In the early spring of 2004, Citizens Bank Park in south Philadelphia opened to the public. It’s the home of the Philadelphia Phillies as part of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex. Much like how Veterans Stadium became “The Vet” and Lincoln Financial Field is referred to as “The Linc,” fans have taken to calling Citizens Bank Park simply “The Bank.”
Citizens Bank Park was built to replace Veterans Stadium, which used to host both football and baseball games, with Major League Baseball's Philadelphia Phillies and the National Football League's Philadelphia Eagles calling it home. Citizens Bank Park, following the lead of beautiful and fan friendly stadiums like Baltimore's Camden Yards, was designed and constructed with baseball in mind. Currently, the venue plays host to solely Phillies ticket holders.
In addition to baseball games, Citizens Bank Park has hosted several other events. Concerts at the ballpark have included Jimmy Buffet and The Coral Reefer Band, Billy Joel, Elton John, Bon Jovi, Roger Waters, and Bruce Springsteen. The park also hosted the 2012 NHL Winter Classic, an outdoor hockey game between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers, in January of 2012.
The park seats over 43,000, perfect for all the different events it hosts.
Getting There and Getting In
Parking & Directions
Traveling to Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park is incredibly easy. Residents of the city or visitors to the city will often take Philadelphia's Broad Street Line subway south right to the stadium (which is the last stop on the line), and there are also Bus Routes, such as SEPTA's 4 and 17 Bus Routes which can get you to the stadium.
For those driving to the stadium from different areas both in and outside of the city limits, Citizens Bank Park has detailed directions available and also has large parking lots available for both parking and pregame tailgating.