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Labor Day Road Trip to DC

Posted by Brian Michael, Tue, June 10, 2008 10:25 AM | Comments: 61
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Nationals Park

Due to the success of our last trip to Washington, DC, as well as the completion of the new Nationals Park, Phillies Nation is organizing a trip down to our nation’s capital once again.

This season the Phillies play all weekday games when visiting the Nationals, but fortunately one of them is on Monday, September 1st, also known as Labor Day. It’s hard to imagine a better way to spend the day off work than at a 3:05 game in the new DC ballpark.

We’ll be leaving from Citizens Bank Park at 10am, which should give us plenty of time to tailgate with DC Phillies fans.

Tickets are $80 and include:

  • A seat to and from DC on a comfy motorcoach showing classic Phillies videos
  • Food and beverages on the bus and in the parking lot
  • Phillies and Phillies Nation giveaways
  • Tickets in Section 104, rows 4-9 – home run territory and close to Pat Burrell and the Phillies bullpen

August 12 Update

The Phillies Nation bus has sold out, but we do have details on another bus if you are still looking for a ride down. Our friend Joe Benzon has a bus (or two) leaving from Roosevelt Mall in NE Philly at 9:30am that day. His seats are in section 403 and can be reserved for $60.

If you already have a ride to the game, you can still party with us or sit in our section or both. Buy your tickets here:

If you have questions on about anything, please send us an email.

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  • Posts: 0 Phil

    Does the beverages include beer?

     
  • Posts: 580 Brian Michael

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    Absolutely.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phil

    Oh man, are you guys older Phillies fans that drink shit beer like Coors Light or are you drinking good beer on the way down?

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    You gotta break out the quality beer. most mainstream beer is chemically-infested garbage. coors light would be included in that.

     
  • Posts: 0 Julie

    Phil, have you seen the game threads with recommended beers? Coors Light was purposely shunned from the site during the Colorado series.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phil

    hahahahahaha yeah, I have noticed they are always putting up good beers to drink. I have some suggestions. I’m a bartender and know some really good beer. I’m psyched for this trip. I’m gonna talk to a few friends and see if they wanna go too.

     
  • Posts: 0 chris m

    damn…wish i could be there sounds like a ton of fun… nice job putting that together…hope its a big hit

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    No Coors Light. Had it this past weekend and I wish I didn’t. Just horrible.

    You all should go, because you’ll all get a chance to see me. (You know, pelt batteries at me, tell me about your 20-something daughter/sister/girlfriend, whatever.) If anything, we’ll talk Phils.

     
  • Posts: 0 Julie

    Ok, so we’re leaving at 10. Who wants to meet at 9 to tailgate the bus leaving?

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeffrey

    Awesome. I’m a Morrisville/Levittown native and lifelong Phillies fan who lives in DC and is a season-ticket holder in Sec. 105, Row D.
    I look forward to seeing the Nation out in force on Labor Day, though I’ll be drinking the cheapest beer possible (see above: ‘Morrisville/Levittown native’).

     
  • Posts: 0 scot

    Brian, this sounds incredible. Checking the calendar already to see if I can make it happen.

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    Shit, Julie, I’m there at 8.

    Well, maybe.

    Looks like kegs and eggs (or some variation) for the morning.

     
  • Posts: 0 Gnomicide

    Low on cash right now, wish I could go.

    Some other time if you have it though I’d definitely be down.

     
  • Posts: 0 erik

    tim, my dad owns a sports tour company and has a few different phillies trips. some are home and some are away. check out the website http://www.goldglovesportstours.com. also, if you are interested, i could help plan any future trips you would be looking to take.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phil

    Can we please do a game vs the Mets at Shea? Would like to go there before it’s knocked down.

     
  • Posts: 580 Brian Michael

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    There is a Phillies-Mets game at Shea, the Friday after the DC trip. Maybe we can do both.

    Erik, what do you think?

     
  • Posts: 0 dan

    are younger fans welcome?

     
  • Posts: 0 Rob Cowie

    Of course. Phillies Nation promotes fan and family friendly environments at all programs and events. Though we can not be responsible for the things seen and/or heard before , during and after the trip.

    But, if your kids are true Philadelphia fans then they won’t be phased at all from anything they will witness.

     
  • Posts: 0 erik

    if you look at the website i posted, there is a mets-phils on the 6th trip already going. if the nation wanted so many tickets i could arrange for that to happen. let me know. search under the mets to see that game.

     
  • Posts: 0 erik

    also, my dad bus trips include tailgate parties prior to the game. hamburgers, sausage sandwiches, chili, chips pretzels, etc. soda and water are provided and a half barrel of beer for each bus of course

     
  • Posts: 0 Charlie

    So you know 610 WIP is sponsoring a Phillies fans take over Shea day. Its going to be September 6th.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phil

    Charlie, can I get details about that?

     
  • Posts: 0 dan

    Haha I don’t have kids, I’m just an 18-year old kid myself. I’ve got some friends who are 17 and I think we’d all be interested in making the trip and I wasn’t sure if it would be cool or not. I’d love to make the trip and become a real part of Phillies Nation.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phil

    Too bad you can’t get drunk with the rest of us. haha

     
  • Posts: 0 dan

    ill probably make the drive myself and get drunk down there and then hang with the phils nation since i’d rather not be a liability

     
  • Posts: 0 scot

    Can anyone at Phillies Nation make the promise, even this far in advance, that the indomitable Tim Redding won’t be on the mound for the game?

     
  • Posts: 0 Chris

    Where will the bus leave from?

     
  • Posts: 580 Brian Michael

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    The bus will leave from Citizen’s Bank Park.

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike

    Will there be the famed $11.00 parking fee at CBP?

    Any word on how bookings have been so far? I am very interested, but have not planned that far ahead yet.

    Go Phillies!

     
  • Posts: 0 Phil M

    I promised this for my Dad on father’s day. I’m buying when I get paid on Monday. Should be fun for me and the old man, just turned 71! Make sure the weather is nice for me, ok?

     
  • Posts: 0 sean

    i have about ten people interested in going looking to get the tiks this week anyone know about how many left

     
  • Posts: 0 Chris

    How many spots are left? I may have a solid group interested in going…

     
  • Posts: 0 sean

    ordered nine tiks today are they shipped in the mail or how does it work. cant wait already gonna be a great time my first phillies nation trip

     
  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    Glad everyone is getting on the fun here. It’s gonna be a ridiculous time.

     
  • Posts: 0 Don M

    Anyone going to Chicago before this trip… we were up in Boston a couple years ago, drinking with Ryan Madson in Cask-n-Flagon behind the green monster LOADED with LOADED PHILLIES FANS.. it was a great time and I’m hoping that Chicago is going be packed with Phils fans as well.. Got tickets for Fri, Sat, and Sunday that weekend

     
  • Posts: 0 Elizabeth

    Just ordered two tickets and wondering about the logistics-will they come in the mail? And what about parking?

    Thanks for any additional info

     
  • Posts: 0 Pat

    I’m signed up with Elizabeth – can’t wait! And I’d like to know more about the Shea trip on the 6th…does anyone have details?

     
  • Posts: 580 Brian Michael

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    Tickets will be distributed through email. All the record-keeping will be online, so there’s no need to worry about that.

    I will be going to Chicago the weekend before the trip so if anyone is planning to go there too, let me know.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phil M

    Can we park at CBP all day?

     
  • Posts: 0 Chris

    Ordered 6 spots today… my family and I are very excited… the beers will be flowin’!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Mets#1

    There are 8 of us going to we will have our mets jersey’s ready to go!
    Is this bus one of the small yellow ones you fans have road on your whole lives?

     
  • Posts: 0 SAM

    MY WIFE,THE BIGGEST HOWARD FAN I KNOW, AND I WILL BE IN D.C. ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND. WE ARE FROM PHILLY. WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO BE BEFORE THE GAME? MAY WE JOIN YOU IN A PRE-GAME CELEBRATION OF A PHILLIES WIN?

     
  • Posts: 0 Phils Phan

    Will this bus run out of beer for a 3 hour drive up and back ? Can you bring beer ?

     
  • Posts: 0 Phil M

    “Mets#1 Says:
    July 23rd, 2008 at 12:09 am
    There are 8 of us going to we will have our mets jersey’s ready to go!
    Is this bus one of the small yellow ones you fans have road on your whole lives?”

    LOL “have road”…. come back after 3rd grade grammer… no wonder you’re a Mets fan

     
  • Posts: 0 Dennis

    I ordered four spots on saturday… At least I think? Shouldn’t I get an e-mail comformation or something? Anyone know?

     
  • Posts: 0 Mark

    How can I get in on that second bus?

     
  • Posts: 580 Brian Michael

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    You are encouraged to bring your own beer, but we’ll have plenty. We may need people to at least bring some coolers.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian

    I want to know about the second bus. There will be two, maybe three of us heading down (and if I know there is space, I’ll ask around)

     
  • Posts: 0 Phils Phan

    Brian Michael- I will definately bring a cooler with beer . Thanks for the input! Also, ordered 2 tickets and did not receive any email confirmation? I’m sure everybody might be asking rhe same question…
    Tickets being shipped via postal mail or email ? and when should we expect them ?

     
  • Posts: 0 Phils Phan

    oh and by the way – METS SUCK!

     
 
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