Good Tuesday morning. Hope you have a great Monday. It’s still a bit chilly out, but the 2016 baseball season is nearly upon us in just a few short weeks. We’re all getting ready for Opening day April 11. Last year was the first time I had gone in years and it was so fun, especially trying out all the new menu items. This year there’s even more new menu and merchandise items, and the Phillies and Aramark, Citizens Bank Park’s exclusive concessionaire and merchandise partner hosted a preview last night at the park. Sadly I couldn’t make it as I was covering the annual City of Hope’s Let Them Eat Cake, which I will write about tomorrow. Photos by Mitchell Leff.
Phoebe Phanatic gives a warm welcome to the Chick Fil-A cow. Chick Fil-A
is a new partner this year, and will be available every game except
Tommy Greene becomes the first alum to be morphed into a virtual bobble,
thanks to a new Coca-Cola Morphing Station that will be located behind
Members of the Galapagos Gang, who will be at the ballpark every game this season, have fun with the fans, one of which is wearing the new Phanatic hat.
The new Phanatic hat
Phoebe Phanatic, the Phanatic’s mother, reacts as a new Phanatic Bobble Head of the Month is unveiled.
A few of the Bobble Head’s of the future
Chef Campagna debuts the new premium and concession items at Citizens Bank Park.
New Signature Hot Dogs including Beer Braised Frankfurter
hard cider, braised, onions and grain mustard on a pretzel roll;
Close-up of the new Andrew Zimmern’s Korean Fried Pork Belly Sandwich, battered and fried with grilled pineapple, gochujang sauce and chili lime salt, on a toasted bun.
Close-up of the new Asian Dog, one of the specialty hot dogs to debut this season at Citizens Bank Park.
Broadcaster Scott Franzke has a taste of Rita’s Italian Ice, which will be at the ballpark for the first time.
The new Sonoran Dog, one of the specialty hot dogs to debut this season at Citizens Bank Park.
A new Amish Turkey Burger was unveiled at Harry the K’s, made with sharp cheddar and shallot marmalade on a griddled sesame bun.
(l-r) Chef Anthony Campagna – Aramark; John DeRenzi, Vice President of
On Premise Sales for Penn Beer, local Anheuser-Busch wholesaler; Michael
Harris, Director of Marketing & Special Events; Jeff
Moody, Chief Executive Officer, Rita’s Italian Ice; Francis Winkey (in
blue)– Merchandise Manager, Aramark; Broadcaster Scott Franzke; Tony
Monaco, Chief Operating Officer, XFINITY Live!, along with Phillies
Ballgirls and front office employees, who helped
unveil what’s new in Phillies fashion.
Other new items:
New with Budweiser:
Bud & Burgers:
The Phillies and Anheuser-Busch have teamed up to offer new Bud & Burger dates, which include a
special ticket offer, special offer on bud and burgers,
entertainment and giveaways (to fans age 21 and older) – all on the
Budweiser Rooftop on the following dates: Fri., May 13 vs. Cincinnati
(7:05 pm); Fri., June 3 vs. Milwaukee (7:05 pm); Fri., June
17 vs. Arizona (7:05 pm); Fri., July 1 vs. Kansas City (7:05 pm);
Thur., July 21 vs. Miami (7:05 pm);
August 3 vs. San Francisco (7:05 pm); Thur., August 18 vs. LA Dodgers
(7:05 pm); Thur., September 15 vs. Pittsburgh (7:05 pm).
Also announced is a new
Phillies-branded Budweiser can, now available at your local retailer.
a Phillies puzzle
Star Wars hat and Rain Poncho
NEW! Enhancements to the Fan Experience:
Ballpark App & iBeacons:
New to the Ballpark app is the addition of in-stadium offers
through iBeacon technology. Users with their Bluetooth and location
services enabled on their iOS or Android devices will receive
notifications through the app with special offers for retail,
concessions, and more.
Coca-Cola Morphing Station:
Turn into a virtual bobblehead and share via social media!
Located behind Section 122, fans can have their picture taken by the
unit’s embedded camera. The facial recognition software registers the
users face and their image appears on the 55” touchscreen, where the fan
can choose from options including hairdos, skin
tone and jerseys to customize their bobblehead. The final result: a
virtual bobblehead that fans can choose to receive by entering their
email address and then uploading directly to Facebook or Twitter.
XFINITY Live! Post-Game Specials & Monthly Parties:
New Phillies-themed Post-Game
specials and monthly parties at 1100 Social for the 2016 season.
Following every Phillies home game, this new tradition at XFINITY Live!
will feature $3 select drafts and 50% off select appetizers. The deals
begin immediately after the last out and continue
for one hour post-game. Click here
for more details and Monthly Party dates.
Budweiser Digital Media Deck (Budweiser Rooftop):
Fans can view interactive social
media activity via an oversized screen, charge their mobile devices and
more. The MLB.com Ballpark check-in desk is also located in this area.
SugarHouse Instagram-to-Screen: Fans have the chance to have their posts on PhanaVision
during a Phillies game! Just share photos to @Phillies.
- Citizens Bank – ‘New for 2016’:
- New Ask a Phillie
Feature on PhanaVision: Always a Phan favorite, Citizens Bank
Ballpark Bankers and participants in the Jr. RBI program will ask your
favorite players questions ranging from the best gift they’ve ever given
to how best to record a strikeout.
- Phan Rewards:
Every Wednesday and Businesspersons Special,
Citizens Bank customers will receive 10% off all merchandise and
concessions at the ballpark when paying with their Citizens Bank Visa
Debit Card. Customers purchasing tickets to these games with their debit
cards can also take advantage of a buy, one get
one free offer. All season long Citizens customers will receive 15% off
when shopping for Phillies merchandise online. Details at
Welcoming a new Phillies fan into the family? The Phillies Newborn Club
is the perfect way to help any bundle of joy become a fan for life.
Membership includes a Phillies Birth Certificate, Personalized
PhanaVision Birth Announcement, pre-walk sneakers, Rookie
of the Year bib