Philadelphia Phillies News: This Week at Citizens Bank Park: Phillies vs. Reds, April 1-3

By Dan Hock

Citizens Bank Park parking lot (forefront) and the stadium (background) in 2010. By Wmflanagan – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https



April 1, 2024


Winner of Phillies Charities 5K presented by Fox Chase Cancer Center to be recognized;

Plus, Hatfield Phillies Franks BOGO Night, WWE & Make-a-Wish Foundation ceremonial first pitches
and the first Citizens Businesspersons Special of the Season!

The Phillies will close out the first homestand of the season with a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds, April 1-3. Here’s a look at some of the fan highlights surrounding the games:

  1. On Monday, April 1, the Phillies will play the Reds at 6:40 p.m. The evening features Red Goes Greek Night, giving fraternities and sororities the chance to highlight their charitable work and raise both money and awareness to support their philanthropies. The Phillies will also recognize Eric Reitinger from Mount Laurel, NJ, the winner of the Phillies Charities 5K presented by Fox Chase Cancer Center, who finished the race with a time of 16.51. The national anthem will be sung by The South Vocal Ensemble from Council Rock High School South.
  2. On Tuesday, April 2, it’s Hatfield Phillies Franks BOGO Night at 6:40 p.m. Plus, be on the lookout for WWE stars, as they throw a ceremonial first pitch to bring awareness to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. The visit is in advance of WrestleMania, being held for the first time in Philadelphia on April 6-7 at Lincoln Financial Field. 13-year-old Colin Oostdyk from Greenville, SC, will throw a ceremonial pitch, along with WWE Wrestlers. WWE wrestlers will dance with the Phanatic at the end of the 5th Fans can buy two hot dogs for the price of one hot dog ($5) at concession stands throughout the ballpark.
  3. The series concludes on Wednesday, April 3, at the 1:05 p.m. Citizens Businesspersons Special game. While at the ballpark, check out what’s new in food, fashion and fun with details here. Plus, the New Era Phillies Team Store is offering a special lineup of memorabilia commemorating 20 years of Phillies baseball at Citizens Bank Park, with details here.
  4. Plus, it’s the final chance to bid on the 20thAnniversary of Citizens Bank Park Online Auction, which benefits Phillies Charities, Inc. Fans can bid on signed memorabilia from players throughout ballpark history until April 7 at 6:00 p.m. at! Signed items include a Chase Utley signed paver from Ashburn Alley, Jim Thome bobblehead, Bryce Harper home jersey, and more.
  5. Fans are invited to enroll in MLB’s Go-Ahead Entry on the MLB Ballpark App, a free-flow ballpark entry experience that allows ticket holders the ability to enter the ballpark at full walking speed without stopping. Go-Ahead Entry lanes are located at the First Base, Third Base and Left Field Gates. Fans who enrolled in Go-Ahead Entry last year will have to re-enroll for the 2024 season.

More Need-to-Know Information:

  •  Gate Openings: Gates open at 5:35 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, and 11:35 a.m. on Wednesday.
  •  Access Tickets & More: Use the free MLB Ballpark appfor your guide to Citizens Bank Park and to access tickets (including sports complex parking), forward tickets to friends, use the interactive concourse maps, enroll in Go-Ahead Entry and enjoy games.
  •  Broadcast: Monday’s game will broadcast on NBCS+, Tuesday’s game on TBS and Wednesday’s game on NBCSP and MLBN. All games will be broadcast on 94 WIP and WTTM 1680, as well as available on comand the NBC Sports app.
  •  Mobile Ordering: Includes Manco & Manco @ Foundry Pizza, Miller Lite Liberty Landing, Pass and Stow and Shake Shack. Order your favorite menu items and skip the line when ordering through the MLB Ballpark App.
  •  Bag Policy: In an effort to expedite entry, guests are prohibited from bringing non-clear bags, including backpacks and draw-string bags, into the ballpark. Only clutch purses and/or fanny packs (no larger than 5″ x 7″), clear bags (no larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″), medical bags, and diaper bags will be permitted into Citizens Bank Park. All bags will be subject to inspection upon entry in accordance with Major League Baseball security regulations.
  •  Uber RideShare Lot: Lot T is designated for Uber RideShare for all Citizens Bank Park and Wells Fargo Center events. Fans should exit the Third Base Gate and walk along Pattison Avenue toward Broad Street to enter the lot and request a vehicle, which will meet each rider in the designated area.
  •  Parking: Please click herefor a parking map. Parking for Phillies games is cashless. Methods of payment include credit/debit cards and mobile payment (Apple Pay, Google Pay). To expedite entry, pre-paid parking passes may also be purchased prior to the game.
  •  Public TransportationTransit servicesare also available; for a SEPTA schedule, please visit
  •  Traffic: Log on to 511pa.comwww.511nj.orgor call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions.
  •  **Stay informed!**Follow @PhilliesCBP on X and like the official Citizens Bank Park Facebook page.



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