Homestand Highlights for Monday, April 27-Thursday, May 7, 2015

Green Week, eight Theme Nights, and a Matt Carpenter batting practice jersey giveaway highlight the second homestand of 2015

ST. LOUIS, April 27, 2015– The Cardinals are back at Busch for the longest homestand of the season – an 11-game stretch which kicks off with a four-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies and continues with a three-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates and a four-game series with the Chicago Cubs. The homestand is highlighted by annual Green Week festivities, the Ozzie Smith and Jack Clark Budweiser Bash Theme Nights, and the Matt Carpenter adult replica batting practice jersey giveaway.

Monday, April 27, 2015 — Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 1, Gate 3, UMB Champions Club and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the fifth inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.
  • Green Week Activity – Shoe Recycling: The Cardinals, in partnership with Shoeman Water Projects, will collect shoes at Busch Stadium gates before the game. Fans are asked to clean out their closets of any unwanted, gently-used shoes, tie or band them together, and drop them in the designated shoe collection bins. Shoeman Water Projects creates clean drinking water for those in need by selling shoes to exporters for resale and then using the money generated from those sales to purchase well-drilling rigs and water purification systems in developing countries (#4AGreenerGame). For more information about Green Week, visit cardinals.com/greenweek.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 — Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m. 

  • Gary Sinise: During a pregame ceremony, actor, director and musician Gary Sinise will be on field representing The Gary Sinise Foundation. The foundation honors defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities. Sinise is best known for his roles in Forrest Gump and Of Mice and Men, and most recently starred in CSI:NY.
  • Green Week Activity – Shoe Recycling: See above (Monday, April 27) for details.
  • Ozzie Smith Budweiser Bash Theme Night: Fans who purchase this special Bud Bash Theme Ticket receive a voucher for a limited edition Ozzie Smith mini bobblehead as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1985 Nationals League Champion Cardinals. VIP ticket-holders will also have access to a pregame autograph session with Ozzie Smith. VIP tickets are currently sold out. For more info, or to purchase general tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme (#BudBash). Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item.
  • Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game. The auction is a great way for fans and collectors alike to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. Auction tables are located at Gate 1, Gate 3, inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 — Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

  • Cardinals Care 6K Ceremony: The winners from each division of the 2014 Cardinals Care 6K will be recognized on field during a pregame ceremony. Registration is now open for the 2015 race at cardinals.com/6k (#CardsCare6K). Early registration prices end April 30.
  • College Night Theme Tickets: The St. Louis Cardinals invite students, faculty and staff of local colleges and universities to the second college night of the season. Fans who purchase the $15 Right/Left Field loge theme night ticket receive an exclusive Cardinals hooded sweatshirt. Fans must present the special theme night voucher in order to receive this promotional item. This event is sold out, but for more info, visit cardinals.com/theme (#CardsTheme).
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 1, Gate 3, UMB Champions Club and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the fifth inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.
  • Cardinals Care Grant Ceremony: In an afternoon ceremony, Cardinals Care will distribute more than $129,000 to 55 area nonprofit groups that support local kids. A Cardinals player, executives and Fredbird will all take part in the afternoon event (#CardsCare).
  • Pregame Pom/Cheer/Dance Performance: Prior to the game, groups from Dance Experience Performing Arts, Titan Cheerleaders, and Young Champions of America will perform in Ford Plaza at approximately 5:50 p.m.
  • Green Week Activity – Shoe Recycling: See above (Monday, April 27) for details.
  • Green Week Activity – Operation Food Search Presentation: In a ceremony prior to the game, Operation Food Search will recognize the Cardinals and the team’s concessionaire, Delaware North Sportservice. Together, the Cardinals and Delaware North Companies diverted nearly 12,000 pounds of unused food from concessions stands in Busch Stadium to Operation Food Search in 2014, which reduced the amount of waste going to landfills. When food decomposes in landfills, it becomes a source of greenhouse gas emissions. The Cardinals are exceeding their food recovery goals, which results in decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, and slowing climate change while contributing to Operation Food Search’s efforts in feeding 200,000 of our neighbors in need  (#4AGreenerGame).
  • Green Week Activity – Volunteer Recognition: During pregame ceremonies, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency will honor some of the outstanding Green Team volunteers. During Green Week, and all season long, the St. Louis Cardinals Knight FM Green Team volunteers walk down the aisles of the seating bowl in-between innings and collect recyclables from fans while promoting recycling at Busch Stadium. In exchange for their services, they are able to watch the game in standing room only sections of Busch Stadium, as collections are only done in-between innings and during pitching changes so as not to disturb fans trying to watch the game. For more information, visit cardinals.com/green (#4AGreenerGame).

Thursday, April 30, 2015 — Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies (12:45 p.m.)

Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

  • Charity Haircuts in the Plaza sponsored by Great Clips: During the game, fans can root on their team and shape up their roots with a visit to Ford Plaza for Great Clips’ Charity Haircuts. For a $10 donation, Great Clips – who sponsors the event every weekday afternoon game during the season – will cut your hair and donate all proceeds to Cardinals Care.
  • Green Week Activity – Shoe Recycling: See above (Monday, April 27) for details.
  • Live Music at Cardinals Nation: There will be free live music from DJ Rick Paul in the Hall of Fame Club (2nd floor of the Cardinals Nation Restaurant) post-game until close.

Friday, May 1, 2015 — Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:15 p.m.

  • Portable Phone Charger: 25,000 ticketed-fans, receive a portable phone charger, presented by AT&T.
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Night: The Greater St. Louis FCA is celebrating 50 years. Fans are invited to join the celebration at Busch by purchasing the special Theme Ticket. Each ticket includes a voucher for an exclusive FCA/Cardinals 50thanniversary t-shirt. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. Fans can also enjoy a pregame rally featuring current and former Cardinals sharing their FCA experience and the importance of sports and Christ in their lives. For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme (#CardsTheme).
  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the middle of the 7th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game’s raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050 (#Raffle4Kids).
  • Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game. The auction is a great way for fans and collectors alike to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. Auction tables are located at Gate 1, Gate 3, inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 1, Gate 3, UMB Champions Club and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the fifth inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.
  • Missouri Farmers Care: Race to the Plate: Every Friday night, fans will enjoy the in-game Missouri Farmers Care: Race to the Plate – a mascot race featuring Captain Cornelius, Bessie the Cow and Simon the Soybean. Join the conversation on how today’s food is grown and raised at MissouriFarmersCare.com.
  • Live Music at Cardinals Nation: There will be free live music from Boogie Chyld in the Hall of Fame Club (2nd floor of the Cardinals Nation Restaurant) post-game until close.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 — Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (1:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

  • Adult Replica Matt Carpenter Batting Practice Jersey: 25,000 ticketed-fans, ages 16 and older, receive a replica Matt Carpenter Batting Practice Jersey.
  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the middle of the 7th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game’s raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050 (#Raffle4Kids).
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 1, Gate 3, UMB Champions Club and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the fifth inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.
  • Live Music at Cardinals Nation: There will be free live music from Sable in the Hall of Fame Club (2nd floor of the Cardinals Nation Restaurant) post-game until close.

Sunday, May 3, 2015 — Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (1:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

  • Adult Performance T-Shirt: All ticketed-fans, ages 16 and older, receive a one-of-a-kind Cardinals Performance T-Shirt.
  • Kids Free Ticket Voucher: All ticketed-fans, ages 15 and younger, receive a free ticket to a 2015 home game.
  • Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday: Starting two hours prior to the game, bring the entire family to Ford Plaza for games, prizes and free North Star ice cream (while supplies last).
  • Sonya Jones: During a pregame ceremony, Biggest Loser Season 16 runner-up Sonya Jones will throw a ceremonial pitch. Jones, a former fast-pitch softball player, was born in Springfield, Illinois, and lost over 140 pounds during her time on the show.
  • Paint Day: Fans are invited to the first-ever Paint Day at Busch Stadium. With guidance from the creative folks at Paint Nite, fans that purchase the special Paint Day Theme Ticket will enjoy a pregame paint class and create their own, exclusively designed Cardinals baseball painting. The Cardinals provide supplies, including the canvas, paints, brushes and smock. No painting experience is needed. Fans will use acrylic paint in primary colors and go home with a16″x20″ masterpiece. Fans must have the special theme ticket voucher to participate. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme (#CardsTheme).
  • Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle: Fans, ages 18 and older, may play the Cardinals Care 50/50 Raffle by going to any of the six ticket kiosk locations throughout the stadium from the time gates open until the middle of the 7th inning. One lucky fan will receive 50 percent of the gross proceeds from the game’s raffle ticket donations, and the other half will benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s charitable foundation that helps children. For more info and kiosk locations, visit cardinals.com/5050 (#Raffle4Kids).
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 1, Gate 3, UMB Champions Club and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the fifth inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

Monday, May 4, 2015 — Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (7:10 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:40 p.m.

  • Give STL Day Kickoff: During a pregame ceremony, the Cardinals and the Greater St. Louis Community Foundation are teaming up to kick off Give STL Day on Tuesday, May 5 – a 24-hour giving event in which more than 790 local nonprofit organizations raise much-needed dollars with the help of the community. Money raised goes towards each organizations specific cause. For more information, visit givestlday.org.
  • Pregame Pom/Cheer/Dance Performance: Prior to the game, groups from the Meghan-Torno School of Irish Dance, the O’Faolain Academy of Irish Dance, Dancers On Tour, Dupo High School Dance, and the Vineland Dragonettes and Dragon Dude will perform in Ford Plaza at approximately 5:50 p.m.
  • Boy/Girl Scout Theme Night: The Cardinals are proud to present Boy Scout and Girl Scout Night at Busch Stadium. For just $14, each scout receives a ticket to the game as well as a badge. While tickets for this Theme Night are sold out, fans may purchase tickets for a second Scout Night on May 26th at cardinals.com/theme. Scouts who purchase this ticket will receive a voucher which can be exchanged for the patch. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. (#CardsTheme)
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 1, Gate 3, UMB Champions Club and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the fifth inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 — Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

  • Jack Clark Budweiser Bash Theme Night: Fans who purchase this special Bud Bash Theme Ticket receive a voucher for a limited edition Jack Clark mini bobblehead as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1985 Nationals League Champion Cardinals. VIP ticket-holders will also have access to a pregame autograph session with Jack Clark. For more info, or to purchase tickets, visitcardinals.com/theme (#BudBash). Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item.
  • Cinco de Mayo Theme Night: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the Cardinals. Fans who purchase this special Theme Ticket receive a voucher for a Cardinals chip and dip tray. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. A live mariachi band and Bud Light Lime-A-Ritas will be in Riverview Corner before the game. For more info, or to purchase tickets, visitcardinals.com/theme (#CardsTheme).
  • Cardinals Care Stadium Auction: Fans have the unique opportunity to bid on exclusive autographed Cardinals memorabilia at the game. The auction is a great way for fans and collectors alike to obtain specialty Cardinals items while helping support the programs that Cardinals Care provides to youth in the community. Auction tables are located at Gate 1, Gate 3, inside the Cardinals Club, UMB Champions Club and Redbird Club.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 — Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (7:15 p.m.)

Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

  • Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Night: Get free autographs from current and former Cardinals players, courtesy of Academy Sports + Outdoors. Two current Cardinals players will sign 100 autographs inside Gate 1 for fans 15 years old and younger from 5:45-6:15. Two former Cardinals players will sign autographs for fans of all ages from 6:15-7:00.
  • Illinois Secretary of State: Illinois Secretary of State, Jesse White, will throw out a ceremonial pitch to support the Illinois Organ Donor Program, Life Goes On, which aims to strengthen the donor registry through outreach and registration initiatives.
  • Battle at Busch: 105.7 The Point and the Cardinals present the Battle at Busch concert series. The 2015 schedule features 18 local bands over the course of six nights, at six different Cardinals home games in Ford Plaza. Tonight’s battle features Cardboard Room, Seminary Villains, and Man Eating Tiger. Bands begin performing 20 minutes after the gates open with each act given 20 minutes to perform. Each band will be judged on a point system by Mozingo Music and 105.7 The Point. The top three scoring bands of the summer will be invited back to play on September 22 in the “Battle at Busch” finals for the grand prize package. Tickets are available for $10.57 to each Battle at Busch game by going to cardinals.com/battleatbusch.
  • MLBPAA Auction: The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will conduct a baseball-themed silent auction inside Gate 1, Gate 3, UMB Champions Club and the Cardinals Club from the time gates open through the fifth inning. All proceeds will benefit Cardinals Care and the Players Alumni Association, a non-profit group that strives to preserve the game of baseball while supporting a variety of charities.

Thursday, May 7, 2015 — Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (12:45 p.m.)

Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

  • KMOX Day: Join the Voice of the Cardinals, KMOX, for a “Businessmen’s Special.” Fans who purchase the special KMOX Theme Ticket will receive a voucher for a limited edition Cardinals/KMOX Fedora. Fans can also enjoy a special pregame meet & greet with KMOX on-air personalities. Fans must present the voucher in order to receive this promotional item. For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme (#CardsTheme).
  • Charity Haircuts in the Plaza sponsored by Great Clips: During the game, fans can root on their team and shape up their roots with a visit to Ford Plaza for Great Clips’ Charity Haircuts. For a $10 donation, Great Clips – who sponsors the event every weekday afternoon game during the season – will cut your hair and donate all proceeds to Cardinals Care.
  • Live Music at Cardinals Nation: There will be free live music from Griffin & the Gargoyles in the Hall of Fame Club (2nd floor of the Cardinals Nation Restaurant) post-game until close.

More Homestand Information

Poplar Street Bridge Construction

During this homestand, two lanes of westbound Poplar Street Bridge will be closed. The two right lanes on the bridge will be closed for about a month; then crews will open those two lanes and close the two left lanes for a month. During the work to construct the new driving surface, drivers should be aware of shifting traffic.  Although the bridge will remain open through the construction, drivers may want to consider using alternate routes between Illinois and St. Louis City.  The new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge, the Eads and the Martin Luther King Bridge are all options during the work on the Poplar Street Bridge. For more information, contact the Missouri Department of Transportation (modot.org).

Cardinals Authentics

New this season, the Cardinals Authentics Shop – the official source of game-used and autographed collectibles and memorabilia directly from the club – will have game-used bases and baseballs available for purchase before the end of the game. All season long, fans will be able to take a piece of the game directly from the field to their home, all in one visit. For more information on Cardinals Authentics, and their two locations (inside Ford Plaza and at Cardinals Nation inside Ballpark Village), visit cardinals.com/authentics (#CardsAuthentics).

Metal Detectors

One change Cardinals fans will note this season is the installation of walk-through metal detectors at all Busch Stadium gates and entrances, as part of Major League Baseball’s implementation of mandatory metal detection screening of all guests at all MLB ballparks in 2015. Please see below for some helpful tips to ensure a smooth entry process for fans at Busch Stadium this season:

  • Allow more time – Stadium entry may take longer than in previous years. Please try to arrive earlier than normal to ensure you’re in the ballpark in plenty of time.
  • Be prepared for gate inspections – Entering with fewer items and having bags ready for inspection will speed up the process. Busch Stadium walk-through metal detectors are not as sensitive as TSA detectors at airports. Fans do not need to remove belt and shoes, but will need to remove large metal objects from pockets such as cell phones, keys, and glasses. Please inform gate staff of pacemakers or artificial joints that may set off the detectors. Have game tickets ready for ushers to scan. Fans can also visit this link for a refresher on which items are allowed into the ballpark.
  • Best gates to use – Fans who park on North or East sides of Busch Stadium are encouraged to enter at Gates 1 or 6, as these gates typically have shorter entry lines.

Fans Encouraged to Post #LoveRed2 Video Messages to Social Media to Honor Red Schoendienst

Throughout the 2015 season, the St. Louis Cardinals are encouraging fans to join the team in celebrating Red Schoendienst’s 70th anniversary in baseball by taping a personal video message to Red demonstrating that they love Red too. Fans are encouraged to post their video message to their favorite social media platform (ex. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Vine etc.) with the hashtag #LoveRed2. For more information, visitcardinals.com/lovered2.

“Take Me Out to the Ballgame” Talent Video Contest Seeks Creative and Entertaining Fans

The St. Louis Cardinals are encouraging fans to submit videos singing “Take Me Out To the Ballgame” for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind VIP experience. Church choirs, school groups, local organizations, garage bands, symphonies and any individual fans with talent are encouraged to record a video (less than 3 minutes in length), demonstrating their creativity and talent, singing their own version of the classic baseball song. Fans have until May 31 to submit their video. Learn more and see submissions at cardinals.com/talent.

Jason Heyward featured on cover of new Cardinals Magazine

Cardinals Magazine kicks off its 24th season with a pair of must-read stories on two of the most watched players in 2015.The cover story on Gold-Glove outfielder Jason Heyward reveals how we embraces his new opportunity in St. Louis and why current and former teammates and coaches believe the talented 25 year-old will become a central figure in the Cards’ lineup in 2015. The same optimism is shared for Carlos Martinez, who opens up about the loss of his friend Oscar Taveras and how his greater maturity is driving him to become a fixture in the Cards’ rotation.

This page-turning edition includes an oral history of the stunning comeback in Game 1 of the 2014 NLDS in Los Angeles through the eyes of Adam Wainwright, Matt Carpenter, Matt Holliday and others. Other exclusive content includes the debut of Carpenter’s new journal, Old School vs. New School featuring Randy Choate and Michael Wacha, a detailed review of and book excerpt from Mike Matheny’s national best-selling book “The Matheny Manifesto,” and photos from the offseason international travels of Matheny, Wainwright and Choate.

Throughout the season, Cardinals Magazine is on sale for just $5 at Busch Stadium at all gates, the Team Store, and the Cardinals Authentics Shop at Ballpark Village. It’s also available at many area retailers: Schnucks, Dierbergs, QT, Walgreens and Cardinals Clubhouse. To order a print or digital subscription, visit cardinals.com/magazine or call 314.345.9000. Sign up today and receive two tickets to a Monday-Thursday home games in 2015 (#CardsMag).

Official 2015 Scorecard

Also on sale at Busch Stadium this season is the popular 2014 Official Scorecard, featuring the striking artistic designs of local artist Mike Right, who has been creating the timeless Cardinals scorecard imagery since 2003. Inside, the scorecard also teaches fans how to score the “Cardinal Way”—a storied tradition by club officials that dates back to the 1940s. During games, fans can purchase Cardinals Magazine and the Official Scorecard together for just $5 at all gates.

New for 2015, fans coming to Busch Stadium can now purchase the magazine and scorecard with a credit or debit card at any gate. And in April, fans can purchase the 2015 Cardinals Official Calendar featuring the complete season schedule and more than 30 coupons from club and area retailers.

Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

Featuring stadiums, players and championship moments, the Cardinals Museum boasts one of the largest team-specific collections of artifacts and memorabilia in the world. The Museum’s seven galleries take fans on a chronological journey through the rich history of the Cardinals, allowing them to learn about the birth of the franchise, relive special memories and interact with great exhibits. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m.8 p.m. On game nights, the Museum will remain open through the 7th inning. Adult admission is $12, and tickets can be purchased at cardinalsnation.com. (#CardsMuseum)

Cardinals Nation Restaurant and Bar

Open daily, Cardinals Nation is the year-round home to Cardinals fans offering a variety of weekly programming and special events. This season, fans won’t want to miss the following highlights:

  • GW Grill on Clark Street featuring St. Louis’ own G&W Bratwursts and Hot Dogs on game days.
  • Game-day buffet at the Hall of Fame Club (2nd floor)
  • Homerun Brunch every non-home game Sunday
  • Keep the Cup promotion on game days with 3 limited edition cups this season
  • Free live music after weekend home games
  • And much more! Visit cardinalsnation.com for details.

St. Louis Cardinals Official 2015 Media Guide

Typically available only to sportswriters, broadcasters, baseball executives and scouts, the Cardinals annual media guide is the ultimate insider’s resource. The Cardinals 2015 Media Guide can be purchased for $20 at cardinals.com/mediaguide, at the Team Store inside Busch Stadium, at each gate where scorecards are sold, at the Cardinals Authentics Shop in Cardinals Nation at Ballpark Village, and by phone at 314.345.9000.

Cardinals Work “4 A Greener Game”

The Green Team is a group of volunteers who walk down the aisles of the seating bowl in-between innings collecting recyclables from fans and promoting recycling at Busch Stadium. In exchange for their services, volunteers are able to watch the game in standing room only sections of Busch Stadium, as collections are only done in-between innings and during pitching changes so as not to disturb fans trying to watch the game. To volunteer or learn more, visit cardinals.com/green (#4AGreenerGame).

Cardinals in the Community

Cardinals Care (#CardsCare) was established to give fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the organization to help children in our community – both on and off the baseball field. Since it was established in 1997, Cardinals Care has distributed nearly $21 million to support St. Louis area non-profit youth organizations and built 21 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods. 2015 marks the 12th year of Cardinals Care’s innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free baseball league for kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play. In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment needed for each team, Redbird Rookies also provides extensive off-field support in the areas of health, education, mentoring and the cultural arts for each of the nearly 4,500 kids who participate in the program each year. Fans can support Cardinals Care by donating directly at cardinals.com/community or in a variety of ways:

  • Cardinals Care 6K and One Mile Fun Run: Registration is now open for the sixth annual Cardinals Care 6K and One Mile Fun Run set for Sunday, September 13th. Those interested in participating are encouraged to learn more and register at cardinals.com/6k(#CardsCare6K).
  • Cardinals for the Cure: The Cardinals are teaming up with fans again this year for the 18th annual Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure on Saturday, June 13. Fans should visit cardinals.com/komen for more information or to join the St. Louis Cardinals’ Team. Participants will receive a one-of-a-kind Cardinals t-shirt while supplies last.

Cardinals Social Media

Join the Cardinals throughout the season on a variety of social media platforms including Twitter (@Cardinals), Facebook (facebook.com/cardinals), Instagram (Cardinals), Pinterest (pinterest.com/cardinalsmlb), Tumblr (stlcardinals) and Google + (St. Louis Cardinals). Fans will get an inside look at the team, exclusive promotions and giveaways, breaking club news, behind-the-scenes photos, videos and much more. For more info, and a list of verified player twitter accounts, visit cardinals.com/connect. Join the conversation using #STLCards.

Facebook Fridays with Fredbird: Every Friday, Fredbird and Team Fredbird will appear somewhere within Cardinal Nation to give away a select number of free tickets or items to lucky fans on a first come, first serve basis. Be sure to join the fun. To find out where Fredbird will be each week follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/cardinals and on Twitter @Cardinals, or visit cardinals.com/facebookfridays for more details (#Fredbird).

Fan-Friendly Values

  • Dynamic Deals of the Week: The Cardinals’ value-based dynamic pricing system allows them to offer outstanding ticket savings to fans throughout the season. Special values will be highlighted each Monday as part of the “Dynamic Deals of the Week” promotion. Fans can sign up to receive weekly Dynamic Deal emails at cardinals.com.
  • KMOX 1120 First Pitch Tickets: The Cardinals are pleased to team up with KMOX 1120 to offer the KMOX 1120 First Pitch Tickets. At9 a.m. on the day of each game, fans may purchase a voucher good for two tickets to that day’s game for a total cost of $11.20 ($5.60 per ticket). The voucher may be redeemed for tickets 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the game. The tickets may be anywhere in the park, depending on availability.

For more information on Cardinals promotions and scheduled events visit cardinals.com/promotions and cardinals.com/theme.

Media Information

Media looking for more information may contact the Cardinals Communications Department directly at 314.345.9904. Media can find helpful information about covering the team, including how to apply for credentials, sign up to receive team news releases and gain access to the team’s digital newsroom at cardinals.com/communications.

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