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July 20, 2018

Now you can get beers delivered to your seat at Phillies games by just sending a text

The test program will last for 10 home games

Technology Philadelphia Phillies
Citizens Bank Park Contributed image/Visit Philly

Citizens Bank Park will have more netting to protect fans from stray foul balls starting next season.

You can order a drink starting this weekend at Citizens Bank Park without having to even download a new app, let alone get out of your seat. 

The Phillies and Aramark, the team's longtime food and beverage provider, announced on Friday that fans sitting in designated locations around the park can order beverages through their iPhone's Messages app to have beer and water delivered right to their seats. 

It looks like there are three stipulations to using this method: you have to be an iPhone owner, sitting in one of these designated seat sections, and using Apple Pay.

To order, all you have to do is open your iPhone camera and take a photo of a QR code that will be on the seat back in front of you. Then, just follow the instructions on the Messages text screen, and pay using Apple Pay.

“We look forward to joining Aramark in testing this mobile delivery service, an innovative use of Apple Business Chat that further enhances the food and beverage experience at Citizens Bank Park,” said David Buck, Phillies executive vice president. “With this new pilot program, food ordering and delivery is as easy as a text message, and we are excited to be the first sports facility in the country to try out this new technology.”

It's called brew2you, and it's making its debut this weekend.

The experiment will be conducted for 10 home games, starting with the Phillies' 3-game series against the San Diego Padres, and will finish on Aug. 5 against the Miami Marlins.

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