Phillies fans haven’t seen the same success recently that they were granted in the 2000’s, but that doesn’t stop them from flocking to Citizens Bank Park. The Philly fans are a very wild and loyal bunch who take sports very seriously in the city of brotherly love, which is very apparent at Phillies games. They cheer loudly when they do well, and they’ll also boo the hell out of them when they make mistakes; remember that this is a city that booed Santa Claus in the 60’s.
Over the years, Phillies fans haven’t had the best reputation for being friendly to opposing teams or their fan base; their passion, extreme loyalty and die-hard attitude knows no bounds. The unmatched devotion to their team and city makes the atmosphere inside Citizens Bank Park incomparable to any other stadium.
If you’re looking for a premium seat for the game, look to the Diamond and Hall of Fame clubs. Both clubs are air conditioned, and the diamond club offers a variety of different shops and exclusive foods outside of the usual ballpark menu. The Hall of Fame Club features artifacts and memorabilia from Phillies teams as far back as the turn of the century.
Things to check out
Named after Phillies Hall of Fame center fielder Richie Ashburn, Ashburn Alley is located behind center field, close to Ashburn’s defensive position. The Alley is home to many interesting things to check out while at Citizens Bank Park, so make sure to stop by.Watch video
Granite markers in honor of Phillies players who have played in the MLB All-Star Game since 1933 run the length of Ashburn Alley
Games of Baseball
This interactive area features many games for all ages including video trivia and a run the bases with the Phillie Phanatic video game. If you’re looking for something to do before the game or a way to keep the kids entertained then stop by the Games of Baseball.
Phillies Wall of Fame
Opposite from Memory Lane is the Phillies Wall of Fame, which honors the most important players, managers, and executives in Phillies history. Check it out to pay tribute to all of the best Phillies in the franchise’s history.
In right-center field are the exposed bullpens which allow for fans to get up close and personal with their favorite Phillies players, as well as the opposing team players. Opposing fans beware - Philly fans are prone to heckle.
Phanatic Phun Zone and Giant Shoe Slide
Located near the first base gate plaza, the Phanatic Phun Zone offers an area for kids to play on slides, climb, explore, and play games. The giant shoe slide is near the terrace level of home plate and allows kids to slide down an enormous replica of the mascot’s shoe.Watch video
The Phillie Phanatic is one of the most iconic mascots in all of sports. The Phanatic is famous for his many antics and even got into a fight with legendary Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda. Keep an eye out for the Phanatic as you wouldn’t want to miss him during your trip to Citizens Bank Park.Watch video
The Phillies P.A. announcer for the past forty years is a gentleman by the name of Dan Baker. He has a distinct way of announcing the Phillies players: number first, then position, followed by the name. Phillies fans have a love for him that is similar to the team itself and he is considered just as much a part of the franchise, and Philadelphia family, as the Phillies.Watch video
For each home game, the Phillies starting lineup is showcased on massive 10-foot-tall and 5-foot-wide baseball cards that fans can see as soon as they enter the left field gate at Citizens Bank Park. Keep an eye out for the cards as you wouldn’t want to miss them as you enter the stadium.
Harry Kalas Video
Since the 2009 season, the Phillies have played a video after victories of Hall of Fame Philadelphia broadcaster Harry Kalas singing “High Hopes” during his 2002 Hall of Fame acceptance speech. Join along with Harry to celebrate Phillies victories by singing “High Hopes.
This Frank Sinatra hit is played after Philadelphia victories
Next time you’re found, with your chin on the ground
There a lot to be learned, so look around
Just what makes that little old ant
Think he’ll move that rubber tree plant
Anyone knows an ant, can’t
Move a rubber tree plant
But he’s got high hopes, he’s got high hopes
He’s got high apple pie, in the sky hopes
So any time you’re gettin’ low
‘stead of lettin’ go
Just remember that ant
Oops there goes another rubber tree plant
When troubles call, and your back’s to the wall
There a lot to be learned, that wall could fall
Once there was a silly old ram
Thought he’d punch a hole in a dam
No one could make that ram, scram
He kept buttin’ that dam
’cause he had high hopes, he had high hopes
He had high apple pie, in the sky hopes
So any time you’re feelin’ bad
‘stead of feelin’ sad
Just remember that ram
Oops there goes a billion kilowatt dam
All problems just a toy balloon
They’ll be bursted soon
They’re just bound to go pop
Oops there goes another problem kerplop