Most Anticipated Opening Homestand Concludes Tuesday

The 2011 season, presented by Pepsi, concludes on Tuesday.

By Reading Phillies | April 12, 2011 6:30 AM ET

(Reading, PA) -- The completion of the Awesome Offseason Renovations, a Ryan Howard Garden Gnome Version #2 to the first 3,500 adults, one lucky fan wins a life-sized Ryan Howard Garden Gnome – estimated at 550 pounds, a National Penn Mascot Band pre-game concert, Bark at the Park, an America’s Classic Ballpark Baseball, and much, much more, highlight the most anticipated homestand in the history of the Reading Phillies.

Tickets for the opening homestand of the 2011 season, presented by Pepsi, are still available and fans can purchase tickets by phone at 610-370-BALL, by walk-up at the brand-new R-Phils ticket office, or online at

“It’s the day we have all been waiting for,” said R-Phils GM Scott Hunsicker. “It has been an amazing offseason filled with awesome stadium renovations. We have so many great things planned for all season and look forward to sharing all the new amenities with our fans. It truly is the re-birth of FirstEnergy Stadium.”

On Tuesday, April 19, the R-Phils will conclude their opening homestand with a 6:35 p.m. game against the Erie SeaWolves. The first 500 adults will receive an R-Phils Legends Photo of Larry Bowa, courtesy of Tamaqua Chamber. The night will also serve as Lacrosse Night presented by Body Zone Sports and Wellness, and all fans that bring a lacrosse stick will get a free ticket. There will be a special Lacrosse Night Play Catch of the Field at 5:30 p.m.

Single-game tickets for all remaining home games this season are available now and fans can purchase tickets by visiting, 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 America’s Classic Ballpark.


Thursday April 14, 7:05 p.m.
• Happy Hour 4:00-6:00 p.m.
• Kids Happy Half Hour w/ Free Phunland 4:00-4:30.
• The Return of the Ryan Howard Garden Gnome – Version # 2 (First 3,500 adults)
• One Lucky Fan Wins a Life-Size Ryan Howard Garden Gnome—Estimated at 550 lbs.
• Jeff Ebert Pre-Game Concert
• R-Phils Mascot Band Pre-Game Concert
• Kane Kalas, son of the late Harry Kalas, will sing National Anthem
• Commemorative Opening Night “Front Page” Poster (All fans exit give away)
• R-Phils Dance Team Poster Calendar (A2500)

Friday April 15, 7:05 p.m.
• America’s Classic Ballpark Baseball (First 2,000 adults)
• Bring Your Dog to the Ballpark
• Frog Holler in Concert 5:00-6:30 p.m.
• Happy Hour 5:00-6:00 p.m.
• Happy Half Hour w/ Free Phunland 5:00-5:30 p.m.
• 4 for $49 Family Night w/ Pre-Game Play Catch on the Field
• Crazy About Reading Night

Saturday April 16, 6:05 p.m.
• Old School R-Phils Knit Ski Hat (First 2,500 adults, 21+)
• Celebration of Music w/ Free Ticket and On-Field Performance
• Bunch-A-Funk in Concert 4:00-5:30 p.m.
• Happy Hour 4:00-5:00 p.m.
• Happy Half Hour w/ Free Phunland 4:00-4:30 p.m.
• Three Grand Prize Vacation Giveaways, courtesy of White Star Travel
    (R-Phils Fan Road Trip to Richmond and Pittsburgh - June 3-5)
    (Cape May – May 13-15)
    (Charleston, SC – May 16-20)

Sunday April 17, 1:05 p.m.
• R-Phils Team Baseball Card Poster (First 2,500 kids)
• Chocolate Baseball Glove (First 1,500 kids)
• Kids Club Free Ticket Game
• Kids Club Team Autograph Session 11AM
• Flat Screens & Bicycle Giveaways
• $1 Hot Dogs
• All Fans “Run the Bases” After the Game

Monday, April 18, 6:35 p.m.
• R-Phils Legends Photo – Robin Roberts (first 500 adults)
• Community Music Showcase (5:30 – 6:15 p.m.)

Tuesday, April 19, 6:35 p.m.
• R-Phils Legends Photo – Larry Bowa (first 500 adults)
• Lacrosse Night Play Catch on Field (5:30 p.m.)
• Free Ticket to Anyone With Lacrosse Stick
• Community Music Showcase (5:30 – 6:15 p.m.)

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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