Offseason At Citizens Bank Park

Have you ever wondered what goes on at Citizens Bank Park when the baseball season is over?  While it is mostly quiet, there are still a few events going on.  This weekend, the Phillies hosted their annual Holiday Sale with game-used items, books, DVD’s and Phillies collectables on sale.  Much of the sale proceeds go to Phillies Charities.

Game-used merchandise on sale included bats, balls, batting helmets, cleats, locker name plates and jerseys:


Sale items.jpgPhanta Claus
made an appearance, taking photos with Phans and their families.  Phillies Ballgirls were also on hand to meet fans and assist with sales.  Then late on Saturday, Jimmy Rollins lit the Phillies Christmas tree outside Citizens Bank Park.


120410 phanatic.jpgWhile the sale rolled on, I wandered around the ballpark to check out a few other offseason activities.  In the winter months, much effort s put into cleaning up the stadium.  Seats are actually removed in order to power wash both the seats and the concrete pads they sit on.  Notice all of the blank, grey areas where seats used to be:


120410 stadium cleaning.jpgAnd while an empty ballpark is a little sad, it is also an amazing opportunity to really admire the scale and splendor of this unique baseball landscape.


120410 stadium.jpgBallpark tours
are also available during the offseason.  If you have never seen the Diamond Club, the players clubhouse or the Hall of Fame Club, this is the perfect time to do so.

Keep checking Phillies.com throughout the winter for other fun offseason events, including player appearances and big sales at the Majestic Clubhouse Store.

 

Photos by Jenn Zambri Photography except Rollins photo from Philly.com

*Read more about the Phillies at my other home page, Phightin’ Phils Phorum in the My Team Rivals network*

 

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