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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital 

Bill introduced to name new Marian Anderson baseball facility as the Ryan Howard Training Center

More than $2 million is being spent on a new addition to Marian Anderson Recreation Center for the Major League Baseball Youth Academy. Improvements to the center include new indoor batting cages, classroom space and more as part of a youth baseball development program.

Marian Anderson Rec Center improvements

Now that the facility is almost completed at 17th and Fitzwater, it’s time to give it an official name. From the beginning of the project, current Phillies player Ryan Howard has been a contributor. A bill is now being introduced to name the facility as the Ryan Howard Training Center.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital 

Marian Anderson Recreation Center improvements expected to slide into home plate by June 20

If you’ve walked past Marian Anderson Recreation Center at 17th and Fitzwater any time during the past few months, you’ve seen a lot of construction work underway.

Marian Anderson Rec Center improvements

Rendering of the facility from 2015.

That construction now has an expected completion date. The new MLB Urban Youth Academy facility and improvements to the play yard are on track to be open to the public by June 20.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Federal Donuts finally confirms its stand at CBP, which also plans a Victory beer garden

Federal Donuts and Aramark finally announced their new stand that’s opening at Citizens Bank Park this season, the Insider reports.

Pennsport location, pic from Philly Phoodie

Pennsport location, pic from Philly Phoodie

We were the first to break the story one month ago today, and we have to say, this one feels pretty good. Several doubters came out of the woodwork to question our report because FedNuts wouldn’t confirm what we found out. But there you have it.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Federal Donuts opening stand at Citizens Bank Park

Love Federal Donuts, but can’t stand the long lines, waits, and sell outs of their Center City and Pennsport locations?

Well, there will still undoubtedly be lines and waits, but starting this spring, you can also get your Fednuts fix at Federal Donuts at Citizens Bank Park.

Pennsport location, pic from Philly Phoodie

Taking over half of the Alley Grill in the left field plaza, the CBP FD’s menu will consist of the signature fried birds and a tight rotation of donuts. The left field plaza location puts Federal Donuts within a bones’ throw of the ever-popular Schmitter, so get your arteries ready for a long summer.

No official word yet on what they’ll do differently at this location, but we are hoping for some signature flavors at the ballpark. Also no word yet on how this affects new outfielder Delmon Young’s contractual weight-loss clause.

- Anthony Sica, @Anthony_Sica

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