Baseball is known as “The Great American Pastime” – and how true that is. From backyard games with friends to little league, small town ball clubs to the Major Leagues, baseball has been a part of our national identity for centuries! People of all ages and all walks of life bond over baseball as players or fans, and it remains one of the most popular professional sports in America today.
Fitting right in with this historical picture of American baseball, the Philadelphia Phillies are the nation’s oldest continuous, one-city, one-name franchise in all of professional sports! Dating all the way back to 1883, the team was originally founded as the “Quakers,” soon to be renamed the “Philadelphias,” and subsequently shortened to “Phillies.”
The Phillies moved to their current home, Citizens Bank Park, in 2004. Often referred to as “CBP,” the 43,651 person capacity baseball stadium is part of the larger South Philadelphia Sports Complex that also houses the Wells Fargo Center and Lincoln Financial field – the home stadiums of other Philadelphia professional sports teams.
Visitors to Citizens Bank Park can enjoy a variety of attractions – including, of course, Phillies home games! Behind center field, attendees will find Ashburn Alley, named for Richie Ashburn – a hall of fame Phillies player and longtime broadcaster for the team. The Alley is full of great things to experience, including the All-Star Walk, the Phillies Wall of Fame, and Memory Lane.
Baseball games are great fun for friends and family, and even more exciting when you can go as a large group! Renting a charter bus to get your team, class, church group, or social club to Citizens Bank Park is a fun and convenient way to ensure your entire group arrives together (and saves you the trouble of finding parking). A motorcoach will get your group to a Phillies game in style and comfort, allowing you to focus on all the fun of the game – and none of the stressful logistics. Baseball season is in full effect – start planning your charter bus trip right away.