Red October is right around the bend and the Philadelphia Phillies along with their fans. As most already know, the Phillies will not be dancing on their own as Citizens Bank is going to be rocking.
Here are some things you need to know ahead of time for the Philadelphia Phillies Wild Card series.
The Wild Card series might already be sold out, but you can still sign up for their lottery system. If you are unfamiliar with the system, you can sign up here, Phillies 2023 Postseason Ticket Purchase Opportunity | Philadelphia Phillies (mlb.com). This gives you an opportunity to buy tickets for the playoffs straight from the Phillies for face value.
Now this doesn’t guarantee you getting tickets, but it does give you the chance to potentially purchase them. If you have a little extra money and aren’t worried about the price, TickPick is always a good option as they don’t charge you extra fees. At press time, standing room is going for $100+.
There might still be an opportunity for the tickets to be released by the Philadelphia Phillies for the Wild Card round, but I wouldn’t hold my breath. There is no guarantee that tickets are given back to the Phillies to release to the public.
Now that you know about the potential for tickets, there two avenues you can take now: Either attending the game or going out to watch the game. Regardless of which route you take, there are some things to do ahead of time to make your trip easier.
If you are going to the game, the only day to worry about for the Flyers and the Wells Fargo Center not being available for parking will be Thursday. I’m unsure if the Wells Fargo Center lot will be only available for those with parking passes. However, if you need to get one (as Thursday is an if necessary game), then you can use spot hero or the Wells Fargo Center website to get a parking pass.
You can also park at Xfinity Live Casino. If you are a member, you can also get the money back that you used to park with in credit for either the slot machines or table games. It is always a good option when parking and gives you at least a chance to make the money back.
If you aren’t going to the game, you can still park at the casino and watch it there. Xfinity Live Casino has multiple bars and areas to watch the game along with a sports book. There is also plenty of food places in the casino as well for you to get something to eat.
If a casino isn’t exactly your vibe, then Xfinity Live is your go to spot. With five different bars and the main watching area in the middle of the biggest sports bar in the city surrounded by other Phillies faithful, Xfinity Live is such a good time. Inside Xfinity Live, bars such as Broad Street Bullies and their Karaoke setup, PBR and their mechanical bull, 1100 Social and their Silent Disco and Victory Beer Hall and the live band setup where you’ll find patrons dancing on the tables.
Down the street as well is Chickies and Petes. It’s always a good spot to watch the game and usually pretty packed during Eagles games. I fully expect it to be packed during this series. If you want to high-five strangers, this is always a good place to be a little bit outside of the stadiums. I would suggest taking an Uber or train to the stadium and save on parking. Also, it will save you time from sitting in traffic.
The last thing for all fans in attendance, be loud, be present and be the home field advantage. You showed the rest of the baseball world just how scary Philly can be when 45,000+ fans are waving those rally towels. There is nothing like it anywhere else in the sports world.