Debut of Harry Kalas Statue At Phillies’ Ballpark Set For August 14th
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — We now know when and where a fan-funded statue of the late Phillies’ broadcaster Harry Kalas will be unveiled at Citizens Bank Park.
The seven-foot bronze likeness of the beloved announcer is being dedicated before the Phillies-Nationals game on Sunday, August 14th. The statue will be near the left field foul pole.
“Hopefully it develops into a plaza that’s called Kalas’ Corner,” says sculptor Larry Nowlan, who created the statue.
He says having the statue inside the ballpark evokes a sense of intimacy with the fans. And he adds that the Phils’ brass agreed the left field location is ideal.
“It’s a big, open area with a lot of access,” he notes. “It’s next to Harry the K’s (restaurant), it’s open to the field. We wanted to have the statue facing the field, as Harry did for so many years.”
Fans funded the statue, but it’s not completely paid for yet; Nowlan says they’re about $10,000 short of their $80,000 goal. To contribute, go to http://harrykalasstatue.com.
Reported by Mike DeNardo, KYW Newsradio 1060