Many of us have hit up a South Philly double header in the past: starting the day at a Flyers game and ending it at a Phillies game across the street. But the NFL Draft coming to town next week offers a new double header option. How about a Thursday Business Person Special at Citizens Bank Park followed by the first round of the NFL Draft in front of the Art Museum?
And the Phillies are encouraging such behavior with a sweet ticket deal for Eagles fans -- or even imposter Eagles fans.
"In celebration of the 82nd NFL Draft being held on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on April 27 -- 29, the Phillies are extending a special ticket offer. With the Philadelphia Eagles having the 14th Pick in the NFL Draft, all fans wearing Eagles jerseys or gear can take advantage of tickets priced at just $14 each in locations regularly priced $38 & under," the Phillies announced in a release.
The offer is good for the Tuesday and Wednesday games against the Miami Marlins at 7:05 or the Thursday afternoon game at 1:05 pm.
All you have to do is show up to the ticketing windows at CBP on gameday rocking some Eagles gear and you'll get the special price.
Phillies managing partner John Middleton was a guest on 94 WIP on Thursday and talked about the promotion.
"In addition to giving Eagles fans a discount, maybe we should hit [Cowboys, Redskins, Giants, and Patriots fans] with a surcharge," Middleton said. "And I gotta tell you, [Eagles owner] Jeffrey [Lurie] loved the idea, but I’ve been told the second half of that idea may be viewed as inhospitable."
Could be a new slogan: Make Philadelphia Inhospitable Again.
Perhaps these three games will get a pass for being the only games all season where an E-A-G-L-E-S chant is acceptable at Citizens Bank Park?