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The Philadelphia Phillies home opener against the Cincinnati Reds has been postponed and rescheduled due to possible rain in the forecast.
The game will now be held on Friday, April 7, at 3:05 p.m. All gates will open at 12:35 p.m.
“After consultation with Major League Baseball and the uncertain forecast tomorrow between 3:00 and 7:00 p.m., we have elected to move our home opener with the Reds to Friday. With the open date, we have the ability to reschedule the game for our fans,” said Phillies Executive Vice President David Buck.
New food and a gigantic new videoboard are just some of the things fans can expect at the home opener.
Here’s everything you should know ahead of first pitch:
State-of-the-art PhanaVision is large!
The Phillies unveiled their new state-of-the-art Phanavision scoreboard. It’s 77% larger than the old one. It’s 152 feet wide by 86 feet tall — the third largest in the MLB.
“This new scoreboard got me pumped when they were playing the bass and it was real loud,” said former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel. “I can’t imagine once they fill this ballpark up on Opening Day and they turn this music up, and that noise, it’s gonna be unreal.”
New food options
New concessions offerings and local partnerships
New fan screening process
Fans will now be able to walk right through the entrance gates without having to stop to open bags or be checked individually as they enter the ballpark. This new feature is thanks to Evolv Technology, which will be partnering with the Phillies to use a powerful technology with artificial intelligence to provide safer, more accurate threat detection at unprecedented volume and speed.
New Uber RideShare lot
Starting on April 20, Uber will be providing a RideShare in Lot T for all Citizens Bank Park and Wells Fargo Center events. Fans should exit the Third Base Gate and walk along Pattison Avenue toward Broad Street to enter the lot and request a vehicle, which will meet each rider in the designated area. The lot will also include an Uber-branded lounge with seating and a charging station.