Spring is right around the corner so hopefully you've been training all winter for your summer stomach because there are a plethora of tasty new food options at Citizens Bank Park this season.
The Phillies unveiled a number of the new items at an event at the ballpark this evening and we highlighted some of the best new additions.
New Food Options
The first one that jumps out is a new hoagie offering from the very reliable Primo Hoagies, which will be located in Ashburn Alley. Primo Hoagies will offer a variety of hot and cold sandwiches on their fresh baked breads.
While Chickie's and Pete's crab fries are often the most coveted item at Philly sporting events, it will have some competition in the French fry department this season. South Philly Shareable Stak will be located behind section 120 and offer boardwalk style fries with the option of topping them with in-house roast pork, sharp provolone cheese sauce, cherry pepper aioli or chopped roasted long hots.
One of the more interesting additions is The Mac Shack behind section 122, which will offer house-made mac and cheese with a number of different toppings. Pretty much everyone loves some mac and cheese but I'm curious to see how that translates to a ballpark snack.
Veggie lovers will surely be excited to try the Farmer’s Market Grain Bowl that features toasted red quinoa, brown rice, sweet peppers, cucumbers, radish, baby herbs, and is finished with honey-balsamic vinaigrette. Also new this year is a Falafel Sandwich.
There will also be some new kiosks at Zoom Foods behind section 126, which is described as "the next step in the evolution of stadium food & beverage service, featuring customer-facing, self-ordering kiosks -- improving guest experience and speed of transaction time."
Other existing vendors with new offerings include pulled chicken option from Bull's BBQ, new signature Hatfield hot dogs including pork roll as a dog topper, as well as new options at Harry the K's.
New Fashion and Fun
Kids attending games at Citizens Bank Park will surely love the new Galapagos Gang bobbleheads, which includes the Phanatic and his favorite friends.
An interesting new attire option is dubbed SustainU Ware, which is made in America from recycled products.
Active Phillies fans will be able to purchase a Phillies-branded activity tracker from Nuband.
Even your pet can be happy eating at CBP this season with Team Treatz SportsSnack. It's exactly like it sounds: Phillies-branded doggy baseball biscuits.
Students and alums from Temple, Drexel, Saint Joseph's, Villanova, La Salle and the University of Pennsylvania will be excited to see New Era hats that combine their school loyalty with their Phillies fandom on hats in their school colors but also featuring the Phillies' 'P'.
New Theme Nights
There are three notable theme night additions that fans can get excited about.
Game of Thrones Night at Citizens Bank Park will take place on July 3 when House Phillies of Philadelphia will take on House Pirates of Pittsburgh. The first 2,000 fans who purchase a ticket through the special promo will receive a special Game of Thrones item.
"You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" 50th Anniversary Night on July 5 where the first 2,000 fans to purchase a ticket through the special promo will receive a Charlie Brown bobblehead wearing Phillies gear.
Star Trek Night: The Next Generation 30th Anniversary Night on Sept. 26 when the first 3,000 fans to purchase a ticket through the special promo will receive a Captain Picard bobblehead.