Citizens Bank Park, PA - This weekend, the Phillies host the Washington Nationals (April 8-9) and the New York Mets (April 10-12) for the first homestand of the season. Below are the top 5 things to know.Pre-game festivities! Starting with a Free Phillies Opening Day Block Party, 2017 Phillies Leadoff Walk, Kane Kalas to sing National Anthem & Sylvia Green to throw out ceremonial first pitch
- McDonald's Opening Night A.K.A the first night game of the season. The Phillies first night game of 2017 is on Saturday, April 8. All fans 15 and over will receive a McDonald's Opening Night T-Shirt at the 7:05 p.m. Phillies-Nationals game.
- Calling all youngsters: Cavity Busters Kid's Opening Day is Sunday! On Sunday, April 9, kids are taking over the ballpark! As part of Cavity Busters Kid's Opening Day, there will be pre-game and in-game fun for kids at the 1:35 p.m. Phillies game against the Nationals. Fans can be on the lookout for kid-drawn player headshots, a special starting nine lineup, and more. All children 14 and under will receive a Cavity Busters Kid's Opening Day Hooded Sweatshirt. Plus, children can explore and take part in fun Philadelphia Science Festival Day activities being held at the Left Field Gate Plaza.
- Start the week right at the Phillies-Mets series, leading off with dollar dogs & @Phillies giveaway. Be sure to come to Monday's game hungry! During the 7:05 p.m. Phillies-Mets game, all fans can purchase a hot dog for $1.00 at any concession stand. On Tuesday, April 11, fans 15 and over will receive an @Phillies Cell Phone Wallet at the 7:05 p.m. Phillies game versus the Mets.
- Educational, philanthropic and fun: student promotions begin! During the month of April, the Phillies have a ton of promos for students, geared toward education, philanthropy and fun. The Phillies are offering a Student Steal - a $15 ticket, plus the first "jawn" of food or drink (up to $12). That's right - Chickie's & Pete's Crab Fries, Bull's BBQ, Tony Luke's, hot dog & soda, basically anything you can eat or drink in Ashburn Alley - is included with the Student Steal ticket deal. It's a special offer for all high school, college and graduate students during the entire month of April. Fans can visit Phillies.com/StudentSteal to order.
- During the Mets series (April 10-12), the Phillies spring #CollegeSeries gives students a behind-the-scenes look at the business of baseball. Each night features networking, a player appearance, ballpark tour, and photos with the World Series trophies. The spring semester includes College Baseball Analytics Night (4/10), College Business of Sports Media Night (4/11), College Finance Night presented by Citizens Bank, KPMG & PICPA (4/12).
- Also on Monday, April 10 at the 7:05 p.m. Phillies-Mets game, are exclusive college theme nights including Phillies College Night, featuring a limited edition t-shirt in school colors and Red Goes Greek Night, with tickets buy one get one free, plus a special Phillies Red Goes Greek snapback hat giveaway.
- Opening week post-game fun at XFINITY Live! After EVERY game, the fun continues with XFINITY Live! Post-Game Specials, available one hour immediately following the game.
- Gate Openings: Ashburn Alley opens two hours prior to game time, all gates open one and a half hours prior to game time.
- Broadcast: For the most up-to-date TV broadcast schedule, please go to Phillies.com. MLB.TV and SportsRadio 94WIP will host all games during the season.
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