Reading Fightin Phils home opener already a sellout

Sellout a first in team's 47-year history in Reading, officials say

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Published: Apr 10 2013 07:17:21 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 10 2013 07:20:47 PM EDT
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READING, Pa. -

If you're planning to check out the Reading Fightin Phils' season debut at home on Friday and don't already have a ticket, you're just about out of luck.

Tickets for box, reserved and general admission seats for the team's home opener at FirstEnergy Stadium have all been sold, the team announced Wednesday.

A limited number of pool pavilion and deck tickets remain for sale at a cost of $19 each. Those tickets include a 2-1/2-hour all-you-can-eat buffet.

"We couldn’t be more excited to have a sellout on opening night for the first time in our franchise’s long history," said Scott Hunsicker, the team's general manager. "The excitement and enthusiasm the fans have shown for all of the opening night promotions have been overwhelming. Our fans are thrilled and intrigued for all of the changes with our rebranding and stadium improvements."

The 47th home opener is expected to be the largest opening night crowd in the team’s history, officials said.

The evening will be attended a trio of special guests. Bronze medalist and Berks County native Allison Baver, jazz artist Gerald Veasley, and Rich Ashburn Jr. will be in attendance.

While tickets for Friday’s game are sold out, fans can still purchase tickets for Saturday and Sunday's games.