Readings Fighting Phils vs Binghamton Rumble Ponies
Rival Team: Binghamton Rumble Ponies
Binghamton and Reading have a long running rivalry that stems from the proximity of the two rivals as well as the fact the Rumble Ponies are Double-A affiliate of the Mets, and the Fightin Phils are the Double-A affiliate of the Phillies. The rivalry between the major league clubs extends to the Double-A affiliates, so don’t miss it when the Rumble Ponies come to Reading.
While the Senators and Fightin Phils may not be in the same division, the proximity of the two teams and the fact the Nats and Phillies are divisional rivals create a heated rivalry between these two Eastern League rivals. There are always a lot of bragging rights when Harrisburg and Reading square off, so make sure to be in attendance when the Fightin Phils take on the Senators.
Pittsburgh and Philadelphia have a bit of a rivalry, and that rivalry comes into play when the Pirates Double-A affiliate takes on the Phillies Double-A affiliate. There are plenty of bragging rights on the line when the Curve and Fightin Phils meet, so make sure to be in attendance when the Fightin Phils and Curves square off.
Reading Fightin Phils Tailgate Guide
FirstEnergy Stadium features tons to do before the game even starts meaning you’ll want to get to the ballpark early to enjoy the festivities. The right field plaza features all kinds of pre-game activities including games at Phunland, live music, food and drinks, the team store, and much more. You’ll have a lot of fun before the game, so get here early and enjoy everything the plaza has to offer.
Additionally, if you’re hungry, then you’ll want to reserve a spot at Bunbino’s Tailgate. Bunbino’s Tailgate offers an all you can eat buffet full of hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ chicken, and much more. Select games even feature a Beer Tasting Festival making Bunbino’s Tailgate a must for anyone attending a Fightin Phils game.
The pregame festivities at FirstEnergy Stadium are some of the best around meaning you’ll want to get to the ballpark early and enjoy pregame atmosphere and entertainment.
Before select Fight Phils games, you can enjoy a Beer Tasting Festival as part of Bunbino’s Tailgate. Here you’ll be able to enjoy a great selection of local brews from DeWalt Brewing, Howling Henry, Lancaster County, Muller Beverage, Saucony Creek, St. Benjamin, St. Boniface, Stockertown Beverage, and Hardball Cider. Stop by the Beer Tasting Festival and taste some of the best beers Reading has to offer.
Before the game take a tour of FirstEnergy Stadium. The pre-game tour takes you around the park and provides you with a guided tour of the Baseballtown Living History Museum as well as exclusive photo opportunities in the dugout and on the field.
The plaza features a wide variety of pregame entertainment options including live music, carnival games, food and drink options, the team store, and the Kids Phunland. Stop by the plaza and enjoy all the pregame festivities before the grandstand opens an hour before first pitch.
Make sure to check out the brick walkway near the front gate, which features the names of the Reading Phillies Hall of Fame inductees. The walkway is a must-see, so don’t miss it before entering the park.
Where to tailgate
Bunbino’s TailgateIf you want to enjoy tailgating at a Fightin Phils game without the hassle of setting up, then check out Bunbino’s Tailgate. Bunbino’s Tailgate is a two and a half hour all you can eat buffet featuring hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ chicken, chips, cookies, soft drinks, and more.
Free ParkingYou’ll find plenty of free parking around FirstEnergy Stadium, which is great for anyone driving to the game.
Reading Fightin Phils Stadium Guide
Reading is known as “Baseballtown, ” and it shows when attending a Fightin Phils game. All around the ballpark, you’ll find numerous tributes to the great players who have come through Reading as well as past R-Phils teams. The concourse is packed full of memorabilia from the franchise’s past, so take a trip around the ballpark before the game to learn more about the history of the Fightin Phils and baseball in Reading.
The history on display isn’t the only thing that lets you know that Reading is “Baseballtown” the fans are also a big part of what makes attending a baseball game in Reading such a memorable experience. The fans pack the stands game in and game out to cheer on future Phillies stars, and you’ll hear them cheering and chanting throughout the game no matter what the score.
In addition to the incredible baseball displays, you’ll enjoy the in-game entertainment that can be found around the park. The Fightin Phils have not only one mascot, but an entire cast of characters that can rival what you’d find at Disney World as well as a Phunland that will keep kids entertained for hours.
There are few better baseball experiences in the minor leagues, so start planning your trip to Reading today to see a Fightin Phils game.
Stop by the Reading Phillies Hall of Fame to learn more about the best players in Reading Phillies and Fightin Phils history. The Hall of Fame is a must-see for any R-Phils fans, so make sure to check it out during your visit to FirstEnergy Stadium.
Those of you who want to learn more about the R-Phils will want to take a walk of the concourse and see the year by year history of the team. The displays are must-see, so so don’t miss them when attending a Fightin Phils game.
You won’t find a better way to beat the heat at a Fightin Phils game, then by reserving a pool party at the Pool Pavilion. Pool Parties come with an all-you-can-eat buffet, appearances by the Fightin Phils characters, and much more.
The lockers of former Fightin Phils stars, Ryan Howard and Darin Ruf, are another must-see when attending a game at FirstEnergy Stadium. Take the opportunity to see the lockers and remember some of your favorite players to come through Reading.
The Fightin Phils don’t just have one mascot they have a whole cast of characters. The list of Fightin Phils characters includes Ruth and Judy, the mascot band, the dance crew, the Crazy Hot Dog Vendor, Disco Brisco, the vegetable racers, Candy Man, Bunbino, the Tooth Fairy, the Singing Ticket Taker, and Traveler. In Reading you’ll find enough characters to fill Disney World, so keep an eye out for them as you can see them all over the place throughout the game.
Don’t miss the vegetable race when attending a Fightin Phils game. The vegetable race is one of the most popular parts of the game for young fans, so stay in your seat when you hear the race is about to start.
Check out the retired numbers near the main entrance in the outfield to remember some of your favorite Fightin Phils from over the years. The numbers honor Hall of Famers Robin Roberts, Mike Schmidt, Ryne Sandberg, and Jackie Robinson.
All around the concourse you’ll see tons of exhibits dedicated to past Reading players. These displays include the King of Baseballtown Royalty display, the display for Reading players on the 2008 World Series winning Phillies team, and the list of R-Phils to make the majors each year. Take a walk around the ballpark before the game and check them all out.
Fightin Phils Song
The Fight, Fight, Fight-in’ Phils! It’s a tough, tough, team to beat.
They’re out to win, win ev-‘ry day. Every victory is sweet.
Watch ’em hit that ball a mile; play a game that’s packed with thrills.
Get Pa to bring your Mother, Sister and your Brother
Come out to see the Fight-in’ Phils. The fight, fight, fight-‘in Phils.