It’s a warm, spring night at Citizens Bank Park, there’s a comfortable breeze on your face, and the setting sun casts a warm glow on the baseball diamond below you. Even though you’re high up, you hear the crack of the bat at the plate. The red-seamed ball arcs through the air, lands in a crowd of fans, and the entire stadium erupts. Being a part of such unified excitement sends chills down your spine.

There’s a lot of things to experience here on campus at SJU, but it’s experiences like Major League Baseball games that make going to school in the city so worthwhile. Now that it’s spring and the stress of finals is starting to set in, it’s a perfect time to take a break and go experience a Phillies game with your friends.

Here are 4 reasons why you should consider making your way to Citizens Bank Park for a Phillies game this month!

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The tickets aren’t as expensive as you think.

Buying tickets for baseball games can get expensive, but as a college student, you can get discounted tickets! The Phillies are offering ”Student Steal” tickets for only $20, which you can buy here. There are only 5 nights in April that these tickets are available, so grab them while you’re still on campus and don’t miss out on this amazing deal.

These discounted tickets come with free food.

Yes, you read that right: free food! With your student ticket, you also get $12 credit toward any ballpark concession, which includes Chickie’s & Pete’s, Tony Luke’s, Campo’s Philly Cheesesteaks and other ballpark classics. While you may avoid going to games because you’re worried about the costs starting to add up, this student ticket offer is now undeniably worth it. Anything you can get in Ashburn Alley (for under $12) is yours and included in the price of your ticket!

Crab Fries or Campion? That’s your decision to make.

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We’re so close to all that home game excitement!

One of the best things about SJU is that we can enjoy some of the big city perks without being right in Center City. Citizens Bank Park is a quick 20-minute drive from campus and is a great option for a fun night out with friends!

Take a break from studying and the upcoming pressure of finals and head on over to a game!

The Phillies are a team to watch this season in the MLB.

The Phillies have already had a strong start to their season, so get to a game while you can! A good, exciting game can attract and entertain even those that aren’t the biggest sports fans. With new additions such as Bryce Harper, the team is ready to take on whatever comes their way. One person that went to a game this season said that they felt “2008 vibes,” referring to the last time the team won the World Series.

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You could be watching the next MLB World Series Champs and to say that you were there since the beginning is something anyone would love to brag about!

Still don’t think it’s worth it? The only way to know for sure is to go and see for yourself. Take advantage of this great deal while you can and get to Citizens Bank Park before school lets out this year!