Thursday, March 28, 2019
Phillies 2019 Opening Day Schedule of Events
Here's your opening day schedule of events aand other information for game one of the 2019 season.
The Phillies advise that fans in attendance check in using the free MLB Ballpark mobile application to receive special offers on retail offerings and concessions.
The newly renamed New Era Team Store is open beginning at 8AM for fans to grab tons of new merchandise options.
Gates open around Citizens Bank Park at 12:35 PM. All fans receive a rally towel sponsored by Nemours.
Pregame- Fans can enjoy the Budweiser Block Party at the 3rd base gate side of the park on Citizens Bank Way. The party is slated to feature samplings from Coca-Cola, Turkey Hill Dairy, Hatfield Quality Meats and others.
12:10 PM- Phillies batting practice.
1:10 PM- Braves batting practice.
2 PM- Questlove of The Roots DJ's at the 3rd base plaza party.
2:26 PM- The Phillies "leadoff walk"...the team enters the stadium.
2:35 PM- US Military unfurls a massive U.S. Flag on the field and the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Men’s Chorale perform America the Beautiful.
2:40 PM- Braves intros.
2:45 PM- Phillies intros.
2:52 PM- National Anthem, performed by Kane Kalas.
2:55 PM- US Navy Leap Frogs parachute onto the field, delivering the first balls.
3:02 PM- Ceremonial first pitches, featuring Questlove and Daniel Scharff, an 11-year-old boy that was born with cerebral palsy.
3:07 PM- FIRST PITCH!
5th inning- The Phanatic's first dance of the season.
7th inning stretch- Sergeant Jonathon Packard of the Delaware State Police performs God Bless America.
Postgame- Questlove to DJ for 90 minutes at Pass and Stow, the new bar that replaced McFaddens.
For those not in attendance, the game will be broadcast live on NBC 10 in Philadelphia and on 94.1 WIP FM. Opening day ceremonies are also slated to be streamed live on the Phillies' social networking platforms.