Details of Citizens Bank Park and the Ticket Luck value
The Citizens Bank Park is the official home ground of the American baseball league team Philadelphia Phillies. The stadium is located close to Downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and forms part of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex. The sporting facility opened in April 2003, and held its first-ever baseball game between the Phillies and the Cincinnati Reds on April 12, 2003. The ball bark is built next door to the Lincoln Financial Field and the Wells Fargo Center. The baseball stadium was built on the same piece of land where once the Veterans Stadium stood. Citizens Bank Park features a dirt pitch and grass field with several food stalls selling hoagies, cheese steaks, and many regional dishes.
The Phillies initially wanted to have a home ground in Downtown Philadelphia, just like other major ball parks situated in the city centers of Denver, San Francisco, Cleveland, Baltimore, and Cincinnati. But due to protests by the Chinatown community, the plans to build a downtown ball park were scrapped. The location of the stadium was moved just outside of interstate 676, some three miles from Downtown Philadelphia. Despite huge support from the business and labor community for a downtown ball park, the stadium was built on the location of an old food warehouse factory, just north of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex.
Citizens Bank Park has the capacity to accommodate approximately forty-seven thousand spectators with standing space. Since the ball parks inauguration, some four thousand additional seats have been added as a result of extension projects. The ground was unveiled in June 2001; however, it wasn't until April 2004 that the ball park was officially allowed to hold regular baseball matches. Just before the opening of the ball park, Citizens Bank agreed to pay ninety-five million dollars for a period of twenty-five years in return for naming rights. The deal also gave complete control of all television channels, radio broadcasts, publications, and public or private facilities within the bounds of the ball park.
Ever since the park opened in 2004, the administration of the ball park has made several changes to the playing area and other public facilities around the stadium. The first major change was the reassigning of pens to improve the view of Phillies pitchers. As a result of this modification, the Phillies pitchers were given access to the lower pen and the upper pen was left to be used solely by the visitors. The second change came after the 2005 season, when the left-field wall was moved back by five feet due to high number of left-field home runs scored in the previous season. But even after all these changes; the Citizens Bank Park still remains one of the most hitter friendly baseball grounds in the whole of U.S. This was confirmed during the 2009 season, when a total of 149 home runs were scored, the second highest number just falling behind the new stadium of New York Yankees. This season the Philadelphia Phillies are due to play several home games against their traditional rivals at the Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. So, all you Phillies fans out there grab your Citizen Bank Park Tickets while they are still available!