There will be a tribute video and moment of silence for Roy Halladay, the former Phillies pitcher killed in a plane crash last November.
The Phillies will host the Miami Marlins on Thursday at 3:05 p.m. in the home opener at Citizens Bank Park, with Eagles coach Doug Pederson throwing out the first pitch.
The game will be broadcast on NBC 10 and SportsRadio 94 WIP.
NBC10 will show Welcome Home Phillies from 2 to 3 p.m.
NBC Sports Philadelphia will stream the game as well as the pre- and post-game shows on nbcsports.com/philadelphia and on the NBC Sports app.
Opening day ceremonies will be streaming live on the Phillies’ Facebook and Twitter pages.
Starting at noon, there will be an opening day block party on Citizens Bank Way. The party will feature a live performance by Go Go Gadjet, a giant Budweiser Macro Bar 2.0, a Ferris wheel, Gametrain and prizes and samplings from Diet Coke, Turkey Hill Dairy, J&J Snack Foods, Hatfield Quality Meats, Cavity Busters, AT&T, XFINITY Mobile, CBS Radio and more.
Gates will open at 12:35 p.m.
All fans will receive a Phillies opening day commemorative knit hat.
The Phillies will take batting practice at 12:40 p.m., followed by the Marlins at 1:10.
The Philadelphia Boys Choir and Men’s Chorale will sing America the Beautiful and Philadelphia Song, followed by player introductions.
There will be a tribute video and moment of silence for Roy Halladay, the former Phillies pitcher killed in a plane crash in Florida last November.
Kane Kalas, son of late Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas, will sing the national anthem at his father’s statue behind Section 141.
The U.S. Navy Leap Frogs will parachute onto the field delivering the first balls, which will be thrown by Pederson and 14-year-old Kaji Jegan, representing Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Yates will sing God Bless America during the seventh-inning stretch. ••