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Phillies to sell hard liquor, wine at Citizens Bank Park this season

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The Philadelphia Phillies revealed that the team and its concession partner Aramark will be selling a selection of hard liquor and wine at Citizens Bank Park this upcoming season.

The news, as part of an announcement in which the team touted new concession offerings that will be available at the ballpark this season, states that cocktails and wine will be available in the main concourse’s general concession areas, per a Philly.com report.

The report notes that while hard liquor and wine previously was available in select locations inside the stadium, including non-Aramark establishments “such as McFadden’s, as well as in premium seating areas and at the sit-down restaurant Harry the K’s — it’s noted elsewhere that booze also has always been available at the High & Inside Pub, located on the second level behind home plate — this will be a new endeavor allowing all the Philly fans in the general ballpark population a crack at mixed drinks and wine.

The report notes that wine and cocktails will not be allowed to be brought back to seating areas and the official cocktail list hasn’t been firmed up just yet.

Given that the prospects of the upcoming Phillies season range from abysmal to downright putrid, the argument can be forwarded that the fans in attendance are going to need it.

Philadelphia fans of course have developed an unsavory reputation — arguably unfairly — of having a fair share of cretinous curs among its ranks (here and here), so it’s best to leave Crossing Broad, a noted Philly-centric site of some renown, to characterize the decision to sell booze at Phillies games.

“Over-under on how long this lasts until horrific left field incident forces Phillies to backtrack: three weeks,” Kyle Scott writes.

Fair enough. In other words, who are the ad wizards who came up with this one?