An afternoon full of activities is on tap as the Phillies return to Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia. And, NBC10 has you covered with a one-hour special "Welcome Home Phillies" live from the ballpark prior to the Phillies taking on the San Diego Padres.
The festivities at the ballpark begin at noon with a block party on Citizens Bank Park Way featuring live music and a Ferris wheel. The block party is open to the public and you won’t need a ticket to take part in it. [[375208531, C]]
For those who do have tickets to the game, gates open at 12:35 p.m. and each fan will receive a free Opening Day commemorative Phillies cap. The Phillies will then enter the park from center Field, giving fans the chance to see the players up close before they take the field. [[375232641, C]]
Before the baseball game begins, Philadelphia Police Officer Jesse Hartnett, who was injured in an ambush, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch around 3 p.m.
Click here for full Opening Day festivities. And be part of it (even without a ticket) by tuning into NBC10.