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Eleven Fun Facts About Citzens Bank Park

As any person buying their children Phillies baby clothes would know, the Phillies have known many homes over the decades. Today, they play at the elaborate Citizens Bank Park to the delight of their fans. How much do you know about the park? We have eleven interesting facts about this state-of-the-art ball park for you to impress your friends with.

The Phillies moved to Citizens Bank Park in 2004, after spending 32 years at Veterans Stadium. The first game was an exhibition game against the Cleveland Indians.
The park cost $95 million over 25 years to complete. $57.5 million was paid for naming rights, and $37.5 million was paid for the Phillies broadcast media package.
In commemoration of Veterans Stadium, the Phillies erected a monument as a memorial to military veterans. It includes bronze plaques that represent each branch of the miliary, and also POW/MIA. Seven poles surround the memorial that fly the American, navy, army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force, and POW/MIA flags year-round.
The ballpark mascot is the Phillie Phanatic, who was named the best sports mascot in America in 2008 and 2011.
The park is the site of the Phillies “Red Goes Green” program for environmental responsibility. Efforts include the purchase of 20 million renewable energy credits per year to offset carbon pollution, and matching 100% of used electricity with locally harvested wind and solar power. The Phillies Ballgirls, leaders of the Red Goes Green program, also collect recycable containers throughout the park during home games.
The park has exactly 43,651 seats.
Exactly 11,602 gallons of paint were used in painting the park.
The Phillies gargantuan Daktronic HD-150 display is the largest in the National League, and among the largest in the world.
Before each home game game, the team’s starting lineup is displayed on poster-sized baseball cards behind the left field scoreboard building.
Ten-foot tall Sculptures of team veterans Richie Ashburn, Steve Carlton, Mike Schmidt, and Robin Roberts are found at different places throughout the park.
Food network voted Citzens Bank Park for “Best Ballpark Eats” in 2007 and Number One Vegetarian Ballpark in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013.

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