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The Phillies announce ballpark upgrades for the upcoming season

VIA THE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

As the Philadelphia Phillies’ faithful wait to find out if Bryce Harper will be our prom king, the organization the organization announced several new enhancements coming to the ballpark very soon. The improvements will include a, “transformation of 24,500 square feet of space adjacent to the Third Base Plaza into Pass and Stow, a new area that features an outdoor beer garden and bar, Foundry Pizza serving brick-oven pizza, a family-friendly sports pub, 44 TVs to catch game action, and more.”  There will also be a 120-seat Shake Shack coming to the area.

Phillies Executive Vice President David Buck stated:

“We are always striving to make the Phillies fan experience the best in baseball,” said  “With this, we are excited to partner with Aramark to bring an outdoor beer garden to the ballpark, complete with an open-patio concept and backyard type feel. Pass and Stow’s sports pub and Shake Shack are also great additions for our fans. Not only will these social spaces feature a wide array of food options, but also fun design elements that tie into Phillies history and Philadelphia’s iconic Liberty Bell.”

(Digital images/renderings of Pass and Stow courtesy of the Phillies)

Pass and Stow is named after the two Philadelphia foundry workers, John Pass and John Stow, who recast the original bell in 1753.

The team also announced:

• Immediately upon entering the Third Base Gate, fans will experience the outdoor beer garden, bar with local craft and draft beers, and Foundry Pizza of Pass and Stow. The first of its kind at Citizens Bank Park, this open-air, food and drink destination will span 11,500 square feet, seat 250 fans, and have ample standing room. Additional features include fire pits, picnic tables, a 30′ x 50′ pergola adorned with lights, and a Phillies-etched water feature.

• Pass and Stow will also include a 7,000-square foot, family-friendly sports pub with seating for 150 fans. Other highlights: garage doors that open and a split-flap board (similar to Amtrak’s board at 30th Street Station) that shows game updates.

• Continuing with the Liberty Bell theme, the Phillies are bringing back the iconic 19-foot high Liberty Bell that was once located atop Veterans Stadium. The newly refurbished bell will be prominently displayed as fans approach the ballpark, providing yet another photo opportunity.

(Digital images/renderings of Shake Shack courtesy of the Phillies)

• For the first time, Shake Shack is bringing its sit-down restaurant experience to a sports venue, with seating for 120 fans. This popular modern-day “roadside” burger stand will now serve its classic burgers, crinkle-cut fries, hand-spun shakes and more at the ballpark. More than 6,000 square feet, Shake Shack will be adjacent to Pass and Stow.

Last year the club introduced The Yard, an interactive Major League kids experience in right field. They also brought boardwalk-themed concessions to the ballpark.

The new enhancements at Citizens Bank Park will officially be up and running when the team takes on the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, March 28th. Pass and Stow will be open two hours before the start of each home game and will remain open for post-game hours. Shake Shack will be open during normal home game hours.

 


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