Updates on the Phillies-Braves game: Perfect weather in Philadelphia for Game 3

Following a rainy day in Philadelphia, the weather over Citizens Bank Park on Friday night should be nearly ideal.

Updates on the Phillies-Braves game: Perfect weather in Philadelphia for Game 3

Updates on the Phillies-Braves game: Perfect weather in Philadelphia for Game 3

 

Following Thursday’s storm, the weather at Citizens Bank Park should be near-perfect on Friday, when the Phillies host their first playoff game in 11 years.

Bring a sweater or light jacket to the game and leave the rain gear at home.

The sky should be a classic October deep blue with little cloud traffic, according to Matthew Brudy, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Mount Holly.

In the early going, Friday appears to be a good day to be a fan or a pitcher, but not necessarily a right fielder. The sun’s last rays will shine directly into right field when the game begins at 4:37 p.m.

The temperature is expected to be in the low 60s during the game, dropping to the upper 50s after sunset. The wind will be almost non-existent, blowing at less than 5 mph from the left-field line to the right.

Bring no umbrellas or ponchos because the National Weather Service predicts no rain during the game.

Citizens Bank Park Wiki

Citizens Bank Park is a baseball stadium located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the city’s South Philadelphia Sports Complex. It is the home playing field of the Philadelphia Phillies, the city’s Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise. The stadium opened April 3, 2004 and hosted its first regular-season baseball game on April 12 of the same year, with the Phillies losing to the Cincinnati Reds, 4–1. It is named after Citizens Financial Group.

Construction
Broke groundJune 28, 2001
OpenedApril 3, 2004
Construction costUS$458 million
($657 million in 2021 dollars)
ArchitectEwingCole (formerly Ewing Cole Cherry Brott, Philadelphia
HOK Sport
Agoos Lovera Architects (Philadelphia)
Project managerStranix Associates
General contractorL. F. Driscoll/Hunt
Main contractorsSynterra, Ltd.
Don Todd Associates, Inc.
Tenants
Philadelphia Phillies (MLB) (2004–present)