Citizens Bank Park

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Citizens Bank Park
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Location One Citizens Bank Way
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148
Coordinates 39°54′21″N 75°9′59″W / 39.90583°N 75.16639°W / 39.90583; -75.16639Coordinates: 39°54′21″N 75°9′59″W / 39.90583°N 75.16639°W / 39.90583; -75.16639
Broke ground June 28, 2002
Opened April 3, 2004
Owner The City Of Philadelphia
Operator Philadelphia Phillies
Comcast-Spectacor Global Spectrum Division
Surface Kentucky Blue Grass
Scoreboard Left Field HD display Video Board, 76 feet 0 inches (23.16 m) × 97 feet 0 inches (29.57 m), 7,372 square feet (680 m2)
Daktronics left field scoreboard message board, baseline message boards, HD displays and out-of-town scoreboards
Construction cost $458 million
Architect EwingCole (formerly Ewing Cole Cherry Brott) (Philadelphia)
Populous (formerly HOK Sport Kansas City)
Project Manager John Stranix
Main contractors L. F. Driscoll Co
Hunt Construction
Synterra, Ltd.
Don Todd Associates, Inc.
Capacity 43,647 with standing room at least
46,528 (2007–present)[1]
43,308 (2006)
43,500 (2004–05)
Field dimensions Left field foul pole
329 feet (100 m)[2]
Left field power alley
374 feet (114 m)[2]
The "Angle" (left of CF to LCF)
409 feet (125 m) - 381 feet (116 m) - 387 feet (118 m)[2]
Center field, straightaway
401 feet (122 m)[2]
Right field power alley
369 feet (112 m)[2]
Right field foul pole
330 feet (101 m)[2]
Tenants
Philadelphia Phillies (MLB) (2004–present)

Citizens Bank Park is a Major League Baseball sporting venue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is the home of the Major League Baseball team called the Philadelphia Phillies. It opened on May 3rd, 2004 and the first game played there was on April 12th, when the Phillies lost to the Cincinnati Reds. It seats 43,647 people and replaced the now demolished Veterans Stadium. It is part of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex.

References[change | edit source]

  1. Page 408, 2009 Philadelphia Phillies Media Guide.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Citizens Bank Park Convenience Guide - Field Dimensions". Philadelphia Phillies. http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/phi/ballpark/convenience_guide.jsp#f. Retrieved 30 July 2009.