Travel Advisory Due to multiple events in the sports complex, fans are strongly encouraged to arrive to the ballpark early or take public transportation, as well as allow for extra travel time.
11:30 a.m. Phillies Postseason Block Party on Citizens Bank Way (no game ticket required). This two-and-a-half-hour pregame event for fans of all ages features performances and music on the big postseason stage by Split Decision and DJ HBK. More Phillies fun includes the chance to sign the Phillies Rally for Red October Bus, a giant Ferris wheel, bungee jump, face painters, balloon artists and so much more. Plus, enjoy tasty offerings from local food trucks, as well as a Budweiser Bar. Also featured: a Phillies merchandise trailer offering an assortment of official postseason merchandise including the commemorative National League Championship Series program.
12:07 p.m. All gates open. Postseason rally towels for all fans, compliments of Pep Boys. Also, the New Era Phillies Team Store is open to ticketed guests, as well as three pop-up postseason-only merchandise locations at Sections 140, 211 and the High & Inside Pub.
2:15 p.m. Be in your seats for the on-field happenings taking place prior to the Phillies-Padres game.
National Anthem: Sung by Broadway performer Gabrielle Greene, a Philadelphia native and Springfield Township High School student.
Ceremonial First Pitch: Former outfielder and All-Star Jayson Werth, whose three-run home run in the first inning of Game 5 of the 2009 NLCS – his first of two in the game – set the tone for the Phillies offense and their 10-4 win over the Dodgers, helping Philadelphia wrap up its seventh National League pennant.
2:37 p.m. Phillies vs. Padres game begins.
7th Inning “God Bless America”: Performed by Technical Sergeant Megan May, vocalist with the Air National Guard Band of the Northeast.
Broadcast: TV: FS1 with Joe Davis, John Smoltz, Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci, along with FOX Deportes; Radio: 94 WIP and WTTM 1680 (Spanish).
Online Auction: Bid on autographed items to benefit Phillies Charities, Inc. at phillies.com/auctions until October 26 at noon. Signed memorabilia includes a Bryce Harper game-used baseball, Zack Wheeler helmet, Alec Bohm jersey and more.
Updated Postseason Menu Lineup: Featuring local favorites infused with fall flavors, for a limited time.
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