That day at 9 a.m. individual tickets will go on sale for Phillies Spring Training games at Bright House Field in Clearwater, according to a Phillies press release. Fans can purchase tickets at http://www.phillies.com/spring or by calling 215-463-1000.
This marks the 67th year the Phillies will be in Clearwater as they prepare for the 2013 season.
The Phillies lead off Grapefruit League play on Feb. 23 when they host the Houston Astros. The New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Tampa Bay Rays and Washington Nationals will also visit Bright House Field, as well as the Atlanta Braves, Toronto Blue Jays, Pittsburgh Pirates, Minnesota Twins and Baltimore Orioles. The Phillies will also host the Dominican Republic World Baseball Classic team on March 5.
The Spring Training season concludes with an On-Deck Series at Citizens Bank Park on March 29 and 30 against the Toronto Blue Jays. For more information on Phillies Spring Training, or Phillies Spring Training Vacation packages, please visit http://www.phillies.com/spring.
The Phillies also announced that the Charities 5K Run sold out less than eight hours after going on sale – with all 5,000 participant slots filled. This is the third consecutive time the event has sold out.
This year's USATF certified 5K (3.1 mile) race takes place on Saturday, March 23, 2013. The run starts and ends at Citizens Bank Park with a loop through the surrounding area. After crossing the finish line, participants will be able to enjoy a cool down lap around the warning track on the field (weather permitting), according to a press release. For more information, please visit www.phillies.com/5k.