While Citizens Bank Park is home to the Philadelphia Phillies, it’s really much more than “just” a ball park. For instance, visitors are encouraged to sign up for a guided tour of the park (offered Monday through Saturday), where you’ll learn about its fascinating history (it was built in 2004 to replace Veterans Stadium) and other interesting facts (it has almost 44,000 seats, the first no-hitter in the park’s history was thrown by Roy Halladay on Oct. 6, 2010, and the longest game in the park’s history lasted over 6 hours and spanned 19 innings!).
Perhaps more interesting is that visitors will find works of Fine Art by the likes of Jamie Cooper and Max Mason, along with statues by world-famous sculptor Zenos Frudakis. Don’t forget to check out the Terrazo Floors and the Veterans Memorial — the kids will love it!
Speaking of kids, you’ll find more than enough fun on the premises to keep your young’ns busy for a few hours. Check out Phanatic Attack on the second level of the Majestic Clubhouse Store, where you’ll score all your Phillies merchandise. The Phanatic Phun Zone, located near the First Base Gate, provides children 8 and under with the opportunity to slide, run, play games and explore the nooks and crannies of the giant play area. Show up on a Sunday night and your child, along with eight others, may be selected as one of the “Sunday Starting Nine” — to venture out onto the field before the game starts to meet a Phillies player!
And of course, for those half-time hunger attacks, the Phanatic Phood Stand & Phanatic Kid’s Corner offers children-oriented menu items, including Phanatic Phun Meals, kid-sized hot dogs and more.