Special Appearance by Baseball Legend Charlie Manuel Highlights Home Opener Tailgate at Live! on Thursday, April 6

PHILADELPHIA (March 29, 2023)If the crowds at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia during the 2022 MLB playoffs and World Series were any indication, Phillies fans will be packing the house once again to take in the ultimate gameday experience. Located just steps away from Citizen’s Bank Park, baseball fans will be able to cheer on the Philadelphia Phillies and all their favorite teams while watching the games on big-screen TVs and enjoying food, drink, and gaming specials throughout the property.

To celebrate the first Phillies home game, Live! Philadelphia and Philly Sports Trips have teamed up to host The Ultimate Opening Day Tailgate featuring former Philadelphia Phillies manager and local legend, Charlie Manuel. Located just outside the casino doors, The Ultimate Opening Day experience includes outdoor bars, a covered tailgate space, heaters, food, great drink variety, and more. The event will run from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 6. Tickets start at $125 and are available at

No matter where guests choose to dine, drink, play or bet on the games, Live! Philadelphia has perfect viewing locations with hundreds of LED TV screens around the casino floor, including Center Bar, which offers 360-degree views of the action on the casino floor, drink specials and live entertainment from Philly’s favorite bands and DJs.

Sports & Social Philly, featuring the FanDuel Sportsbook and Lounge, will celebrate the home opener on Thursday, April 6 with ticket giveaways, $5 Budweisers, and $8 specialty cocktails inspired by everyone’s favorite Phillies players, including The Wheeler, The Bohm, The Schwarber, The Turner, and The Harper (mocktail).

“Live! Philadelphia is located literally next door to Citizen’s Bank Park, so unless you are attending the game, the next best place to be is at one of our amazing venues for the ultimate gameday experience,” said Brian Uran, Vice President of Marketing at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia. “We are excited to swing back into baseball season, supporting our Phillies and entertaining our guests. Go Phils!”

The FanDuel Sportsbook and Lounge is the perfect place for guests to enjoy America’s favorite past-time in style. Featuring a giant media display wall and comfortable lounge chairs, guests can place their bet, relax and catch all the action.

“After an exhilarating 2022 Phillies season we expect to see more bets on baseball this year,” said Bryan Newman, Sportsbook General Manager at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia. “Our local Philadelphia fans are nothing but loyal, and can’t wait to be a part of the action on the field by placing bets at FanDuel.”

Phillies fans who attend home games this season can also take advantage of convenient parking at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia. Gold Card Live! Rewards members and above will receive free parking at all home games and Classic Card Live! Rewards members will get reimbursed for parking with Free Slot Play. Parking is first come, first served. Guests can register for a Live! Rewards membership for free at the Live! Rewards Club on the casino floor. Must be 21.

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About Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia

Voted Best Overall Gaming Resort and Best Overall Dining in Pennsylvania by Casino Player Magazine, Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia has transformed the South Philadelphia Stadium District into a nationally unrivaled one-stop destination to enjoy the fast-paced action of four major professional sports teams, memorable entertainment, premier dining, well-appointed hotel accommodations and world-class gaming. Conveniently located off I-95 and I-76, the facility features more than 200 luxury hotel rooms that are Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED™ with Forbes Travel Guide, a FanDuel® Sportsbook and Lounge, over 2,100 slots and electronic table games, and 134 live action table games, including a dedicated poker room. New dining and entertainment options include the Zagat-rated #1 steakhouse The Prime Rib®; Luk Fu, serving authentic Asian cuisine; Sports & Social Philly, a one-of-a-kind sports restaurant, gaming venue and social lounge; the 10th Street Market, a unique food hall featuring Guy Fieri’s Taco Joint and Guy’s Burger Joint; Philadelphia-favorites Lorenzo and Sons Pizza, Termini Bros. Bakery and Sang Kee Noodle Bar & Kitchen; Morty’s Deli and Luckie’s Liquor. A spirited nightlife scene at Center Bar and R Bar rounds out the Live! experience. The property offers more than 15,500-square-feet of customizable meeting and event space, as well as ample, secure parking. Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia was developed and remains owned and managed by Stadium Casino RE, LLC, an affiliate of The Cordish Companies, the premier developer of Live! dining, entertainment, gaming, hotel and sports-anchored destinations in the country. For reservations, call 1-833-472-5483 or visit Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram - @livecasinophl

About The Cordish Companies

The Cordish Companies’ origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Commercial Real Estate; Entertainment Districts; Sports-Anchored Developments; Gaming; Hotels; Residential Properties; Restaurants; International Development; Coworking Spaces; and Private Equity. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. The Cordish Companies has developed and operates highly acclaimed dining, entertainment and hospitality destinations throughout the United States, many falling under The Cordish Companies’ Live! Brand, highly regarded as one of the premier entertainment brands in the country. In gaming, The Cordish Companies has developed among the most successful casino hotel resorts in the world including the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland. Welcoming over 55 million visitors per year, these developments are among the highest profile dining, entertainment, gaming, hotel and sports-anchored destinations in the country. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family’s core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships, and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter. 

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