PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Phillies are getting involved in the NFL Draft buzz surrounding Philadelphia.
For the team’s three-game homestand against the Marlins next (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday), the Phils will offer $14 tickets for fans wearing Eagles gear.
“Since [the Eagles are] drafting 14th, we’re going to offer $14 tickets for select sections in the stadium,” Phillies managing partner John S. Middleton announced on Thursday’s 94WIP Morning Show.
Middleton, a Haverford School graduate, is a lifelong Philly sports fan who says he used to sit in section EE at Franklin Field since 1961. He can’t help but get wrapped up in the excitement of next week’s NFL Draft on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and actually had a second idea, but got shut down by the NFL.
“In addition to giving Eagles fans a discount, maybe we should hit [Cowboys, Redskins, Giants, and Patriots fans] with a surcharge,” Middleton said. “And I gotta tell you, [Eagles owner] Jeffrey [Lurie] loved the idea, but I’ve been told the second half of that idea may be viewed as inhospitable.”
The Phillies host the Marlins on Tuesday, April 25th and Wednesday, April 26th at 7:05pm, and then on Thursday, April 27th at 1:05pm. Fans wearing Eagles gear can redeem this special ticket offer by purchasing their tickets at any Citizens Bank Park ticket window on these game days.
You can listen to Middleton’s full interview on the 94WIP Morning Show here.