Mitchell & Ness R-Phils Team Store Opens Saturday04/05/2011 6:28 PM ET
(Reading, PA) The Reading Phillies, the Double-A affiliate of the Philadelphia
Phillies since 1967 the longest affiliation in all of baseball, are pleased to
announce the grand opening of the brand-new climate-controlled Mitchell & Ness R-Phils
Team Store on Saturday, April 9 at 10:00 a.m. to the general public.
This is going to be a great day in Reading Phillies history, said R-Phils GM
Scott Hunsicker. Kids club members will have the opportunity to cut the ribbon and
welcome everyone into the store on Saturday. We are excited to be able to offer our fans a
walk-in store for the first-time ever, here at Americas Classic Ballpark. The
selection of items has been greatly expanded with the new Mitchell & Ness R-Phils Team
Store, plus, we think the special Kids Size Door is going to be very
popular with our young fans.
Beginning at 10:00 a.m. with a special ceremonial ribbon-cutting ceremony, all fans will
have the chance to enter the new Mitchell & Ness R-Phils Team Store for the first-time
and purchase some great gear. Reading Phillies mascots will be in the store to greet
everyone on Saturday. Also, any fan that makes a purchase on Saturday will get a free tour
of FirstEnergy Stadium. Fans will get an early look at the results of the awesome stadium
renovations before Opening Night, which is Thursday, April 14.
Redners R-Phils Kids Club members will want to make their way out to the ballpark as
well on Saturday. All Redners R-Phils Kids Club members will receive 10% off their
entire order by showing their Kids Club membership card. At the moment, the R-Phils are
giving all Redners R-Phils Kids Club members a chance to win a special R-Phils Fan
Pack, as well as the opportunity to cut the ceremonial ribbon at 10:00 a.m. All
Redners R-Phils Kids Club members interested in participating in this fun contest
will need to email R-Phils Director of Fan Development Chris McConney a reason why they
should be the one to cut the ceremonial ribbon. Kids club members can email Chris at
firstname.lastname@example.org. All entries must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 7.
The winner will be announced on Friday, April 8.
The Mitchell and Ness R-Phils Team Store will be adult and kid-friendly, and will have
some great features for both to enjoy. There will be merchandise for all ages, and kids
will have their very own entrance into the store, thanks to the addition of a separate
kid-sized glass door. The Mitchell & Ness R-Phils Team Store will also be accessible
from outside the VIST Financial Plaza gates, inside the gates, and from the main
concourse. Fans can shop during the season, as well as in the offseason, as the Mitchell
& Ness R-Phils Team Store will be open all-year-round. The new store features Mitchell
& Ness' authentic sports apparel, including throwback jerseys, pennants, as well as
current R-Phils merchandise standards, including t-shirts, caps, collectibles, and more.
Also, as part of Saturdays festivities, the R-Phils will unveil a permanent memorial
to the late State Senator Mike OPake. State Senator OPake was instrumental in
all of the improvements to FirstEnergy Stadium, including the current renovation to
Americas Classic Ballpark. Also, the R-Phils will re-dedicate the Dog Tags in front
of FirstEnergy Stadium on Saturday. The Dog Tags were originally placed in front of the
stadium in 1999 and have now been re-located to a new spot at the ballpark. The special
ceremony is being held to honor the countys veterans. Both ceremonies will begin at
Single-game tickets for all 71 home games this season are available now and fans can
purchase tickets by visiting readingphillies.com, by calling 610-370-BALL, or by stopping
by the brand-new ticket office located at FirstEnergy Stadium. Fans can also add the
all-you-can eat Deck Buffett wristband to any order for only $12. R-Phils Tickets -- Same
Great Price. America's Classic Ballpark...Just Got Even Better. R-Phils Opening Night,
April 14th -- the Re-Birth of Americas Classic Ballpark.