Check Out Cheesesteak Restaurants After 2019 Phillies Home Games At Citizens Bank Park
While some may point to green grass and blooming flowers as the harbinger of spring, there are plenty of Philadelphians who say that the return of Phillies baseball is the ultimate sign of warmer weather on the way. The home opener of the 2019 season (which will be the 137th for the franchise) begins on March 28 and with it comes new players, new stadium amenities and all new reasons to visit cheesesteak restaurants before or after your visit to Citizens Bank Park. In this article, we’ll fill you in on some of those latest headline-grabbing updates and then hopefully you’ll get filled up later at Geno’s.
According to FanSided.com, Bryce Harper, who just last month signed a record-setting 13-year $330 million contract with the club, wants Mike Trout to come aboard in 2020. Trout is a South Jersey native whose career has been a solid home run out in Los Angeles. “If you don’t think I’m going to be calling Mike Trout in 2020 to have him come to Philly, you’re crazy,” Harper told radio station 94.1 WIP, according to FanSided.com. While the payoff of that $330 million tab will become a bit clearer once the team takes to the field, it’s safe to say that a Harper-Trout Phillies tag-team would be a force to be reckoned with.
For those who just appreciate a summer afternoon at a ballgame and grabbing a bite to eat at cheesesteak restaurants afterward, you’re in luck. According to The Morning Call, Citizens Bank Park is going well beyond peanuts and Cracker Jacks. These new additions will include Pass and Stow, which will be an outdoor beer garden packed with TVs and fire pits, as well as Shake Shack, which is known for its food and drink offerings. The Morning Call adds that the new additions will span some 11,500 square feet and a 19-foot-tall Liberty Bell replica from the former Veterans Stadium will also be revealed. “We are always striving to make the Phillies fan experience the best in baseball,” David Buck, Phillies executive vice president, told the newspaper.
If you’re looking for a meal before or after your trip to the at-home Phillies game, Geno’s is among the city’s best cheesesteak restaurants worth checking out. Serving up rib-eye steak, Cheez Whiz and fried onions and a fresh long roll, it’s no wonder that this sandwich is a city staple that has earned Philly global recognition.