For the remaining three home games at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Phillies fans will be able to get food without having to take a break from watching the greatest team in baseball.
The stadium is the site of a pilot program that will integrate food ordering into MLB Advanced Media’s existing ‘At Bat’ iPhone app.
The food-ordering technology, which is being used at a Major League ballpark for the first time, allows the application to verify a fan is within the stadium and then choose from a number of pre-selected meals in the pilot program. Fans can make their purchase with a credit card, and after providing their seat information, their food order will be delivered. The plan is for delivery in 30 minutes or less. But in limited tests, the actual time has been closer to half that.
Among the pre-selected meals available to users are cheesesteaks, Tony Luke’s roasted pork, Bull’s BBQ’s turkey sandwich, Planet Hoagie’s Italian hoagie and the Eastern Shore crab cake sandwich. Water and soda are also available, though it’s unclear if you’d be allowed to order beer with the app.
The developers hope to have everything worked out by next year so that any stadium can hope to be as awesome as Citizens Bank Park.