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Expensive? Yes. But postseason baseball tickets at Citizens Bank Park are worth every single penny you pay for them.

The lights are brightest at the ballpark in Red October. The place is electric, on fire, even. It’s an indescribable buzz that you only feel during a big series at CBP. If you’ve experienced it, you know what I’m talking about. The chill in the air, the fact that concessions stands are selling hot chocolate, and going home and not being able to sleep because of how loud your ears are ringing. The costumes, the witty signs, the Philly-fan inside jokes, and the deafening roar of the crowd.

Am I painting a good enough picture?

There are so many components that make a Red October game as magical as it is. Citizens Bank Park comes alive. The city of Philadelphia unites for one common purpose. We troll other teams, we support the hell out of our own, and we hope to everything that is holy for a win.

The Philadelphia Phillies organization sees it. The media sees it. We all see it. Postseason at the bank is pure magic. A sports unicorn, if you will. So yes, you look at tickets, see those triple-digit numbers, and have a tough decision to make. When you go, though, you realize that the scene before you is worth every dollar. Every measly penny.

Here’s what makes postseason baseball at Citizens Bank Park worth it:

  • The Big Plays

    Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Johan Rojas (18) catches the fly ball of Atlanta Braves designated hitter Marcell Ozuna (20) with bases loaded to end the seventh inning during game four of the NLDS for the 2023 MLB playoffs at Citizens Bank Park.

    The Phillies seem to simply play better in October. They understand the stakes and the pressure, and they thrive. The Bryson Stott grand slam from the Wild Card round in this 2023 season is a prime example. Or the clutch catch from Johan Rojas that helped prevent a Game 5 in the NLDS and helped us get to the NLCS. It’s a feast for baseball-loving eyes.

  • The Atmosphere

    Philadelphia Phillies fans react during the ninth inning for game two of the NLCS for the 2023 MLB playoffs against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park.

    Wow. It is a pressure cooker at The Bank in October. If there were a roof, the fans would have blown it off already. If just being a part of that insanely loud crowd noise and indomitable Philly fan spirit doesn’t sell you on postseason tickets, I don’t know what else will. Being part of a crowd that parties hard after every win, even Game 1 wins, makes the tickets worth the price.

  • The Celeb Sightings

    Actor Rob McElhenney reacts during the sixth inning for game two of the NLCS for the 2023 MLB playoffs between the Philadelphia Phillies and Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park.

    The stars come out for the Phils during the postseason. Just this season alone, we’ve seen the cast of “Always Sunny,” the Kelce brothers, Tim McGraw, and TONS of former-Phillies greats. Your ticket is made worth it when you realize you’re sitting 50 feet from Miles Teller, you know?

  • The Brotherly Love

    john middleton handing out balls at phillies playoff game

    Everyone feels good and it shows. Here’s Phillies owner, John Middleton, tossing baseballs to fans after a win, for example. Normal owners don’t interact with fans like this, but we love him and he loves us. During Red October, if you’re in that ballpark, everyone loves everyone (that is unless you’re wearing the opposing team’s colors).

  • The Home Runs

    Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Kyle Schwarber (12) rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning for game two of the NLCS for the 2023 MLB playoffs at Citizens Bank Park.

    Big plays and home runs are not the same thing in my eyes. Why? Because our home run count rises significantly in the playoffs. Schwarbombs are unforgettable. Bryce Harper’s homers are iconic. Every postseason homer just feels different, especially at home.

  • The Wins

    An overall view of Citizens Bank Park after the Philadelphia Phillies defat the Arizona Diamondbacks in game two of the NLCS for the 2023 MLB playoffs at Citizens Bank Park.

    The Phils have an exceptional record at home during the postseason. If you want to see a win, go to CBP in October. As always, when a team wins, the cost you paid for the tickets is automatically worth it.

  • The Celebrations

    Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Bryson Stott (5) dumps water on first baseman Alec Bohm (28) after the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks for game two of the NLCS for the 2023 MLB playoffs at Citizens Bank Park.

    When you’re physically there, no matter how far away you’re sitting, you can see some really fun celebrations from the team after big plays, homers, and wins. They’re a ton of lovable goofballs. They’re very entertaining to watch, and you can say “I was there when they dumped an entire cooler of water on Turner,” or whatever other antics they get up to.

  • The Chaos

    Security members tackle a fan after running onto the field after the ninth inning for game two of the NLCS for the 2023 MLB playoffs against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park.

    Philadelphia is a naturally chaotic city. Our fans are insane. They rush the field after wins. You get to see awesome security guard tackles. You get to bear witness to the absolute madness this fanbase has to offer. It’s wonderfully crazy, you almost don’t want to miss out. Seeing fans crush beer bats and do backflips and paint their faces and wear crazy costumes makes every bit of money you shelled out worth it.

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