Here's a BIG sign that Phillies baseball is just around the corner: On Thursday, February 6, the Phillies are packing up Citizens Bank Park and heading south for Spring Training at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida - but not before taking a Center City detour along the way.

  • Dozens of Phillies staff will haul boxes and load thousands of items needed for Spring Training onto the Phillies Equipment Truck.
  • Once the Phanatic loads the final item, the Phillies mascot will escort the 53-foot truck "outta here" - but not without a lunchtime trek through Center City, before heading onto 95 South.
  • The Phillies Equipment Truck will unload at its final destination, Bright House Field, on Saturday, February 8.
  • Social media users are urged to be on the lookout for the specially marked truck as it travels down the East Coast. Those who send truck photos to @Phillies using #ClearwaterOrBust will be eligible for special prizes. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

8:00 a.m.          Phillies pack up truck

11:15 a.m.        Phanatic loads up the final item: Hot dog launcher

11:30 a.m.        Phanatic escorts truck outta here, with help from fire department

12:00 p.m.        Phillies Truck Trek through Center City: Market Street, around City Hall to Ben Franklin Parkway

12:30 p.m.        Onto 95 South

WHERE:           Citizens Bank Park and Center City