Citizens Bank Park

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Citizens Bank Park
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LocationOne Citizens Bank Way
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148
Coordinates39°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 groundJune 28, 2002
OpenedApril 3, 2004
OwnerThe City Of Philadelphia
OperatorPhiladelphia Phillies
Comcast-Spectacor Global Spectrum Division
SurfaceKentucky Blue Grass
ScoreboardLeft 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
ArchitectEwingCole (formerly Ewing Cole Cherry Brott) (Philadelphia)
Populous (formerly HOK Sport Kansas City)
Project ManagerJohn Stranix
Main contractorsL. F. Driscoll Co
Hunt Construction
Synterra, Ltd.
Don Todd Associates, Inc.
Capacity43,647 with standing room at least
46,528 (2007–present)[1]
43,308 (2006)
43,500 (2004–05)
Field dimensionsLeft 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]
TenantsPhiladelphia 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 | change 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. Retrieved 30 July 2009.