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Phillies Release Spring Training Schedule

Posted by Jonathan Nisula, Mon, November 03, 2014 10:10 AM Comments: 0

The Phillies have released a tentative Spring Training schedule. All dates and times are subject to change.

Their first game will be on March 1st, and The On Deck Series will be against Pittsburgh on April 3rd and 4th. They play three home games on March 15, 16 and 17.

Also, Phillies Nation will be making our annual pilgrimage to Clearwater and we have another fun Spring Training trip Clearwater lined up for St. Paddy’s Day!  Check out the details, call some friends and email us with any questions.

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Phillies Nation 2014 road trips

Posted by Brian Michael, Thu, April 24, 2014 10:30 AM Comments: 1

Major League VacationsThis season we’re partnering with our friends at Major League Vacations for some awesome road trips.  In addition to a Cinco de Mayo bus trip to Citi Field in New York and a November trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, we have two very special trips we want you to start thinking about.  Read some more about our St. Louis and DC trips below and start telling your friends to mark their calendars!  For questions any Phillies road trips listed here or custom road trip packages to other cities, please email:  trips@philliesnation.com

St. Louis

Busch StadiumWe’re excited for this new destination for Phillies Nation road trips.  Come with us to enjoy the Gateway Arch, the Budweiser factory, the mighty Mississippi, live music and plenty of delicious BBQ.  We have tickets to 2 games at Busch Stadium to watch the Phils take on last year’s pennant-winners.  This trip includes airfare from Philly to St. Louis, 3 nights at the Downtown Hilton, tickets to 2 games and rides between the hotel and airport.

Read more about the St. Louis trip.

Washington, DC

A trip to Citizens Bank South is always a great time, and this year we have a special tailgate planned!  Our coach bus arrives at 4:00 pm at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, conveniently located only 3 blocks from Nationals Park, to celebrate a pre-game pool party with special guests including Phillies alumni!

Read more about the Washington, DC trip.

For questions about Phillies road trips, please email:  trips@philliesnation.com

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Phillies Nation Spring Training Trip to Clearwater

Posted by Brian Michael, Mon, November 25, 2013 04:20 PM Comments: 0

It’s never too early to start planning your Phillies Spring Training trip to Clearwater and we have all the details ready to make it easy for you.

This is easily the most fun you’ll have on a road trip. In a single weekend you have – Phillies Spring Training, St. Patrick’s Day, Opening Rounds of March Madness, and Spring Break! All this within the famously sunny surroundings of Clearwater, Florida. If you are a serious Phillies fan, you need to at least consider coming on this trip we put together with the help of Major League Vacations.

As usual, we’re headed down for the St. Paddy’s Day game. The trip starts on Saturday, March 15, with a non-stop flight from Philly to Tampa. (If you want to book your own flight, use frequent flyer miles, or drive, we have that option, too.) We’ll be staying at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort – one of the best hotels on the Gulf.  It’s classy, it has beautiful white sand beaches, an awesome pool and tiki bar and is walking distance to all the Clearwater Beach restaurants and bars. We also have a less expensive option to stay at the Fairfield Inn right by the stadium.

We’ll have air conditioned shuttles to two Phillies home games – versus Pittsburgh on Sunday and Baltimore on Monday. Before Monday’s game we’ll have our seventh annual St. Patrick’s Day tailgate party. There will be food, drinks, games and Phillies Nation gift bags for all participants. Plus, we’ll be filming a special episode of Phillies Nation TV on location, so get ready for your closeup!

Start contacting people now and tell them about the packages below. Spring Training trips make great holiday gifts (for example, you can go halfsies with mom and take your dad as a present). The trips are family-friendly fun for all ages and you’re guaranteed to make make people jealous with your hot wintertime tan. We can even put together a custom package for your group and help plan side-trips in Florida to places like Disney World or other Spring Training stadiums.

Email us at trips@philliesnation.com or call Angelique at (215) 923-2462 to learn more or book your trip. Please call sooner rather than later since prices are based on availability.

Customized Phillies Spring Training Packages:
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Phillies Road Trips to Boston, New York and Chicago

Posted by Brian Michael, Mon, April 15, 2013 02:08 PM Comments: 0

2013 Phillies Nation road trips

The 2013 baseball season is upon us and now is the time to make plans to follow your Phillies on the road with us. For the third straight year, we are partnering with our friends at Phils Fever to bring you some amazing trips in great locations around the country.

Memorial Day at Fenway Park, Boston
Saturday, May 25 to Tuesday, May 28

For the opening leg of a very strange baseball “home and home,” we find ourselves heading to Boston for a two day series on Monday the 27th and Tuesday the 28th of this year. The Boston Park Plaza is once again playing host to us and has given us the ability to do 2 or 3 night trips over any days you would like to travel. Thus, we are not going to include any transportation costs in this trip. You will tailgate and party at the Cask ‘n Flagon, a staple watering hole on Brookline Ave. and a mere 50 feet to the corner right field entrance into Fenway. Our tickets for the Monday, Memorial Day game will be in the outfield bleachers. If you’ve never seen baseball at the historic Fenway Park, now is the time.

Read more about the 2 and 3 night packages starting at just $265, not including transportation to Boston >>

Bus trip to Citi Field, New York City
Saturday, July 20

Our New York trip features charter bus service to and from Citi Field with tickets in the outfield bleachers for the 1:10 pm Phillies-Mets game on July 20. As you know, the area around the ballpark is not very conducive to tailgating, so we’re partying at McFadden’s in Citi Field with all the carved top round, roast pork, buffalo wings, pasta salad, cole slaw, green salad, soft pretzels, soda and domestic beers you can handle. If you haven’t been up to the new field yet, now is the time to see the Phils stomp on the Mets.

Tickets for the Citi Field bus trip are $145, get them here >>

Chicago: Phillies at Wrigley and Temple Football at Notre Dame
Friday, August 30 to Monday, September 2

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It doesn’t get much better than this! Under the package we have set up, you will go to TWO sacred grounds this weekend. We start with a great Friday night bar crawl on State and Division Streets with our good friends at McFadden’s, Finn McCool’s, and end at Shenanigan’s. There will be no cover and great drink specials for all!

Upon waking Saturday morning, you will take a charter bus to South Bend, Indiana, where you will watch the Temple Owls take on BCS runner-up, Notre Dame Fighting Irish! This is the first time these two schools have ever met on the gridiron. We will have a full tailgate there and you will enjoy that which many people have never seen, a Philadelphia football team playing in South Bend!

Sunday we will head to Wrigleyville for a private bar at Murphy’s Bleachers where your beer and well drinks will be covered for two-hours. With 1 hour to go before the first pitch, we will head to 1032 Loveland for famous rooftop seats (not looking directly into the sun) where all of your food, beer, wine, and tips are included until 30 minutes after the Phillies-Cubs game!

Read about all the fun details of this amazing Philly sports package in Chicago >>

See you on the road!

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2013 Phillies Road Trips

Posted by Brian Michael, Tue, February 12, 2013 10:30 AM Comments: 3

2013 Phillies Nation road trips

The 2013 baseball season is upon us and now is the time to make plans to follow your Phillies on the road with us. For the third straight year, we are partnering with our friends at Phils Fever to bring you some amazing trips in great locations around the country.

Like every year, the road trip season starts in Clearwater with Spring Training and this year it will conclude with a Phillies in Wrigley / Temple football at Notre Dame super-trip – with plenty of fun in between. You can find information on the six trips that are currently available below. Plans for the Washington, DC trips are still being finalized, so they are not available yet, but will be soon. There are 3 trips coming up quickly in March and April, so email some friends now and start booking your spots before we sell out!

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Photos from DC Trip

Posted by Brian Michael, Sun, May 06, 2012 11:00 AM Comments: 1

Despite the Phillies loss yesterday, the Phillies Nation party in DC was a monumental success. A huge thanks to our friends Quimby, Marylin and the crew of Phils Fever for orchestrating the event – 13 buses and over 800 people made the trip. Here are a few photos from the pregame tailgate. (It’s always fun to get a new Phillies tattoo photo!)

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News Mentions from Opening Day in DC

Posted by Brian Michael, Wed, April 14, 2010 03:55 PM Comments: 0

As you may have heard, the crush of Phillies fans that traveled to Washington, DC for Opening Day made some headlines – including our bus trip specifically. The Philly media really tried to capture the excitement surrounding the start of a season with high expectations; the tone was much different coming out of DC. The Washington Post as well as Nats bloggers vilified the Nationals organization for allowing the takeover to occur. This only stoked the flames of outrage sparked by Nationals fans who were quick to blame the organization and Phillies fans; but of course, did not consider their own apathy and naivety.

Here are a few of the stories:

Nationals Park infiltrated by Phillies fans on opening dayWashington Post Sports Front Page

Some final thoughts on the Phillies fans from Nationals opening dayWashington Post Nats Blog

Metro Philadelphia: Phils fans hit the road for openerMetro Philadelphia

Phield Trip! Thousands of Phillies fans invade Nationals Park – Big League Stew, Yahoo! Sports, by Michelle O’Malley (bus trip participant)

Oddities on Opening Day in Big Win for Phillies – Notes from the Diamond

The Phillies fan invasion was orchestrated by the Nationals – Yahoo! Front Page, Big League Stew

Phillies Nation story on Yahoo homepage

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