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Matt Cord at Victory Beer Hall (Xfinity Live) for Phillies Home Opener

April 720239:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Celebrate the Philadelphia Phillies home opener with 102.9 MGK. Matt Cord will broadcast live from Victory Beer Hall inside Xfinity Live from 9am-2pm on Friday, April 7. 

The postponement of the home opener on Thursday might’ve dampened your spirits, but it’ll make a Friday in the spring weather with a cold Victory beer that much more enjoyable.

The Victory Hazy IPA will be on tap for the first time to celebrate this season’s double plays, homers, and everything in between. If you needed another reason to drink this delicious beer, Brotherly Love IPA allows Victory to give back to organizations helping local communities.

Former Phillies pitcher Ricky Bottalico of our sister station 97.5 The Fanatic will join Matt as a special guest to look ahead to the Phillies’ matchup against the Cincinnati Reds at 3:05 pm.

The first 100 guests to arrive will receiver a “Ring the Bell” t-shirt. Four lucky listeners will be selected to ring the bell at the broadcast table with Matt and win BEER for a YEAR from Victory Brewing!

The Phillies home opener breeds excitement, and nobody fires up a crowd of Philadelphia sports fans better than Matt Cord. Come to Victory Beer Hall inside Xfinity Live on your way into Citizens Bank Park to see the defending National League Champs in their home opener.

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9 Things You Need To Know Before Going To A Philadelphia Phillies Game

  • What time can you get in?

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    For regular season home games, all gates open 90 minutes prior to game time. That means you can show up pretty early to get settled at your seats. It will give you plenty of time for security screenings, to get the lay of the land, and grab a drink.

  • Who will they be playing?

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    This may be a no-brainer but you should know this. Especially if you don’t have Phillies gear to wear, that way you avoid wearing the colors of the opposing team. And if it’s a rivalry game…oh boy be ready.

  • What time does the game begin?

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    Double, triple check this. You don’t want to get caught missing game time or showing up too early. Especially if you’re going to a postponed or rescheduled game. The start time of the game may change from when you bought the tickets up until the day of.

  • There is a new fan screening process.

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    When you used to enter the ballpark there was a process of having to split from your group. Those with bags went one way, those without went a different way. It was a hectic experience trying to reform your group after that. Well now that’s a thing of the past. The fast security process, thanks to AI that detects large-density metal, will allow people with bags to walk straight through. Separation no more!

    Please note that there is still a bag policy and some bags are prohibited in the ballpark. More on that here.

  • What’s the weather gonna be like?

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    This is essential. The park is outside. There is not much cover while you’re at your seat. If it’s going to be hot, dress cool. If it’s going to rain, bring a poncho. Sometimes games are postponed or even cancelled due to weather. So keep an eye on the forecast. You don’t want to get caught in a bad situation!

  • There are plenty of eats.

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    There is no shortage of places to eat at the ballpark. From vegan eats, to new cheesesteaks, you have to pay attention to what’s new at Citizens Bank Park. It changes from year to year, and there are daily and weekly specials as well. Make sure you come hungry, because there’s something for anyone.

  • Where is a good place to park?

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    The Phillies have been kind enough to provide us with a helpful parking map. Parking for Phillies games at Citizens Bank Park is cashless. You can pay with credit/debit cards and mobile payment. You can also pick up a pre-paid parking pass online.

  • How do you access your tickets?

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    Tickets can be accessed on the MLB Ballpark app. It’s a free download. It’ll make your life easier, as you won’t have to scramble at the gate to find your paper tickets. Tickets on your phone. How convenient!

  • Is there anything special happening?

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    You definitely should look this up before going to any game. From who may be throwing out the first pitch, to special giveaways, you want to be prepared! You may even want to wait to buy tickets for a night that calls to you, such as dollar dog night, or Teacher Appreciation night. Find the list here.

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