Reading Phils' Old Stadium Getting a New Look

The Reading Phillies announced plans to renovate their 60-year-old ballpark, FirstEnergy Stadium.

The renovations will take place over the next two off-seasons and cost $10-million. Half of the costs depend on a $5-million state grant, while the team and city will foot the rest of the bill.

The makeover includes moving the entrance to the right-field side where a new concession concourse will reside, adding nearly 500 parking spots and revamping the team locker rooms.

The team originally wanted a completely new stadium, but had to settle for the newly planned renovations after the city ditched the proposal.

The decision to renovate instead of rebuild was largely a result of the R-Phils’ lease on the ballpark, which runs through 2021 and holds the city responsible for repairs and maintenance costs.

Here's a full list of renovations, provided by The Reading Eagle.

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