April 01, 2015
This is no April Fools' joke.
Fans will be able to buy cocktails and wine on the main concourse's general concession areas at Citizens Bank Park this season, the Phillies and Aramark announced Tuesday during the first-ever "What's New at Citizens Bank Park Preview Party," hosted by Phillies radio broadcasters Scott Franzke and Larry Andersen.
Behind Section 142, fans will now find a special, Phillies-branded red wine created by local favorite Chaddsford Winery, in partnership with Wine by Design.
The cocktail list has yet to be finalized. Wine and cocktails cannot be brought out to seats.
Chaddsford Winery will host Phillies Wine Weekend April 18 and 19, featuring tastings, raffles, a batting cage and more.
"We take great pride in making the fan experience the very best at Citizens Bank Park," Michael Harris, Phillies' director of marketing and special projects, said in a statement. "From food to fashion, to fan rewards and phandom, we are excited to join Aramark and our many partners in announcing all of our new enhancements for the 2015 season. Our new off-the-field lineup will no doubt entice fans of all ages."
Along with the wine and cocktails, fans will be able to enjoy Wayback Burgers behind Sections 120, 135 and the Left Field Plaza and Phillies Frank Topped Dogs behind Section 134.
Other additions include healthier and gluten-free options, state-of-the-art digital menu boards and Instagram-to-Screen for social media users.
The Phillies will take the field Monday for Opening Day against the Boston Red Sox.