Philadelphia Baseball Game Changes Hot Dog Deal
FILE - The Phillie Phanatic comes out with his Hot Dog Launcher during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, July 4, 2016, in Philadelphia. For more than a quarter-century, Phillies fans thought dollar hot dog night was the best ballpark promotion — but the team has now decided it was the wurst. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)

Philadelphia Baseball Game Changes Hot Dog Deal

February 29th, 2024

In Philadelphia, there was a fun thing at the baseball game. You could get hot dogs for one dollar. But now, they have stopped this, and instead, you can buy one hot dog and get one free on two days in April. Last year, some people at the game threw their hot dogs, and it was messy. There were too many people and it was not safe. So, they had to change it. Before, the team did this to get more people to come when it was cold or rainy. But the team is good now and lots of people come to the games. Still, they want families to have fun and not spend too much money on food. Other places still have cheap hot dogs. In Pittsburgh, they have hot dogs for one dollar on six nights. In Kansas City, they also have cheap hot dogs. But in Philadelphia, you can still catch a free hot dog if you are lucky. The mascot shoots hot dogs into the crowd with a special gun.
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💭 Discussion Questions

. What could you buy for one dollar at the Philadelphia baseball game before?
. Why did Philadelphia stop the one dollar hot dog deal?
. When can you get one free hot dog in Philadelphia in April?

📖 Vocabulary

🌐 Cultural context

Philadelphia is a city in the United States where baseball is a popular sport. Hot dogs are a common food at baseball games. Mascots are fun characters that entertain people during the games.

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