Details For Saturday’s Harry Kalas Memorial Tribute at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia

By Don Lafferty | Life

Apr 17

Harry Kalas Beginning at 8:00 a.m., on a first come, first served basis, fans will have the opportunity to pay their respects on the field as they pass by Harry’s casket which will be located behind home plate.

Fans will pass by the casket until approximately 12:45 p.m. at which time all persons in attendance will be directed to seats.

Beginning at approximately 1:00 p.m., current and former players, broadcasters, front office employees, and friends and family members will pay their final respects before the on-field tribute begins at 1:30 p.m.

Enter Citizens Bank Park through the Third Base Gate at Pattison Avenue and Citizens Bank Way and leave through the First Base Gate.

If you choose to bring flowers or other mementos, Phil’s management is asking that we leave it in the area of the Mike Schmidt statue prior to entry…at the Third Base Gate.

Parking is FREE! Thanks to whoever made that call. Fans are asked to park in the lots on the west side of the ballpark, located on the site of the former Veterans Stadium.

All fans in attendance will receive a commemorative program, an 8″x10″ photograph of Harry and a poem written by him in 2002 as a fan tribute.

Nina already bailed on me. Tonight’s her junior prom. I’m trying to drag Jonesy down there at 6:00 am to join the madness…again.

See you there.

– dl

Opening Day ~ 2009


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