all ages. For children eight years and younger is the Phanatic Phun Zone, a sprawling soft play area with slides, ball pits and places to climb. Outside of the park is Ashburn Alley, an extensive complex that features a retail store, sit-down restaurants, the Phillies Wall of Fame and interactive baseball games for young children. This is also the place to be before the first pitch is thrown - there is a special platform above the bullpen area to allow fans to see pitchers from both teams warm up before the day's action begins.
Ever since the park opened, the Phillies have begun one of the greatest turnarounds in MLB history, which was given an exclamation point in 2008 with their first World Series title since 1980. After being NL East champions for five years running, the Phillies show no signs of relinquishing their status as one of the most dangerous squads in the National League.
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Citizens Bank Park: Great team, great place I am a die hard Philadelphia sports fan and relish every chance i get to go to the park and see a Phillies game. The atmosphere is great, the phillies have sold out about 120 consecutive games and the park is just a fun place to be in. It's very kid friendly with the phanatic fun zone, a place for kids to run around and have some fun, as well as pitch em and tip em, a place where kids can throw and get clocked on the radar gun. Along with the kid-friendly aspect to the park the food is OUTSTANDING! Philadelphia's signature food, the cheese steak is on display out in ashburn alley (a place out in center field as a tribute to phillies great Richie Ashburn with many food venders such as Tony Lukes and Campos). Many people stroll around Ashburn Alley and get their food and can see the visiting bullpen easily from Ashburn Alley. And of course let's not forget the team itself. Year in and year out the phillies are right in the thick of things in the national league and the crowd really gets into the game with every big moment. Nothing like bringing intensity to the game and being able to share it with 45,000 others and high five the ones in your section. It's a beautiful ballpark and i enjoy it more and more the more i go. September 9, 2010
Championship Team, State of the Art Stadium Citizens Bank Park truly doesn't have a bad seat in the house. The Phillies only regret now is that they didn't build the stadium with a higher capacity. Whether you are a diehard baseball fan or go to games just for the entertainment value, CBP is a home run. A winning product on the field doesn't hurt, but I expect the stands to remain full even when the team struggles. Great view of the skyline beyond center field. Fantastic food selection, a wide variety of giveaways, and affordable ticket prices make for a Triple Play of fun at the ballpark! Families might complain that the atmosphere is not friendly for kids. Philly is passionate, so if a bad call goes against the home team, earmuffs might be a good investment. August 25, 2010