READING, Pa. - The start of baseball's spring training is one sure sign spring is just around the corner. Reading FIghtin Phils tickets going on sale is another.
The Fightins' box office at FirstEnergy Stadium opened at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, selling tickets for all 2017 home games.
The ticket office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. for in-person sales and orders by phone at 610-370-BALL. Tickets can also be bought online 24/7 at fightins.com/tickets.
The Fightins also pulled the wraps off their promotions schedule, starting with the home opener on Thursday, April 13. The first 3,000 fans 18 and over will receive a long-sleeve t-shirt featuring the new America's Classic Ballpark logo that commemorates FirstEnergy Stadium's iconic status.
"There’s Wrigley and Fenway in the Majors, and then there's America's Classic Ballpark in the Minors," said Brandiose’s Jason Klein, who, along with Casey White, developed the logo. "If there’s one classic ballpark in all of Minor League Baseball, it's here in Reading."
Other giveaways and promotions during the season include bobble heads depicting Aaron Nola and Brett Myers; a Mother's Day tote bag; a Father's Day bucket hat; three appearances by the Phillie Phanatic; and 31 fireworks shows.
The Fightins also announced last week that they will honor the whoopie pie by renaming themselves the Reading Whoopies for their 16th annual morning game on August 7.
2017 will be the Fightins' 51st season of being the Philadelphia Phillies's Double-A affiliate.
The Fighting Phils will start their season on the road on April 6 with the start of a four-game series against the SeaDogs in Portland. That will be followed by three games against the Fisher Cats in New Hampshire.
The first pitch at home against the Richmond Flying Squirrels is set for 7:05 p.m. on April 13.
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