The long-awaiting Phillies Center City mural will be unveiled in September. Credit: Phillies
Phillies players may not be appearing in the playoffs this fall, but as the leaves change they will still be a fixture in the City of Murals.
The Mural Arts Program confirmed today that the Center City mural dedicated to the National League ball club is ready to be installed.
"Following forthcoming repairs to the building facade, the mural will be installed later in the summer and dedicated in late September 2014," according to Mural Arts spokeswoman Cari Feiler Bender.
The 143-foot mural was first painted on Parachute Fabric in designer David McShane's studio. Next week it will then be pasted in pieces to the wall like wallpaper and the artists will paint back over it. It will go on the side of an eight-story building on the south side of 24th and Walnut Streets.
The mural features key players from the team's 131-year history playing on the the team's last three stadiums.
And, of course, it's framed around the Phillie Phanatic and the team's beloved announcer, the late Harry Kalas.