Monday, April 6, 2015

Phillies Opening Day schedule of events

Opening day is here.  With another baseball season ready to get under way in Philadelphia, check out the schedule for the Phillies' opener with Boston in town at Citizens Bank Park on Monday.

8:00 a.m. Majestic Clubhouse Store opens.

12:00 p.m. Citizens Bank Way Opening Day Party and concert. Features entertainment, food and drinks. Free to all fans. Plus, live performance by Go Go Gadjet.

12:13 p.m. Phillies batting practice.

12:35 p.m. All gates open.  All fans will receive a 2015 Phillies Schedule & Car Magnet, compliments of Nemours.

1:13 p.m. Red Sox batting practice.

2:13 p.m. Line up on 10th Street! Fans who have not yet entered the ballpark gates are invited to line up on 10th Street and cheer on the 2015 Phillies as they make their “Leadoff Walk” into the ballpark – escorted by the Cardinal O’Hara High School Marching Band.

2:22 p.m. Must-see pre-game ceremony. The 2015 Phillies will make their grand entrance into Citizens Bank Park from a 10th Street Leadoff Walk.

2:34 p.m. “God Bless America” and “America the Beautiful” will be sung by the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Men’s Chorale, as representatives from all of the Armed Forces including the Pennsylvania Army and Air National Guard unfurl a large American flag. State flags will be carried onto the field by Philadelphia Police and Fire Department personnel.

2:40 p.m. Team introductions- Red Sox

2:44 p.m. Team introductions- Phillies

2:50 p.m. National Anthem: Performed by Barnegat Light, NJ native Matt McAndrew who was runner-up on the top-rated NBC show The Voice.

2:53 p.m. The United States Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, will parachute onto the field delivering the first balls.

3:00 p.m. The first balls: Thrown by Philadelphia University men’s basketball coach Herb Magee, NJ native and cancer survivor Julie Kramer and representing Nemours, Kyle Shanahan.

3:07 p.m. Play Ball!  Game time.

5th Inning…the Phanatic will head uptown and channel his inner Bruno Mars for a very special performance.

If you've heard about the new food options available and other new additions at CBP this season, click here for all the details.
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