How the Phillies became a money-making team

    A man many Philadelphians love to hate deserves some credit for the team we love to watch.

    John Street is behind the Phillies’ success.

    Where would the team be today if Street hadn’t pushed for a new stadium? Well, they’d still be in the Vet, for one, but numbers from Metropolis show just how much the Phillies’ status has changed since 2003.

    Gate sales alone at Citizens Bank Park pull in about $100 million more a year than the Vet gate. The team expects to gross $240 million this year. Compare that to the $97 million gross during the last year at the Vet.

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    And of course, the new stadium brought new talent and new talent brought a World Series, multiple charities and cold Tastykakes. If we could just get Street in the Phanatic suit


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