Our First Name is Philadelphia

Founded in 1883, the Phillies have served as a source of pride for fans across the entire Greater Philadelphia Region.  Multiple generations of passionate supporters have made the Phillies an iconic element of the fabric of the Philadelphia community.  Consistently, regardless of what happens between the lines, Phillies baseball is the most-attended paid attraction in the 4th largest DMA in the country, providing fans with entertaining baseball played at the highest level by true professionals.  

As a marketing platform serving the region’s business community, the Phillies provide valuable resources to advertisers looking to reach an engaged fan base in a welcoming environment. Let us show you how we can craft an impactful partnership designed to grow your business.   

Citizens Bank Park

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Phillies baseball is played in a world-class facility representative of the high standards of the Philadelphia baseball fan – Citizens Bank Park.  Since calling Citizens Bank Park home in 2004, the Phillies have played in front of over 40 million fans and experienced on-field success that has resulted in:

  • A World Series Championship in 2008
  • Two National League Pennants (2008, 2009)
  • Five consecutive NL East Division titles (2007-2011)

Citizens Bank Park has also been home to:

  • Thousands of events, ranging from corporate meetings and trade shows to the popular Spartan Race
  • Concerts including names such as Billy Joel, Elton John, Beyonce & Jay Z, Roger Waters , Jason Aldean and Justin Timberlake
  • 2012 NHL Winter Classic
 

Phillies New Manager

Former major leaguer Gabe Kapler has been hired as the 54th manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. Kapler, 42, has spent the last three years working for the Los Angeles Dodgers as the club’s director of player development, overseeing their entire minor league system.  The Dodgers’ minor league teams went a combined 1,299-1,128 during his tenure with eight first-place finishes.  Their .535 winning percentage over that span was fourth-best among all 30 major league clubs and second-best among all National League teams, trailing only the Phillies (.548). 

In 2007, Kapler took a brief hiatus from playing and managed the Greenville Drive, a single-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.  He also worked as a coach for Team Israel during the 2013 World Baseball Classic qualifying period. 

Kapler played parts of 12 seasons in the major leagues for the Detroit Tigers (1998-99), Texas Rangers (2000-02), Colorado Rockies (2002-03), Boston Red Sox (2003-06), Milwaukee Brewers (2008) and Tampa Bay Rays (2009-10).  He finished with a .268 batting average, 176 doubles, 82 home runs, 77 stolen bases and a .329 on-base percentage in 1,104 games.  He was a member of the 2004 World Series champion Red Sox.

 

 “On behalf of the entire Phillies organization, I am very pleased to welcome Gabe Kapler to Philadelphia,” said Klentak.  “Gabe has a track record of leadership, winning, progressive thinking and working with young players, and we fully believe that he is the right person to guide this organization into the future.”

 “I’m equal parts honored, humbled and excited by the opportunity with the Phillies, an elite franchise in a city rich in history, tradition, sports excellence and with amazingly passionate fans,” Kapler said.  “I believe there is no better place to build a winning environment, and I take that task very seriously.”

Current Team

Many young players emerged as Major League- ready competitors with room to grow:
  
Odubel Herrera, OF

Still just 25, Herrera established himself as a perennial gold glove defender in 2017 and starting in June, was one of the best hitters in the majors, batting over .330 over the final four months of the season.

 

Cesar Hernandez, INF 
At 27-years-old, Hernandez has turned himself into one of the game’s best leadoff hitters with his combination of on-base skills and speed.  His .360 on-base percentage led the team.
 
Maikel Franco, INF 

Franco, still just 25, belted two grand slams to lead the team and set career highs in doubles and walks.

 

Rhys Hoskins, OF
After taking the league by storm following his call up on August 10, Hoskins, only 24 years old, shattered Hall-of-Famer Ted Williams’ major league record of home runs hit in a single season by a player who did not join his team until August.  In 154 combined games between Leigh Valley and the Phillies, Hoskins bashed 47 home runs with 139 RBI.
 
Carlos Santana, INF

Santana, 31, hit .259 with 23 home runs, 79 RBIs and an .818 OPS in 2017 with the Indians. He has a career .365 on-base percentage and an .810 OPS.

 

Nick Williams, OF
Just 24 years of age, Williams and teammate Rhys Hoskins became the first pair of Phillies rookies in franchise history to collect 40 or more RBI following the All-Star break.
 
 
Aaron Nola, RHP 
2017 proved to be a breakout season for the 24-year-old former first round pick.  He finished the season averaging 9.72 strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched, the third-best average in Phillies history behind only Curt Schilling in 1997 & 1998.
 
Jake Arrieta, RHP
In 2017 Arrieta went 14-10 with a 3.53 ERA and held opposing hitters to a .235 batting average in 30 starts.  In his final 14 starts of the 2017 season, he posted a 2.26 ERA, which was second-best among all major league starting pitchers in that span.  Arrieta won National League Pitcher of the Month honors in August after going 4-1 with a 1.21 ERA in six starts.

Behind Home Plate Signage

  • Excellent field-level logo placement for in-park and TV  exposure locally and nationally through visiting team broadcasts and highlight shows.
  • In 2017, Phillies Behind-Home-Plate TV signage advertisers received more than $1 million in media value on average.
  • Vinyl sign
  • Dimensions: 32.5” H X 58.812”W per panel (2 panels)

Behind First & Third Signage

  • Excellent field-level logo placement for in-park and TV exposure locally and nationally through visiting team broadcasts and highlight shows.
  • Vinyl sign
  • Dimensions: 27.9”H X 58.812”W per panel (4 panels)

Outfield Wall

  • Spanning left & center field, the outfield wall pads are located in dominant branding positions.
  • Excellent field-level logo placement for in-park and TV exposure locally and nationally through visiting team broadcasts and highlight shows.
  • In 2017, Phillies Outfield Wall signage advertisers received close to half a million dollars in media value on average.
  • Dimensions: vary

Bullpen

 

  • This signage, located directly in front of the home and visiting team bullpens, receives both TV and in-park exposure frequently during baseball action.  
  • Often times the area gets additional attention during mid-inning pitching changes.

 

Dugout Signage

  • Dugout assets receive excellent field-level logo placement for in-park and TV exposure locally and nationally through visiting team broadcasts and highlight shows.
  • Features include:
    • Dugout Rail pads
    • Dugout Roof
    • Dugout Wall
  • Dimensions: vary

Out of Town Scoreboard

  • Field level signs, located along the Right Field wall, receive tremendous attention both on TV and in-park as they are the cornerstones of the Out-of-Town Scoreboard.
  • Dimensions: 9’ 6” X 10’

Baseline Tarp Cover

  • Prominently located in foul territory, the tarp cover receives both in-park and TV exposure.
  • Dimensions: 25-3/4” (H) X 49’-3” (W)

Scoreboard Signage

Panel

  • Illuminated static signs prominently positioned directly to the right of the PhanaVision screen.
  • Dimensions: 14’ X 36’

Digital

  • Permanent LED signage located atop of the PhanaVision screen.
  • Dimensions: 22'8“W X 33'2“H

Right Field Signage

Club

  • These are the two largest non-field-level signs positioned in a high percentage home run location.
  • Dimensions: 10’ X 40’

Terrace

  • High visibility LED signs which allow for one (1) message change per game.
  • Dimensions: 14’ X 36’

Left Field Porch Signage

  • Located below the scoreboard, Left Field Porch signage is strategically positioned in a high percentage home run location.
  • Dimensions: 4’ X 40'

Seating Bowl Signage

  • Digital signage located on the terrace level.
  • Dimensions
    • First Base Side: 3.6 feet high X 18.6 feet wide
    • Third Base Side: 3.6 feet high X 12 feet wide

LED Ribbon Boards

  • Two (2) symmetrical positions along the Right and Left field line.
  • Provides in-game exposure including a still message along with (:15) of animation.
  • Dimensions
    • Active area: 187’3” W X 3’0” H
    • Pixels: 2,496 X 40

The Yard

Located in right field in Ashburn Alley, The Yard is a new, 13,000-square-foot interactive kids' baseball experience at Citizens Bank Park. 

 

The Yard Highlights: 

  • Citizens Bank Phan Field: A Wiffle ball field complete with a major-league-class dugout and MLB-quality padded outfield wall, as well as an AstroTurf-covered field that stretches 70-feet deep. This authentic play area resembles the Phillies big-league field, with the diamond-orientation sharing the same skyline vista of the City. Framing that view is a scaled-down version of the team's PhanaVision electronic scoreboard and the iconic Liberty Bell, both clearly visible from the centrally located dugout.

 

  • Hatfield Franks Hot Dog Launcher: Just like the Phanatic on dollar-dog nights, kids can test their marksmanship by aiming at targets on the wall and sending foam-frankfurters soaring.

 

  • A 30-foot Phanatic Climbing Wall, gives fans (in harnesses) the chance to clamber around graphic depictions of Philadelphia's landmark buildings. 

 

  • A new Bullpen Speed Pitch: Fans can practice their pitches as well as measure their velocity, thanks to a state-of-the-art radar gun.

 

  • A new Ice Cream Bar: The ultimate indulgence for any child or kid at heart, as well as kid-sized concessions! And for parents: The Backyard Bar, proudly serving fan-favorite beers, wines, cocktails and frozen drinks.

Media Room Backdrop

  • The step-and-repeat backdrop gives extended TV exposure via 81 post-game press conferences, along with the potential for additional exposure through other significant team events.
  • The backdrop is seen by stadium tour groups and other visitors to Citizens Bank Park year round.

Concourse Banners

  • Positioned in high traffic areas throughout the concourse, banners and signs reach fans headed for concessions, rest rooms and ballpark attractions.
  • 90% of Phillies Fans visit the concession stands.
  • 72% of Phillies Fans rate their concession experience as Very Good or Excellent.

 DIMENSIONS

  • Concourse Banner dimensions: 43.25” x 152”

Radio Booth

  • Located on the main concourse, the radio booth is home to live pre-game broadcasts of Phillies radio.
  • Viewing windows allow passing fans to watch their favorite broadcasters up close. 

Sports & Entertainment Complex Marquee

  • The Marquee is centrally located between Philadelphia’s three professional sports venues and entertainment district.
  • Permanent structure running 365 days a year.
  • Marquee features digital outdoor advertising signage adjacent to fan-related content on the video screen.
  • Dimensions: vary

Theme Tower

  • Located outside of the ballpark, over-looking the interstate.  
  • The Tower reaches sports fans and commuters 365 days a year.
  • Options for both East and West-facing advertisements.
  • Dimensions: 8’ X 46’

Phanavision Fan Features

  • During game breaks, features are played on our HD PhanaVision screen for crowd entertainment. 
  • Ranging from highlight videos to interactive games, lucky rows and “fan cams”, a feature is a great way to tie brand specific messaging to the night’s game while reaching Phillies fans in-park.
  • 74% of Phillies Fans rate between-inning entertainment as Very Good or Excellent

  • 78% of Phillies Fans rate scoreboard segments as Very Good or Excellent

 

  • Dimensions: 97’ X 76’HD

Player Masthead

Mastheads integrate sponsor logos behind each players’ headshot for the duration of their at bat.

Closed Captioning

Provides fans with a visual of live reads. After text, logo shows for (:90) at the top of each inning.

Digital K-Counter

The “K-Counter” appears on the PhanaVision line score during every regular season home game when a Phillies pitcher records a strikeout.

Side Message Boards

  • Digital terrace level signs that allow for (:30) ads.
  • Dimensions: 2,496 X 40 pixels

Engagements

As part of the Phillies Engagement Package, sponsors have the opportunity to brand live, in-game proposals captured on PhanaVision.

Concourse Signs

  • Positioned in high traffic areas throughout the concourse, banners and signs reach fans headed for concessions, rest rooms and ballpark attractions.
  • 90% of Phillies Fans visit the concession stands.
  • 72% of Phillies Fans rate their concession experience as Very Good or Excellent.

 DIMENSIONS

  • Concourse Sign dimensions: 4’ X 6’

Television

  • Phillies Television reaches the tri-state area from Scranton-Wilkes Barre, PA to Wilmington, DE and Southern New Jersey to Harrisburg, PA. 

 

  • Baseball provides the only live sports entertainment in the heart of the summer.

 

  • The Phillies air 150+ telecasts per season, allowing advertisements to reach fans for 6+ months per.

 

Radio

Baseball on the radio continues a long tradition of sports fans enjoying the game while driving to the shore, working outside, or just relaxing.

 
  • Phillies Radio Network broadcasts 180 games per year which includes all 162 regular season games and 18 Spring Training games. 
  • The Phillies Radio Network offers regional reach with 18 affiliate stations. 
  • The portability of Phillies Radio allows active Phillies fans to follow their team. 

Radio Inventory Example

Yearbook

Released each season the Phillies yearbook includes player action shots along with player statistics, family photos, Phillies in the Community, and more.

Digital Advertising

Includes, but is not limited to:

  • Social media opportunities across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Desktop display media
    • Run of site banners
    • Homepage takeovers
    • Video
  • Mobile display media
    • Run of site banners
    • Video
  • Email blasts
  • Sweepstakes
  • Hispanic integration
  • Ticketing opportunities
  • Custom sponsorship opportunities

Game Day Promotions

Sponsor a day at Citizens Bank Park by placing logo on a Phillies giveaway item, given to fans upon entry at gates. Benefits of a Promotional Day sponsorship include:

  • Suite hospitality, a ceremonial first pitch and pre-game commercial on promotional day.
  • Branding on Phanavision, LED and Side Message Boards recognizing sponsorship.
  • Marketing kiosk locations at main gates to interact with fans.
  • Sponsorship highlighted in media: radio & television mentions , press releases, promotional schedules and social media posts.

Chevrolet Father's Appreciation Day Radio Drop-In

On-Site Activation

Game day activations at Citizens Bank Park provide partners with a great opportunity for sampling, coupon and informational distribution, and fan interaction.  

Ticket Promotions & Sweepstakes

  •  During the regular season sponsors can be permitted to run a sweepstakes during a predetermined time within the Home Television Territory of Phillies (as defined by MLB).
  • Sponsors may advertise the Sweepstakes in weekly flyers and on local television and radio within the Home Television Territory.  Sponsors may not advertise it on the internet or via email.

Appearances

Partners have the opportunity to involve Phillies Alumni, Broadcasters, Ballgirls, and the Phillie Phanatic during events at Citizens Bank Park and in the community.

Logo Rights

Exclusive opportunity to offer a retail product co-branded with The Phillies.  Exact application of logo rights and frequency of use to be mutually determined during the course of the agreement. 

Phillies Charities, Inc.

Phillies Charities, Inc. is the fundraising arm of the Phillies organization, serving the tri-state area and the Phillies Minor League affiliates. Phillies Charities Inc. awards grants to a variety of charitable organizations each year. The Phillies family - from the players, coaches and their wives to the alumni, Ballgirls and front office staff - consider it a privilege and a pleasure to give back to the community year-round.

 

Phillies Charities 5K 

The annual event, capped at 6,000 runners, benefits Phillies Charities.  Each participant receives a long sleeve tech tee, finisher medal, gift bag, personalized bib, 20% discount coupon for the Majestic Clubhouse Store and voucher for four tickets to a Phillies game.

 

  • 2018 finishers: 58% female, 42% male.  Highest percentage of finishers, both female and male,  ages 30-39.

 

  • Sponsorship opportunities include:
    • Logo placement
      • Bibs, tech tees, gift bags, finisher medals, start/finish banners,  main stage, mile marker banners, PhanaVision
    • On-site activation
    • Product donations
    • Official post-race party

Women's platform

Baseball 101 

  • Day-long event, geared specifically towards women.
  • Features an interactive, on-field clinic with Phillies coaches.
  • Q&A sessions with a Phillies player, manager, broadcasters, MLB umpire and members of the front office-team trainer and chef, PA announcer, baseball administration.
  • Behind the scenes access to  the Phillies clubhouse and PhanaVision.
  • Early entry for Phillies batting practice.
  • Pregame tent party and game ticket included.
  • Raffle benefiting Phillies Charities.
  • Capped at 140 guests.

Multi-cultural platform

Philadelphia is a city rich with cultural traditions celebrated across its many diverse communities.  The Phillies are proud to embrace these traditions each season at Citizens Bank Park, and share in the celebration by participating in community and cultural festivals throughout the year.

 

Each year, the Phillies secure a tent or table at a variety of festivals that celebrate Philadelphia's diverse cultures.  These include some of the city's  premiere festivals, such as:

 

  • Hispanic Fiesta at Penn's Landing  (15K attendees each day)
  • Odunde Festival  (500K attendees)
  • Cherry Blossom Festival, Sakura Sunday  (20K attendees)

 

By featuring fun Phillies items and promoting the Phillies' various heritage nights, the Phillies connect with festival attendees and bring fun and baseball into the community. 

 

Along with a variety of fun Phillies giveaway items, Phillies tables also now feature a Red Drawstring Phillies backpack for festival attendees, a versatile way for attendees to display their Phillies spirit and help to create a Phillies presence at community events. The drawstring backpack was produced through a local Certified Minority Business Enterprise vendor.

Sustainability Initiatives

Red Goes Green Team 

Volunteer groups are invited to home games to assist with recycling efforts in the seating bowl. Phillies Ballgirls act as captains of the team. The ballgirls and volunteer group name are announced pregame.  

 

Educational Programs

Education and literacy are at the forefront of the Phillies community efforts. The programs integrate the concepts of baseball to teach in fun and innovative ways. The Phillies have partnered with various organizations to provide teachers, students and parents exciting methods to enhance the learning experience. The Phillies are currently running the following educational programs: 

 

  • Phanatic About Reading
  • Phillies Phundamentals
  • Teacher Appreciation Night
  • All-Star Students 
  • Teacher Workshop
  • Science of Baseball 

BABY & CHILDREN’S PLATFORM

From our Newborn Club to our Junior Phillies and Phanatic MVP  Clubs--no matter who the fan, we have a Kids Club just for them!  The Phillies are currently running the following baby and children's clubs: 

 

  • Junior Phillies Club
    • Kids 14 and under

 

  • Phanatic MVP Club 
    • Kids 14 and under

 

  • Phillies Newborn Club
    • Children 0-12 months

Youth Baseball & Softball Programs

The Phillies are committed to providing opportunities for the youth of Philadelphia and surrounding communities to become engaged in baseball and softball.

Collegiate Tournaments

  • Local colleges have the opportunity to compete yearly in two collegiate tournaments administered by the Phillies.
  • The Bill Giles Invitational hosts local Division I colleges while the Liberty Bell Classic features Division II institutions.
  • Both tournaments culminate in a championship game played at Citizens Bank Park.

Carpenter Cup

Each year more than 400 high school baseball and softball players from the tri-state area are able to showcase their skills in front of major league scouts and college/university coaches.

Urban Youth Academy

The Urban Youth Academy offers free baseball and softball instruction along with education opportunities to kids in the Greater Philadelphia Area.

Phillies Phestival

  • The Phillies host the annual Phestival at Citizens Bank Park on a non-game day for the benefit of The ALS Association, Philadelphia Chapter. Since 1984 over $16 Million has been raised for ALS research and patient programs.
  • Approximately 5,000 fans attend the event that sees all current Phillies players and coaches participate in autograph or photo booths.

Premium Seating

A Phillies partnership gives direct access to Citizens Bank Park’s many Premium Seating areas. The benefits of Premium Seating include: magnificent sightlines, spacious climate-controlled lounges, full-service bars and upscale food options as well as wider, padded seats with more leg room, private entrances into the ballpark, and private restrooms.

VIP Experiences

Batting Practice Tour

A pre-game batting practice tour allows your intimate group field level access so you can get as close to the action as possible while the Phillies take batting practice. Your guide will also show you other behind-the-scenes areas not open to the general public.

 

Tent Parties

The Party Tent is the place to entertain your group of 100 or more guests before a Phillies game. Located just outside the ballpark, the tent offers a casual atmosphere with ample seating for your guests as well as room for socializing.

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in partnering with the Philadelphia Phillies. Please contact us for more information regarding potential opportunities.


Bianca Robinson

Corporate Partnership Representative

215-218-5323

brobinson@phillies.com