PHILLIES OPEN MARCH 28 AT CITIZENS: HERE ARE THE DETAILS!

By Julie Glass

Phillies opening day is only six days from now — Thursday, March 28 at Citizens Bank Park.

And here are the details:

Broadcast: NBC10, SportsRadio 94 WIP, and WTTM 1680 AM (Spanish)

The NBC10 Welcome Home Phillies special airs from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. NBC Sports Philadelphia will stream the game, as well as the pre- and postgame shows, on www.nbcsports.com/philadelphia and on the new MyTeams app by NBC Sports.

Fandom: Check-in using the free MLB Ballpark app to receive special offers for retail, concessions and more at Citizens Bank Park. Also, follow the Opening Day action via @Phillies on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat. Nemours Opening Day ceremonies will be streaming live on the Phillies Facebook and Twitter accounts. Plus, check out MLB’s At Bat app for stats, scores and more.

Traffic: Log on to www.511pa.com, www.511nj.org or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions. Transit services are also available; for a SEPTA schedule please visit www.septa.org.

8:00 a.m. — New Era Phillies Team Store opens. Features limited-edition Opening Day collectibles and apparel.

12:35 p.m. — All gates open. All fans receive a Nemours Opening Day Rally Towel. Check out the new fan destinations at the ballpark including Pass and Stow featuring an outdoor beer garden, Goose Island at the Park outdoor bar, Foundry Pizza serving brick-oven pizza, a family-friendly sports pub, 44 TVs to catch game action and more. Also new: Shake Shack and Questlove’s Cheesesteak™ made with Impossible meat™! A 2019 Phillies Opening Day Scorecard will be available for $3 at Program Vendors, New Era Phillies Team Store, Phillies Authentics and more.

Plus, enjoy the Budweiser Block Party at the Third Base Plaza and Citizens Bank Way! The Budweiser Block Party features samplings from GIANT, Coca-Cola, Turkey Hill Dairy, J&J Snack Foods, Hatfield Quality Meats, and prizes from Cavity Busters, AT&T, XFINITY Mobile, CBS Radio and more. The Philadelphia Zoo will have a Zoo on Wheels, life-size LEGO® animal sculptures from the new “Creatures of Habit” exhibit and giveaways.

Fans can also take photos at the large Opening Day letters and iconic 19-foot high Liberty Bell (that was once located atop Veterans Stadium) as they approach the Third Base Gate.

12:10 p.m. — Phillies batting practice.

1:10 p.m. — Braves batting practice.

2:00 p.m. — Party with Questlove as he DJs at the Third Base Plaza.

2:26 p.m. — Be in your seats to cheer on the 2019 Phillies as they enter Citizens Bank Park to make their “Leadoff Walk” onto the field.

2:35 p.m. — As representatives from the U.S. military unfurl a large American flag, the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Men’s Chorale will sing “Philadelphia, U.S.A.” and “America the Beautiful.” State flags will be carried onto the field by members of the City of Philadelphia Police and Fire Departments.

2:40 p.m. — Braves introductions.

2:45 p.m. — Phillies introductions.

2:52 p.m. — National anthem: Performed by Kane Kalas, son of the late Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas, at his father’s statue behind Section 141.

2:55 p.m. — The Frog-X Parachute Team, made up of former USN Leap Frogs, will parachute onto the field delivering the first balls.

3:02 p.m. — Ceremonial first pitches: Five-time Grammy Award-winning musician, Questlove and representing Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, 11-year-old Daniel Scharff.

3:07 p.m. — Play ball!

5th Inning — The Phillie Phanatic’s first dance of the season.

7th Inning — Sergeant Jonathon Packard of the Delaware State Police will perform “God Bless America.”

Postgame — Questlove will DJ for 90 minutes postgame at Pass and Stow adjacent to the Third Base Plaza.

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