Monday, August 6, 2007

NYY Stadium Insider Visits Citizens Bank Park in Philly

Meant to get this up sooner, but I have been lazy.

On Saturday, July 28 the girlfriend and I took a one night trip down to Philly, centered around visiting the relatively new ballpark down there that the Phillies play in.

Although Nick seems to think he has heard that the stadium isn't very impressive, I beg to differ. Great concessions, huge, wide walkways, a festive atmosphere and great views from most of the seats that I passed by. The stadium also has a nice view of the Philadelphia skyline in the background.

Obviously, Philly fans of ANY sports team leave a LOT to be desired. I won't let that take away from the overall grade of the stadium. When it comes to facilities, it is the nicest stadium I have ever been to. I hope to get to PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pac Bell or whatever the Giants stadium is called in SF, Petco in San Diego and whatever the Arizona field is called nowadays so I can compare them to the Philly facilities.

Oh yea, Pat Burrell is like Philly's very own A-Rod. The dude has like a .420 OBP and he is approaching 20 HRs, yet they boo his every move. Typical Philly.

Interesting fact: 7/28/07 will go down in history as the single most attended day in Major League Baseball history (there were a couple of day/night doubleheaders that day).

Here are some pictures:

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