Phillies surprisingly cut popular Dollar Dog Nights, add new promotions and giveaways

The Phillies announced some exciting additions to their 2024 promotional schedule on Thursday but are doing away with the popular Dollar Dog Nights.
Philadelphia Phillies announce new promotions and giveaways, including BOGO hot dog nights
Philadelphia Phillies announce new promotions and giveaways, including BOGO hot dog nights / Rich Schultz/GettyImages

With the MLB regular season now less than a month away, the Philadelphia Phillies have released new additions to their promotional schedule, with some exciting news fans are sure to love.

However, one change that fans won't like is the removal of the popular Dollar Dog Nights, a promotion that has been running for 27 years. Instead, the Phillies announced Hatfield Phillies Franks BOGO Nights on Tuesday, April 2 versus the Cincinnati Reds and Tuesday, April 16 against the Colorado Rockies, when fans can get two dogs for the price of one ($5).

Per Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Phillies chose to switch the hot dog promotion after hot dog throwing incidents and congested concourses last season. Per the team's press release, the change, "... is based on the organization’s ongoing commitment to provide a positive experience for all fans in attendance."

Phillies add new giveaways to 2024 promotional schedule

Now for some good news.

The Phillies will open their season on March 28 at Citizens Bank Park against the Atlanta Braves, and there were already some great giveaways scheduled, which we covered in our first rundown of the full promotional schedule. As we already know, fans attending Opening Day can get themselves a Phillies Opening Day scarf, while those heading to the second game of the season will receive a McDonald’s Opening Night Phillies T-Shirt.

Newly added to the Opening Weekend festivities, fans attending the Sunday 1:35 p.m. ET game can get themselves a 2024 Schedule Magnet presented by Valley Forge Tourism.

The team also added a Miller Lite Floppy Hat giveaway for fans 21 and over on Thursday, Aug. 15 against the Washington Nationals at 6:40 p.m. ET.

As part of the GIANT Family Day on Sunday, Sept. 15, versus the New York Mets, the team will have Phanatic Lunch Bags for children 14 years and younger. There will be a block party and more activities before game time.

New London Series giveaways announced

With the Phillies heading to England for the 2024 London Series this summer, the team has introduced a pair of London-themed giveaways.

The first is a Double Decker Bus presented by SEI for children 14 years and under on Saturday, June 1 against the St. Louis Cardinals. The second is Sunglasses presented by SEI for all fans on Wednesday, June 5 when Rhys Hoskins and his Milwaukee Brewers are in town.

New events scheduled for 2024

The Phillies have also added some more promotional events to the calendar.

Fans 55 and older can stroll the bases during the Independence Blue Cross Senior Stroll the Bases Day on Monday, May 6, at the conclusion of the 4:05 p.m. ET game against the San Francisco Giants.

Coca-Cola Photo Day on Saturday, July 13 will allow fans to get on the field for photo opportunities with players, broadcasters, the Phanatic, and Phillies Ballgirls. But this one is limited access, so get there early. First pitch is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. ET that day.

There's also a Goya Latino Family Celebration for all fans on Tuesday, Aug. 27 when the Houston Astros come to town for a 6:40 p.m. ET start. This is the 21st year the Phillies have hosted this event, and it will feature live, Latin-inspired music and entertainment.