Have you ever wondered what goes on at Citizens Bank Park when the baseball season is over? While it is mostly quiet, there are still a few events going on. This weekend, the Phillies hosted their annual Holiday Sale with game-used items, books, DVD’s and Phillies collectables on sale. Much of the sale proceeds go to Phillies Charities.
Game-used merchandise on sale included bats, balls, batting helmets, cleats, locker name plates and jerseys:
Phanta Claus made an appearance, taking photos with Phans and their families. Phillies Ballgirls were also on hand to meet fans and assist with sales. Then late on Saturday, Jimmy Rollins lit the Phillies Christmas tree outside Citizens Bank Park.
While the sale rolled on, I wandered around the ballpark to check out a few other offseason activities. In the winter months, much effort s put into cleaning up the stadium. Seats are actually removed in order to power wash both the seats and the concrete pads they sit on. Notice all of the blank, grey areas where seats used to be:
Keep checking Phillies.com throughout the winter for other fun offseason events, including player appearances and big sales at the Majestic Clubhouse Store.
Photos by Jenn Zambri Photography except Rollins photo from Philly.com